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Will do. I've been pretty slow at reading recently though.

Combination of being busy at work, and the lockdown have meant my social time is limited, and my motivation is gone.

Only read a fraction of the books I normally read this year.
Been tough for me too. Mostly just been listening to books while I walk the dog. Finished the latest Dresden Files book. Now I'm listening to The Storm before the Storm by the guy who does the History of Rome podcast. Also rereading through the Chonicles of Amber series when we happen to be sitting outside to read.
 
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How does having greatly reduced time for socialisation mean that you read fewer books?

Shouldn't it work the opposite?

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Being stuck inside looking at a laptop most of the day, for months on end, means when I do have free time I want to be active, outside, and in company if possible. At a safe distance of course.
 
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Been tough for me too. Mostly just been listening to books while I walk the dog. Finished the latest Dresden Files book. Now I'm listening to The Storm before the Storm by the guy who does the History of Rome podcast. Also rereading through the Chonicles of Amber series when we happen to be sitting outside to read.
I've always been a bit snobby about audio books.

Just getting into them now due to the current circumstances. I'm enjoying it. I think I still prefer a book if it's well written or an author I like. But it's a viable alternative now.
 
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I've always been a bit snobby about audio books.

Just getting into them now due to the current circumstances. I'm enjoying it. I think I still prefer a book if it's well written or an author I like. But it's a viable alternative now.
I was the same way. The Graphic Audio products are excellent alternatives to traditional audio books as well.
 
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I've always been a bit snobby about audio books.

Just getting into them now due to the current circumstances. I'm enjoying it. I think I still prefer a book if it's well written or an author I like. But it's a viable alternative now.
I was too for a while, but I think they have their place. I throw one on when I'm driving normally. Don't think I could sit down at home and listen to an audiobook.

I guess some people do read along while listening.
 
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I read much faster in my head than they do when it's read out. I'm sure we all do. I think it would be tricky to read along.

The only time I've heard of that happening is in school.
 

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I read much faster in my head than they do when it's read out. I'm sure we all do. I think it would be tricky to read along.

The only time I've heard of that happening is in school.
Yeah I wonder about this as well. I'm a ridiculous speed reader, I wonder if I'd find it frustrating for that reason. Though on the other hand, I have no problem listening to somebody telling me a story in podcast form.

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Yeah I wonder about this as well. I'm a ridiculous speed reader, I wonder if I'd find it frustrating for that reason. Though on the other hand, I have no problem listening to somebody telling me a story in podcast form.

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The point seems to be better absorbing the information. I'll admit that I'm certainly known to miss some details along the way. Not enough to read and listen at the same time though. Seems to take away all the fun of multitasking with listening, or going faster by reading.
 

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The point seems to be better absorbing the information. I'll admit that I'm certainly known to miss some details along the way. Not enough to read and listen at the same time though. Seems to take away all the fun of multitasking with listening, or going faster by reading.
Yeah, I just don't see where I'd do it, though. My commute is 12 minutes, I can't listen at work, and if I put it on when I go to bed, I'll just fall asleep. :conf

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Oh, @aliwasthegreatest:

Frasier died! Well, probably. The Lord Ruler (apparently) killed him in the square with a backhand to the face. But I haven't finisher last few pages of the first book yet, so that could be bullshit. Don't think so, though.

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Oh, @aliwasthegreatest:

Frasier died! Well, probably. The Lord Ruler (apparently) killed him in the square with a backhand to the face. But I haven't finisher last few pages of the first book yet, so that could be bullshit. Don't think so, though.

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That's the moment I was talking about. It was such an epic moment followed by what was basically the beheading of Ned Stark, one right after the other.
 

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That's the moment I was talking about. It was such an epic moment followed by what was basically the beheading of Ned Stark, one right after the other.
My missus hates that I refer to him as "Frasier". She corrects me constantly, like I just got confused. But c'mon - Kelsey Grammar + Frasier Crane = Kelsier. :bart

In my mind, when I read the book I just see this guy:



Wearing a cloak and flying around the city. :lol:


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My missus hates that I refer to him as "Frasier". She corrects me constantly, like I just got confused. But c'mon - Kelsey Grammar + Frasier Crane = Kelsier. :bart

In my mind, when I read the book I just see this guy:



Wearing a cloak and flying around the city. :lol:


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Nah, dude. Kelsier looks like Hitler's dream and sounds like Kratos. He's also a dickhead in...most ways.