Book-related questions

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Sailea Nerid, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. Cahalan Sothron

    Cahalan Sothron Aes Sedai

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    Oddly enough, I can read just about anywhere except probably a boat. And that's mostly because boats already make me so terribly motion sick that I can't do much of anything but try not to implode from the nausea/headache. Cars, trains and planes, however, are great reading places for me.
     
  2. Wil Cambrae

    Wil Cambrae Sparkle Chief Gaidin

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    I've read for years in a car and bus. Trains aren't bad, haven't had the chance to read on a boat :lol
    I can read on a plane, but usually end up sleeping when I fly to get over the headaches from the pressure change and such. I've even on occasion read while walking, but I walk slowly and it has to be somewhere level :lol
    Noise has never really been an issue with reading for me either. Because I used to read while my folks were at an auction at a auction barn every Saturday.
    Remember folks though, don't read and drive :nono
     
  3. Megana Vallentin

    Megana Vallentin Aes Sedai

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    I sometimes have problems reading in cars, but sometimes okay. I think it depends on other factors, like what the road is like, how much traffic, if I'm especially tired, etc. Any other moving thing I can read just fine in it, as far as I know.
     
  4. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Aes Sedai

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    I can't read in a car or bus. Trains would probably be ok. Boats, I'm not sure. I've been on a cruise ship and that was ok for reading, but could I read on a ferry? I don't know. Planes are ok, most of the time, if the ride is smooth.
     
  5. Asandra al'Terra

    Asandra al'Terra Marquise de Sparkle Accepted

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    I can't read in a car; I can read in most buses (depending on where i'm sitting also?). I think boats are fine. Planes and trains are great. ^-^
     
  6. Dreia Raieese

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    I can't really read in anything moving. If I've had Dramamine, I'll be okay for a short time. Even just sitting backwards on the train without reading anything, doesn't feel so great. Planes are hit and miss. If it's the last half of the trip, I'll risk it. As long as there's a barf bag.
     
  7. Ealandrelle Melyma

    Ealandrelle Melyma Aes Sedai

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    1. What is your favourite beverage to have while sitting comfortably with a good book?

    Tea or coffee, normally. If it's the evening, I may have Ovaltine (white malt by preference) instead.

    2. What is your favourite place to read?

    My bed. It's my little haven. I feel totally untouchable by the outside world, which means I can completely lose myself in the world the author has created.

    3. Do you write in your books and what?

    Nope. I've never done this. Even when I was at University. If I wanted to use something for a reference, I'd use one of those sticky tabs which marks a place, and write a number on the tab. I'd then number my quote and write it on a separate piece of paper.

    Nowadays I mostly read on my Kindle, but I don't really tend to use the note features. I've occasionally made a note in the Audible app whilst listening to the Wheel of Time books, but mostly I'm too immersed to want to stop and note stuff down :)

    4. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?

    I used to be a "many at once" person. Again, now I find that with mostly reading on my Kindle, I'm more likely to do one at a time. Sometimes I'll have one going on my Kindle and another on the Kindle app on my phone. Now that I'm very into audio books, I do have one audio series and one reading series. But somehow that's different :lol

    5. Can you read on the bus, train, car, etc.?

    Bus or car, no. I might be ok for about 10 minutes or so, but when the nausea hits, it hits hard. I've tried the tricks of looking up every few seconds to re-orientate my brain, but it doesn't seem to work. I'm fine on a train or plane. I can't remember trying to read on a boat. The last few times I've taken a boat anywhere, the weather has been terrible and the choppiness alone made me feel pretty rotten :x
     
  8. Vealdan Annalin

    Vealdan Annalin Gaidin

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    Yes,yes,yes (as long as I am not driving, of course). My kindle and ibooks on my phone are always well stocked.
     
  9. Imzadi Hopewind

    Imzadi Hopewind Aes Sedai

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    5.Can you read on the bus, train, car, etc.?
    I can't read in car or bus, I get sick. Train, only if I'm sitting same way as we're driving, it might go well, but I'm trying to avoid ut. Boat; cruiseship ain't no problem, ferries I haven't tried yet, but think it'll go fine unless it's really up and down :) Plane no problem, but not during takeoff and landing because it gets too bumpy, so I have trouble reading right place :lol Reading while walking, I might be able to do it, but I won't. Better to read while sitting ^^
     
  10. Sailea Nerid

    Sailea Nerid Aes Sedai

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    6. If you could read books written in another language which one would it be?

    I would have loved to be able to read in Japanese.
     
  11. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    6. Well, I already do that, I read books in English :p

    But I would love to read some of the classics in French or Spanish :look
     
  12. Dnae Ila

    Dnae Ila Gaidin Company Commander of Dai M'hael

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    I'm not sure. I think Hebrew, actually, or perhaps Greek. One of the original languages of the Bible. It would be very interesting to see the changes in connotation from language to language. Plus, I put good money on the Psalms being incredibly beautiful poems in their original language.
     
  13. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    Oh yes, I would love to read the Bible in the original languages! I actually signed up to learn ancient Greek in University, but I had to drop the class :(
     
  14. Rhed al'Tere

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    All of them. :look

    If I had to choose just one, though, probably Latin.
     
  15. Dreia Raieese

    Dreia Raieese Gaidin

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    I had the same thought at first!

    If forced to choose though, it might be German. Maybe some of their engineer genius could be had by reading their secrets.
     
  16. Relli Kaross

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    I am currently studying Arabic for my college language requirement, and it is such a beautiful language (to look at and to read), I can't wait until I am fluent enough to read freely (without having to reference a sheet with all the letters on it every once in a while). Right now, that is definitely my foreign language reading goal!

    I took Latin all 4 years in high school, and it is really wonderful. The language has a way of saying things that can't be directly/accurately/at all translated into English, because they are just too intrinsic to Latin itself. Finding the general meaning/feeling (feelings especially) of those phrases was always so fulfilling. My senior year Latin teacher (who was unbelievably wise & was probably old enough to have been around when Latin was being created) always called them "The Untranslatables".

    Admittedly, as much as I adore the language, it is a bit of a pain to pick up. The three gender system and habit of grouping all the nouns/adjectives together at the beginning of the sentence and all the verbs at the end was very tricky to adapt to. Worth it though :)
     
  17. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai Membership Activities Coordinator Head of the Green Ajah

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    I have never been good at languages, but I took Latin in middle school, high school, and college, and I LOVE it.
     
  18. Relli Kaross

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    I never thought I would like it as much as I do. I'm glad to find another Latin-lover, Roheryn Sedai :)
     
  19. Deleios Cherchenuit

    Deleios Cherchenuit Necroposter Aes Sedai

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    1. What is your favourite beverage to have while sitting comfortably with a good book?
    Soft cider ^^
    2. What is your favourite place to read?
    My couch.
    3. Do you write in your books and what?
    Blasphemy!
    4. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
    One at a time.
    5. Can you read on the bus, train, car, etc.?
    Anywhere but in a car, I get motion sickness there if I do.
    6. If you could read books written in another language which one would it be?
    Japanese, all those mangas :lol
     
  20. Sailea Nerid

    Sailea Nerid Aes Sedai

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    7. The longest you’ve gone without reading?

    Maybe a month :look