What Book Are You Reading Now?

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    Some questions:
    What book are you reading now?
    Do you read for education or entertainment? Both? Mostly one or the other?
    How many books do you read per month?
    How do you decide what to read? Does your reading concentrate on a particular subject?
    Do your friends read very much?

    The new Tom Wolfe book, “I Am Charlotte Simmons.”
    Both. Probably 80% entertainment and 20 percent educational. Mostly fiction.
    An average of two books per month. Sometimes more, sometimes less.
    I read website book reviews and a couple times per month I browse in a book store. Occasionally, a friend recommends a book.
    I like historical novels (from all periods) and science books; especially astronomy.
    My friends do not read very many books.
     
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    What book are you reading now?
    Crescent & Star (Turkey And Its Future)

    Do you read for education or entertainment? Both? Mostly one or the other?
    Mostly Education, I need to be reminded to read for fun.

    How many books do you read per month?
    6

    How do you decide what to read? What is interesting to me or appealing. Does your reading concentrate on a particular subject? Mostly int'l affairs, history and politics.

    Do your friends read very much? Half do, half don't. If you count Maxim/FHM as reading, then yes, 99.9 of sailors I know read.
     
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    Cellar of Horror (Gary Heidnik story).

    Do you read for education or entertainment? Both? Mostly one or the other?

    Reading is always entertaining.. If I pick up a bit of education while I'm going, ballyhoo for me. :D

    How many books do you read per month?

    As many as I have time for.. Do cookbooks count, too?

    How do you decide what to read?

    I'll read anything that catches my eye..

    Does your reading concentrate on a particular subject?

    Not necessarily..

    Do your friends read very much?

    Most of them do..
     
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    Michael Crichton - State of Fear
    Mostly non-fiction educational stuff, but reading a novel now.
    number of books per month? varies, 0 to 5.
    no concentration on a category.
    my friends read quite a bit.
     
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    I just started reading Ann Coulter's book-How To Talk To A Liberal(If You Must). Got it for Christmas

    I read to educate myself and for entertainment. Usually,I read political books. Only about 1 a month because I don't have quiet time enough to do more than that.
     
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    Some questions:
    What book are you reading now?
    Shambhala
    (The Sacred Path of the Warrior) by Chogyam Trungpa

    Do you read for education or entertainment? Both? Mostly one or the other?
    Both, but mostly entertainment. I read 1 to 2 books a month that are for education.

    How many books do you read per month?
    About 5 to 7.

    How do you decide what to read? Does your reading concentrate on a particular subject?
    Whatever interests me at the moment that I am at the book store...

    Do your friends read very much?
    No, not many of my friends read very much.
     
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    What book are you reading now? Madison, A Biography by Ketcham.

    Do you read for education or entertainment? Both? Mostly one or the other? Education.
    How many books do you read per month? Depending on the size, 2-4.

    How do you decide what to read? Does your reading concentrate on a particular subject? I am reading through the biographies of all the Presidents right now, with every other book. The other books vary on topic. I just finished "The Creature from Jekyll Island" about the Federal Reserve, and I'm looking to get a systematic theology series.

    Do your friends read very much?
    Not as much as me! :D
     
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    Several

    Shadow War by Richard Miniter
    The Apocalypse Explained by H.M. Feeret, O.P.
    The Sensate Culture by Harold O. J. Brown
    By Design Science and the Search for God by Larry Witham
     
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    1. Journalistic Fraud, by Bob Kohn

    2. Mostly education

    3. Probably 6 to 8

    4. I read mostly non-fiction. I like political books, religious books, historical books, health books, financial books, etc. But occasionally I will read fiction. I loved the book The Horse Whisperer, but didn't think too much of the best-seller The DaVinci Code--too far-fetched to suit my tastes. I can't believe how many people take the thesis of that book seriously.

    5. My friends read some, but not nearly to the extent that I do. I find reading a wonderful way to spend spare time. My mother introduced me and my siblings to reading early in life. Although my siblings and I no longer live in the same community, when we do get together, at some point in the conversation we discuss what we are currently reading, so Mom's influence has been long-lasting. In my adult life, I have often joined neighborhood/
    community book clubs and that stimulated my love of reading as well.
     
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    "Battle of La Marne", Pierre Miquel

    both.
    it depend. Now, an educational book : history. I think, after i will read "le vicomte de Bragelonne", entertainment.
    And there are also a lot of books for university, like books about the international relations, the penal laws, about the Constitution, the french juridictions.....

    here again, it depend :
    the history or laws studies books are often more difficult than entertainment books.
    And if it is a series, like the Lord of the Rings, it can be read in one week.

    But i think, about 6/7 per month.


    For entertainment books, if I see a book which looks likie to be good, or if somedbody tell me about a good novel, I will read it.
    For the history book : it depend on my interest, at this moment. So, here, it is concentrate on a particular subject.

    for the most part yes. But here agin, not all. and not the same kind of books.

    I like historical books, all period, and fantastic (all kind of) : Tolkien, Dune, dracula.......
     

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