Book-related questions

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

  1. Aran Cherubim

    Aran Cherubim Resident Citizen

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    I'm imagining toddlers standing in the hallway shouting "Extra, extra! Letter A caught appearing in multiple words that don't even sound like it's in them! Read everything about it in the Weekly Reader! Extra, extra!"

    :lol
     
  2. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Aes Sedai

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    :lol
     
  3. Marivea al'Corriyi

    Marivea al'Corriyi Aes Sedai

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    [COLOR=#333333$4 background-color: rgb(243, 242, 241)]7. The longest you’ve gone without reading?
    [/COLOR]Oh, a few weeks at most, but rarely more than a day.

    [COLOR=#333333$4 background-color: rgb(243, 242, 241)]8. What was the first book you read by yourself?
    I don't know which was the actual first book I read alone, but the first one I remember was a book about a little girl who was adopted by a Mennonite family: ​Olive[/COLOR]
     
  4. Sailea Nerid

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    9. What is the most inspirational book you’ve ever read?

    Anne of Green Gables
     
  5. Imzadi Hopewind

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    9. What is the most inspirational book you’ve ever read?

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
     
  6. Minesha Al'Galad'Thir

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    1. None, I also don't eat, I'm clumsy, I don't want to ruin my books and mangas, I did accidently spill stuff in the past so I try to avoid it.

    2. My recliner in the living-room.

    3. I don't write in my books, I also don't fold the pagers, I use bookmarks instead. Back at school I did it though to my personal school books, like in College.

    4. It's not that I prefer to read many books at once, what I want is to read one book at once and finish it, but because I lack focus I tend to spread myself between many books and end up not finishing them because of that. I do the same things with videogames, I start a few and I don't finish any of them. I do the same thing with MMORPGs where I make numerous alts and I never get to see the end content.

    5. I can read in a car, a bus, subway, train, plane, etc. When I'm really tired through I have trouble focusing so I stop reading. I don't have motion sickness, or height or depth issues

    6. I already read it, English, considering French is my mother language so... Japanese might be tempting to read mangas, but considering their published mangas are of very low quality, bad paper, much smaller size, etc. - one reason their mangas' prices are low - I don't think it'd be worth it to read and buy mangas in Japanese, compared to the much better bigger editions in English and French. But personally I really don't like the size of mangas in French because they're smaller than the English / US version - I want to see the art after all -, everything is smaller including the bubbles that end with a LOT of text in them making it hard to read them. Since it takes a lot of text to say not much, compared to English, it would make more sense for mangas in French to be a tad bigger than the English ones but they're smaller instead. I usually try to avoid French mangas but if it's not available in English then I get the french ones. I collect mangas hence why I'm so fussy about them.

    7. Hours maybe? I read a lot of non-fictions books as well beside fiction, mangas too

    8. It's hard to say because I started to read at age 4, and I don't remember which is the first book I read oon my own.

    9. The Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore
     
  7. Sailea Nerid

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    10. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?

    I used to avoid the WoT books because I knew they would have been too time consuming :lol I wasn't wrong about it but I am so glad I read them. So now I don't avoid anything.
     
  8. Imzadi Hopewind

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    10. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?

    The Dark Tower. I started to read it, I think I've read 2-3 books, then I stopped. And I want to start reading it, but somehow I can't make me open the books? :cheese
     
  9. Imzadi Hopewind

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    Doublepost :cheese
     
  10. Relli Kaross

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    My IRL middle name is Anne, after Anne of Green Gables !!!!! She's my total favorite ever. As a sidenote.

    My current most inspirational book is Unbroken. Zamperini's accomplishments are honestly mindboggling.
     
  11. Sailea Nerid

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    11. Favorite poet?

    Pencho Slaveykov, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Maya Angelou, Paul Verlaine.
     
  12. Imzadi Hopewind

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    11. Favorite poet?


    None? I don't read poetry :cheese
     
  13. Wil Cambrae

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    Lewis Carroll
    Jabberwocky
    BY LEWIS CARROLL
    ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

    “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!”

    He took his vorpal sword in hand;
    Long time the manxome foe he sought—
    So rested he by the Tumtum tree
    And stood awhile in thought.

    And, as in uffish thought he stood,
    The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
    Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
    And burbled as it came!

    One, two! One, two! And through and through
    The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
    He left it dead, and with its head
    He went galumphing back.

    “And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
    Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
    He chortled in his joy.

    ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.
     
  14. Rhed al'Tere

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    Favorite poet -- Robinson Jeffers. Marianne Moore. Billy Collins.
     
  15. Minesha Al'Galad'Thir

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    11. Favorite poet?

    Alphonse de Lamartine, Charles Beaudelaire, Gérard de Nerval, Emile Nelligan, Guillaume Apollinaire, Stéphane Mallarmé, Emily Dickinson