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    What are you currently reading?

    Keep in mind that this isn't for manga (there's a specific thread in The Ctarl-Ctarl Empire) but is for any other kind of book, including comics.

    I was quite an avid reader as a kid. I was creative and enjoyed writing my own stories. Teen/child horror novels were my biggest interest and inspiration. I read so many RL Stine novels, including a lot of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series. I remember eagerly queuing up for the occasional book shop's openings at the school library with my pocket money in hand for the next Monster Blood book.

    So what changed? Well, in secondary/high school I stopped caring about a lot of things. I suppose that was the start of my easygoing personality. I should have read more since lately I often feel too tired to read, not to mention getting a headache sometimes. Still, I have a bunch of unread books so I'm making a commitment to read for a least an hour every day.

    Do you read a lot? Currently I'm reading a book about a problem I'm often facing: tidying. Whenever I do it my changes seem to revert themselves. So I got this Japanese book and the methods make sense. I look forward to applying them. It's called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

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    I'm procrastinating as usual and right there with you for fighting for time to read in the daily schedule.

    Apart from scripts that I'm reading "for work".
    I'm reading this series:


    Mostly because I met the writer at a shindig and started hitting her up for writing advice.
    Nice woman, trying to lure her into watching more anime actually, and eventually OLS.
    IT'S LEYLINE MISSIONARY WORK WE DO HERE FELLAS.

    This series is not near as practical as your decluttering volume Mantis.
    And usually I'm not one for the genre-romance teen adventure, but it's a good read and I like her characters.
    So it's nice to have something light/easy to read and feel like I'm making progress on something.
    [Gotta always be building up the contact relationships after all.]
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    This was a good idea Mantis.

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    It must be pretty awesome to meet successful writers. I'll give you a cookie if she joins Nexus. Haha, I wish I could get back into fiction reading. Glad to see you're enjoying something you hadn't thought you would.
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    I've been reading A History of The Vikings by Gwyn Jones. I haven't gotten far on it. It is a very dry and academic book so I can't really read it for a long period of time. Still, if you have the patience for it, it's still fascinating but not something I would recommend to casual readers. I don't read enough, but with all the other crap I have going on I tend to procrastinate a lot when it comes to books.

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    ...what kinda cookie we talkin' here?
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    This was a good idea Mantis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starwind55 View Post
    I've been reading A History of The Vikings by Gwyn Jones. I haven't gotten far on it. It is a very dry and academic book so I can't really read it for a long period of time. Still, if you have the patience for it, it's still fascinating but not something I would recommend to casual readers. I don't read enough, but with all the other crap I have going on I tend to procrastinate a lot when it comes to books.
    That sounds really interesting. What kind of history book isn't academic? Having said that I rarely read about history. I have a thick book about every country in the world but I don't think it goes into history much. I guess there's still the other forms of media that are completely accurate, like the TV series called... Vikings!

    AsherTheWilliams: Hmmm... I have some Oreo ice cream sandwiches in the freezer. That's the best you can have right now. Bring a friend though and I'll find better things!

    I'm almost done with the tidying book (and I'll dedicate a few days to its tips) and I'm more or less ready to move on. (Yes, part of its advice is to spend many hours on tidying at a time, but there are tips to make it "fun", like organising items by category. That said, I'm no minimalist. I'm prepared to remove most of my clutter but not all of my enjoyable possessions!)

    What are you currently reading?-atheoryoffun-jpg

    This is A Theory of Fun for Game Design, though from what I've seen it's more of an overview and doesn't teach you anything specific. It looks handy for budding indie developers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    That sounds really interesting. What kind of history book isn't academic? Having said that I rarely read about history. I have a thick book about every country in the world but I don't think it goes into history much. I guess there's still the other forms of media that are completely accurate, like the TV series called... Vikings!
    Yeah, that was a poor choice of words, wasn't it? What I was trying to get at is, on top of the very dry presentation, it goes into a lot of detail about the smaller more mundane aspects of the viking world and not just the overall larger historical picture, if that makes sense. The amount of information it gives you at one time is pretty overwhelming that it can a bit tricky to digest it all. I never seen the TV show, though I have hard that it's pretty inaccurate when it comes to the historical vikings.

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    Currently reading The Young Elites by Marie Lu.


    This book didn't grab my attention earlier since the cover is quite bland (When I browse through ebooks for my Kindle, I check books first by their covers then the reviews). This book doesn't have very high reviews either so it has taken me quite a few months to find this gem. It's not the best book that I've read by any means but it feels unique and refreshing. The protagonist is an anti-hero so it's a change of perspective for me. Earlier, I used to laugh at the generic idea of villains wanting to dominate or rule the world but Adelina (the protagonist) shows as to why she wants to prove herself to be powerful and strong even if it comes a the costs of others. I'll see how it turns out tonight.

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    I like reading books and it was one my favorite pass time. I'm an avid fan of Chicken Soup and I've read a lot of it when I was in High School. I remember reading a book a few years ago and totally forgot about it, well the story is awesome but I just forgot the title. One day I suddenly remember it and look it up on Google to check what's the title and yes fortunately I was able to find it. Now I'm reading it again, it's called Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon. After this, I'll be reading his other book entitled The Other Side of Midnight

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