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Unless they're doing research or something.
PEOPLE: WHY DO YOU DO THIS?
People who have more than one fiction on the go should be shot.
This really applies to massive 700+ page bastards. Sometimes I want to have a breather so I'll read something else that's relatively simple and then go back to the other one.
It's no different to watching both The Bill and Holby City.
Your would probably be exhausted if you attempted to carry a book across London.
You're all sons of bitches now.
I am become meths, destroyer of words.
Save that one for later.
and have 'ooh what are you reading?' conversations with colleagues because I don't have a man-bag. So the options are:
- read two books at once
- own a man-bag
- talk to colleagues about my personal interests
None of them are great, but the Two Book Solution works the best.
Then no one will talk to you at all.
You're the common link.
Because I have the boundless talent and intellectual capacity to be able to sustain interest in multiple forms of media simultaneously.
How do you like those apples?
My focus is location based.
- Commuting/man-bag book.
- Bed book.
- Living room book.
- Sneaky work e-book.
- Various laptop e-books.
That's how you do it.
he's eating bananas at the moment
Sometimes I'm too tired for a difficult book, so I usually have something light too. Not that my hard books are War and Peace or anything.
Do I want some light entertainment on my train ride today, or am I up for a heavy autobiography? I'm carrying two books around with me at the moment, and there's another one by my bedside as well.
What if I'm at my boyfriend's house and I don't have any books with me, and he's not being very entertaining, and there's no Come Dine With Me on TV? Then I may grab something from his bookshelf and read that too. Four books yeah? Hate away.
Australians can't read.
I have no self control. I'll start a book and then someone will lend me another, and then amazon will recommend me something. I always tell myself "ok, just the first page to see if it's any good" and then before I know it I have 3 books on the go. SORRY.
but one is something I'm re-reading whereas the other is something new. Especially if the new one is quite difficult going, its nice to break it up with a few chapters of vonnegut or the hitchhiker's guide. Does this count?
Vonnegut never counts.
he just won't write numbers as words
It's the sign of a fool, A FOOL.
The sign of a fool.
I haven't got the attention span for reading. I struggle to make it through road signs.
trilogy for years now, but I put that down long enough to read Taking Le Tiss. I've also perused a newspaper or two during that time. A man with a huge capacity for learning, or a man with a short attention span?
I'll let you decide
Keep it simple, lads, I tell them. You stick with old Lucien I tell them. Ol’ One Plate knows what's what. Hey, look at that bird
this has to be a rubbish tatty paperback with a broken spine that I can prop open with a cup of tea and not worry about getting damaged.