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I have 37. I wish I could stop buying them :(
maybe about 60-70 at the moment
for that many :(
too many books, as does my girlfriend
I know I don't have time to read anyway...
and 8 biographys/politics books
but I have the week off so will try and get through some
Before I go I am gonna give away loads of stuff.
I might post a list if people want them
since you'll be living with me.
Yes you will get first choice.
though my dad has LOADS that i want to read on his shelves.
i just never get round to it. i prefer reading plays.
Most of the time anyway. They're meant to be performed!
i get more out of them then alot of novels. i can imagine them being performed in my head, anbd think of ways to do it.
if the content is good, then it'll be enjoyable to read.
are you implying that most plays NEED a fantastic set to be enjoyed?
that'd be a silly assumption.
Just to be performed. I mean, I'm assuming that that's why they were originally written. I suppose I'm just not so good as imagining it in my head, but I don't find them nearly as absorbing to read as novels.
it's the books that hold the shelves.
that's easily seen by those who don't read so well.
one was bought for me, and I have no intention of reading it. One other I've been struggling with for over 2 years. And the other 2 are recently bought so will probably get finished within the next month. I've been reading so many books lately, it's my new form of procrastination.
a situation which I am commencing on rectifying tonight.
as 99% of my books are in storage, and the 3 new books I bought at Bristol airport after ATP, I managed to somehow lose. Am still smarting at my idiocy as soon I will be out of reading material in English. Gonna have to resort to Amazon
I haven't had a chance!
6 or 7. I only read about one book a months, that's pretty bad isn't it?
I dont read my belly button =)
so i am normal after all?
is it true! <=D
piles of them everywhere. I am trying to read 3 or 4 a month now so I can catch up. I have a rather stupid tendency to just buy anything that I think I will want to read at some point in my life, rather than to any manageable schedule.
and i work in a library, but at the minute i'm on a strict no buying anymore til i've read what i've got on the shelf regime.
start reading them???
i've got 4
but 2 were presents
I get pissed off with books fairly easily though. I stopped reading 100 Years of Solitude because every fucker had the same name and I couldn't be bothered to work out what was going on anymore.
is integral to the plot!
willie don' care
I can't wait for summer so I can read them.
Naked Lunch. I got halfway through, and then I didn't feel compelled to carry on, at all.
I'm pretty sure the sentence at which I put the book down was:
'He sets her on fire, and hot spurts of jissom fly out of his tingling cock, as she begins to piss and shit in terror.'
I'd rather read a Mr Men book than something that goes that far out of its way to be 'imaginative'. Its a shame, because I bought it on the strength of the first paragraph, which was good.
But not all innovation. Not tourturous, homo-erotic, paedophilic rape innovation.
That book seems to sell really well at work. I nealy bought it for my week on tour next week, so glad I didn't. That's awful.
I mean, I read it after reading 'On The Road'. Everyone said 'Oh yeah, get Naked Lunch. Its better. Its beat writing at its best!'
As I was reading it, I kept telling myself things like 'No, carry on. Be open-minded, you boring, conservative potato.'
But I got to a stage of just cringeing, and shaking my head. Others must think its really cool and stuff, but like I say, its not my idea of entertainment.
There's loads of chapters devoted to gang raping of little boys and things. Its just fucking drivel.
i'm pretty good at not buying more until i've read the ones i have.
i have hunter s thompson - kingdom of fear, michael scmidt - the first poets, if not, winter (sappho fragments), third rail (a poetry anthology) and a couple of more academic classical things sitting here in various stages of completion. but none are novels. theyre either non-fiction or poetry.
at home, i have the virgin suicides which i really want to read sometime soon and a couple of other things i need to sit down and read sometime (kerouac - doctor sax, which i never really got into, joyce - ulysses and a couple of other depressingly weighty things).
obviously theres plenty of other things i'm pretty keen to read soon too in the college library/faculty library/my girlfriend's room.
but i cant imagine anyone is that interested in Fraenkel's biography/overview of horace, or highet's exploration on classical influence on western european literature from the fall of rome to the early 20th century or other such things.
Attention span = -2
I blame Waterstones 3-for-2 offers. I also have a few that I stopped reading for one reason or another 200 pages in, and now I can't remember what happened and I can't be bothered to start them again.
i read them all by the time i was about 13. then read 2or three a week.
mmm. i miss books.