reading book

  1. 10-07-2020, 08:47 AM
    To use the Great Gatsby as an example...the audio book is under 5 hours long. That is someone reading at a controlled and pretty slow pace. But to that end, reading it in a day would take 5 hours tops. As far as levels of understanding, if I'm looking to read a book for enjoyment, then a book like The Great Gatsby is a 2-2.5 hour read. If I'm looking for graduate level discussion and analysis of it, then it's going to be a longer shot (probably multiple days).

    One of my classes when getting my Master in Library Science was a class on Young Adult Literature...I had to read about 2000 pages a week every week for 14 weeks, plus still get assignments done. There were days were I routinely read 800-1000 pages in a day. Did I retain enough that I could dissect the books and tell you the 14 different meanings of the sun rising on the 4th day? No. Did I retain enough to explain the premise, plot, and major themes to a patron and determine if said book is a good fit for their interest/personality? Yes. Like Roger mentioned, what you want to get out of the reading is a big factor.

    To make a comparison - I routinely "watch" movies while getting my auction finds listed online (I like the background and it tends to keep me a bit more focused on staying in the room at my seat). I also like to watch movies while doing nothing but watching the movie. Both instances of watching bring me enjoyment/pleasure and both serve there own purpose. One isn't better or worse because I get different things from them, and I'm going to choose certain movies for certain instances (I'm not going to watch a martial arts film with subtitles while trying to research items I'm selling).
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  2. 10-09-2020, 04:24 AM
    Hi everyone, I am looking into immersion in narrative related mediums. I was just wondering what makes you love to read. What makes you make some hot coco, sit by the window on a rainy day and dive into another world :) vshare
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  3. 10-09-2020, 05:32 AM
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    What makes you make some hot coco, sit by the window on a rainy day and dive into another world :)

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    Hey derrrrr...This is a gaming site...I don't give a crap about your sillyass field guide....... @Rogerpoco :D lmaoooooooo

    Carry onward.
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  4. 10-09-2020, 05:40 AM
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  5. 10-26-2020, 03:30 PM
    Just finished the original trilogy of Mistborn and have just started The Alloy of Law.

    The first three were as good as everyone who recommended them to me claimed, especially the first one. If you’re thinking about reading them, do it!
  6. Today, 07:52 AM
    The last I read was an incredibly spontaneous book for me. Not when I thought that I would read this. It was Anowa by Ama Ata Aidoo wonderful work and very exotic. Recently, more and more I sit on the forums in search of books. But the easiest way to find it is to read the executive summary. So you can quickly figure out what you will find and what is not among the huge volume of books and various literature.
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