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Getting time to read a book....

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by glenwheeler, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Hi Guys,

    How many of you guys on here have sat down and read a good book? I mean a none design or web development boot. The last one I read was last christmas. It was the Lewis Hamilton and Richard Hammond Biography's. Since I have never had the time to read a good book, not even before bed as I am always to tired to even look at one. This ia quite a bad thing as I really like to read, does anyone else find this happening?

  2. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I have it on my CV that I always have a book in my pocket, and its true!

    Recently finished Jonathan Ross' 'Why do I say these things?' Some top class gibberish in there. Just started Ian Flemming 'Casino Royal', always wondered how close to book Bond film Bond is. This list goes on forever, I love reading Star Wars books (no surprises there), I read the boy in the striped pajamas in a day and a half, way better than the film...
  3. Krey20

    Krey20 Senior Member

    I try to read as much as possible, I've found myself not doing as much recently. I always have a book on the go. Reading a strange multiverse story called 'Vellum' at the moment. I usually try to read a bit of Dickens or Tolkien around xmas as well.

    Time is a factor, but it's about making time for yourself to do it. You have to choose to read over something else. 15 mins a day is more than enough to make good steady progress through a book.
  4. Just finished reading A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson :) and going to read the new Terry Wogan book at some point in the next week or so (once I buy it LOL :p)

    I also read the trilogy from the Golden Compass books (His Dark Matters Trilogy I believe it was called :))
  5. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    I can't remember the last book I read, it was most likely (?) one of my Nan's books (she wrote two books on her experience during and after the war as she was a German who moved to England after marrying my English Grand-dad)

    I keep meaning to read more, but just never do, don't have the books, don't have the money to spend on them, and never get round to visiting the library or asking friends to borrow them.
  6. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I'm not happy with you Chris!
  7. why are you not happy with me Mr P? :p
  8. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Seems to be just me mostly then who dont read a lot..I should really sit down and read more!
  9. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    I haven't read a book in years :(

    In fact the last ones I read were the Barry Trotter parodies and the Bored of the Rings/The Soddit books so hardly any great literature.
  10. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

  11. stealing what exactly :p :lol:
  12. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I find I got through phases, the main reason being what I am reading. If it is an engaging read, I can be through it in days, won't watch TV, spend most of my spare time reading. However take Jonathan Ross, that was a collection of short musings (10-20 pages) and it took nearly a month to get through because it was so easy to put down! It depends what you are reading.
  13. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    a fabulous furry funnyman
  14. LOL :) well you can have him if you like :) I just did it early so it was done :) as i'm a bit busy this weekend :p

    either that or you can do Gonzo ;) :lol:
  15. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    You have no idea how much I love that bear! I spent a small fortune getting...cue photos...


    this is the standard kermit collection fozzie bear plush, he is soft and furry like all good cuddly toys should be. However there was a test/promo version of said wonderous bear, which was made out of the same material and style that they make the actual muppet out of. This wasn't on general release, if you knew how much time, effort and money I spent getting that you would know why I want Fozzie!!!!

    Also, I will openly admit to having my awful/terrible joke sense of humour has been modelled on him! Seriously.

    You can keep him for now, but I will be most upset if I dont get him for december!
  16. your wish is granted Mike :p
  17. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    I'm reading Terry Pratchett's "Making Money" at the moment, 'tis rather amusing!
    I've found that the best way to find regular time for a book when time is scarce is to keep it in the room where you may as well be reading since you're sitting down anyway. At least for the next 5 minutes...
  18. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    if i have 2 really sad obsessions in life, its r2d2 and fozzie bear!
  19. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Jeez I wanted Fozzie too!
    I'll settle on Cookie for now....although I like the idea of the Statler and Waldorf Berry/Typo thing....
  20. I think you and Berry should really do Statler and Waldorf :lol: its almost too perfect!!

    I almost went for the Swedish Chef.. but decided on Gonzo instead :p

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