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17-05-2016, 02:25 PM
RE: I HATE READING!
Try audiobooks. It helps.

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17-05-2016, 02:40 PM
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Don't you hate it when you try to read something that is considered a great work of lit and you can't make it through more that 10 pages without either falling asleep or having your mind go south to Buenos Aires. I have never been able to get into "Brave New World" and one of my college majors was Literature. I did read it once because I had to and I actually managed to ace a test on it but I can't remember shit about it today. I do remember thinking, "This is the biggest piece of crap that has ever been on a bookstore shelf."
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17-05-2016, 02:57 PM
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Mittens Deluxe,

First of all I love your username. There's something intrinsically cute about mittens so mittens deluxe must be even cuter than cute. Heart

Anyway, enough about your name.

When I was younger I hated to read too. I had other things to do besides sit and read. I was bored as hell reading so if you're a young person get up and do stuff. You'll have plenty of time later to catch up on all the reading. That's not to say you should remain ignorant of important worldly things. Keep up on those things but if you aren't reading novels all the time it's really ok.

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17-05-2016, 03:13 PM
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(17-05-2016 12:46 PM)Mittens Deluxe Wrote:  So I just tried to open up my copy of Brave New world and read the first 10 pages of it. After almost 10 pages, I was shouting at the book to shut the fuck up, then I closed it and laid in bed groaning for I don't know how long. Then I opened it up again and the pages once again seethed my brain.

I just cannot do this fucking reading thing. I know it's supposed to be one of the most fulfilling experiences in life, but when I pick up this book it's just so tedious to read, it eventually starts to feel like I'm just exercising my mere will to keep reading it.

I want to be into reading, I want to enjoy getting lost in stories. I just don't know why it's so fucking frustrating and difficult, I feel like I want to punch something when I read Brave New World. I've read a couple other books this year all the way through, Franz Kafka's the metamorphosis, the wasp factory, and In The Miso Soup. So I'm NOT INCAPABLE of doing this. I just don't know what the fuck is the what the fuck.

Maybe you just don't like that particular book. Try something else. There are so many great books that you'll never read them all anyway, so it's no tragedy to skip this one.

A tongue-in-cheek suggestion: try reading Finnegans Wake (James Joyce), and after you run screaming from that, try Brave New World again. It will seem much easier (although maybe still boring).

And, as Aliza says, maybe reading just isn't your thing. That would be a pity, but it would be even more of a pity to just keep trying to enjoy something that you're never going to enjoy.
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17-05-2016, 03:18 PM (This post was last modified: 17-05-2016 03:22 PM by Dark Wanderer.)
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what are some of your hobbies or interests? find a book related to those. ive been a lifelong gamer, which has also gotten me into reading. like i use to play the Total War series of games, which got me reading lots of history books. i never read a book based on its popularity. i read based on what interests me. otherwise why would i give a shit?
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17-05-2016, 04:46 PM
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(17-05-2016 03:18 PM)Dark Wanderer Wrote:  what are some of your hobbies or interests? find a book related to those. ive been a lifelong gamer, which has also gotten me into reading. like i use to play the Total War series of games, which got me reading lots of history books. i never read a book based on its popularity. i read based on what interests me. otherwise why would i give a shit?

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17-05-2016, 08:05 PM (This post was last modified: 17-05-2016 08:10 PM by Dark Wanderer.)
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There are tons of books related to all of those things. Even porn, I'm betting. I'd suggest looking into it. A quick search on ebay, amazon, or google will give you plenty of results. It's an awesome time when you find a book that you really enjoy, and sad times when you're finished with it.

Though I do know of people that just don't "get it" when it comes to reading. For some reason they just see the words, and can't actually turn the words into scenes or pictures in their head. If I couldn't imagine what I was reading,instead of just looking at the words, I probably wouldn't read either.
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18-05-2016, 10:25 AM
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First of all, did you just pick a book that you had and decided to read it or did you go to a store and find something that looked interesting to you? because I have that problem with books that people gift me.
If you want to get into reading: Think about what type of movies you like. Science Fiction? Documentaries? Thrillers? Comedy? etc. Then look up famous authors of that genre, ask friends to recommend and ask why that exact recommendation....
If you have the issue with focussing: Same steps as above but then just take the audiobook and listen to it on the bus / while cleaning up, etc

Generally, don't stress and don't force yourself. Relax, don't worry about missing a line or two. Sometimes you will miss a whole page but maybe it was something that won't be a big deal in the scale of a whole book.

A few recommendations from my side to start / to get into reading:
- Harry Potter (the books tell you more than the movies and are very entertaining / simple language) - many books in a series
- A million little pieces (horrible writing style, fiction but written like memoirs, about drug addiction) - relatively short book
- Fire Starter (fiction / thriller kind of book / graphicly written at some points) - bigger book

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18-05-2016, 10:34 AM
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(17-05-2016 01:08 PM)Mittens Deluxe Wrote:  
(17-05-2016 01:01 PM)Commonsensei Wrote:  Then this must be a terrible sight for you.

One of my biggest crutch's is my dyslexia. When I read I have to go back a couple of times because the sentences don't make sense to me. Words seem out of place, or even backwards.

Another is my daydreaming, I'll get an idea in my head then drift off. But mean while I'm flipping threw the words not getting what their saying. By time I catch myself I'll be a few pages in and have to go back because I feel out of place.

The exact same thing happens to me. I will be reading on for like a paragraph or a page, then have to go back because I'll realize I wasn't actually paying attention to what the words were saying and my mind was somewhere else.

I think the word you're looking for is site, and this isn't a bad website for me. I don't have trouble reading a few sentences or paragraphs, but if I have to just read page after page for prolonged periods of time, then it becomes very stressful for me. Like even right now, my brain still feels worn out from trying to read that fucking brave new world book.

I read myself to sleep every night, and as I drift off to sleep I many times dream I am still reading and my sleeping mind continues the story. Then next day as I pick up the tablet I cannot find where I left off, because it does not exist. It was somewhere in my own brain box!
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18-05-2016, 10:49 AM
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Try reading this

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