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I can't imagine life without reading books. I think it's good to have a variety of interests one reads about.

Of course I also prefer newspapers and periodicals to online and blog content, so maybe I'm just an old soul.
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Edited by The Noodles - 7/22/15 at 12:21pm
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I read about a book every 1 or 2 weeks. Mostly fiction in the form of ebooks, as I don't have the space to store physical books.

 

 

If you add up all the work related stuff I read it's probably also the equivalent of a couple of books/week. You shouldn't just read mindlessly though. It helps if you develop a framework, and see how each piece of new information you read fits in there, and if it doesn't you should adapt your framework or research that piece of information more. It helps you retain stuff.

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I don't know how the younger generations are being raised. I wonder if they read books or are more focused on short articles since their attention spans are much shorter. Just an assumption. 

If I read a chapter of the Bible everyday, is that considered reading? Proverbs and Psalms have some really good teachings. 

I'm not really sure about people younger than myself. I'm 29 and I am dismayed by the lack of intellectual curiosity in my age cohort.

Scripture certainly counts as reading, though I think reading the equivalent of more than one chapter a day is good for the mind. Maybe find one quality book a month. Fiction, economics, biography, history, etc.
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I'm not really sure about people younger than myself. I'm 29 and I am dismayed by the lack of intellectual curiosity in my age cohort.

Scripture certainly counts as reading, though I think reading the equivalent of more than one chapter a day is good for the mind. Maybe find one quality book a month. Fiction, economics, biography, history, etc.

 

I don't want to knock on the bible or anything, but how many times can you read the same book over and over again without getting bored of it? After a certain amount of times you could probably recite most of it, negating the need to read it. I remember for history exams I would just read the required chapters a couple of times and then just literally quote the relevant chapter/paragraphs as the answer to each question. Was accused of cheating a couple of times because of that.

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I'm not really sure about people younger than myself. I'm 29 and I am dismayed by the lack of intellectual curiosity in my age cohort.

Scripture certainly counts as reading, though I think reading the equivalent of more than one chapter a day is good for the mind. Maybe find one quality book a month. Fiction, economics, biography, history, etc.


I don't think we are "normal," but my 2 kids read me out of house and home.  Seriously.  It's a nice problem to have but they each read a book a day and have since they were 7 or 8.  (The Library is our best friend.)  My oldest has read all of the Harry Potter books 7+ times.  I couldn't get through the second one.

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I'm not really sure about people younger than myself. I'm 29 and I am dismayed by the lack of intellectual curiosity in my age cohort.

Scripture certainly counts as reading, though I think reading the equivalent of more than one chapter a day is good for the mind. Maybe find one quality book a month. Fiction, economics, biography, history, etc.
You are 29???????
The maturity level that flowed thru my computer screen made me assume that you were in like your 40s. I am embarrassed to say that I am 33. I don't know if my maturity level is just dang low or if it is because I just don't care much.

Moneyface, that's a lot of reading. No wonder you sound very put together like archi. I believe you're in finance?
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I don't want to knock on the bible or anything, but how many times can you read the same book over and over again without getting bored of it? After a certain amount of times you could probably recite most of it, negating the need to read it. I remember for history exams I would just read the required chapters a couple of times and then just literally quote the relevant chapter/paragraphs as the answer to each question. Was accused of cheating a couple of times because of that.
I don't know if you can relate to this but our minds, situation, etc is always changing. My experience has been that a verse that didn't speak to my mind once would stick out depending on my spiritual condition/needs/situation. That's how I see it. It always tells a new story everytime I read it.
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I don't want to knock on the bible or anything, but how many times can you read the same book over and over again without getting bored of it? After a certain amount of times you could probably recite most of it, negating the need to read it. I remember for history exams I would just read the required chapters a couple of times and then just literally quote the relevant chapter/paragraphs as the answer to each question. Was accused of cheating a couple of times because of that.

How many times can a member read through the unfunded liabilities or A&S expatriate thread multiple times to gather new insight? When you put some of the teachings from the Bible into action you may have a new perspective on things, and may want to re-read a particular verse to reinforce the perspective.
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How many times can a member read through the unfunded liabilities or A&S expatriate thread multiple times to gather new insight? When you put some of the teachings from the Bible into action you may have a new perspective on things, and may want to re-read a particular verse to reinforce the perspective.

 

I've only read those threads once. 

 

Yeah that makes sense. I thought we were talking about reading for entertainment purposes, but if we're talking about putting stuff you read into practice re-reading can certainly be helpful!

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Does reading industry textbooks and research analysis count as books?
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As a 20 year old, I have to say that college textbook reading has killed my love for reading. I don't like to read any more and find myself having a hard time sitting down to read for more then 30 minutes. Just my .02 and I hope this will change after college.
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Does reading industry textbooks and research analysis count as books?

No, but they do count as sleep aids.
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As a 20 year old, I have to say that college textbook reading has killed my love for reading. I don't like to read any more and find myself having a hard time sitting down to read for more then 30 minutes. Just my .02 and I hope this will change after college.

 

It will. If you liked reading before college, you'll start to enjoy reading after college again. It's much more enjoyable when it's not mandatory and your immediate future does not depend on you reading it.


Edited by Monkeyface - 7/8/15 at 1:31pm
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No, but they do count as sleep aids.

Yeah... have had to read too many of those to read my normall books. Current favorites being Michael Connelly and Jeffrey Deaver.

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