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  1. VTChEwbecca

    Hello all

    I enjoy YA lit/fiction, as well. You can find some good stuff there. Welcome :)
  2. VTChEwbecca

    I think I know why people don’t read

    Of course not. In my experience, readers tend to be more successful. This could be a side-effect of reading or that people who are successful tend to be readers. Again, that is in my experience. And success doesn't necessarily make someone a better person...but that's another discussion.
  3. VTChEwbecca

    Prohibitive Law vs Protective Justice

    You've still explained nothing. You can repeat over and over why you think Prohibitive Law is bad, but you've never been able to detail HOW protective justice is a) different and b) HOW it works. You also refuse to read responses to your "system" and immediately assume that those who ask you...
  4. VTChEwbecca

    I think I know why people don’t read

    One reason people may prefer TV to books is that TV is addictive - it affects one's brain in such a way as to become addictive - there has been much research done on this topic. Books, for most, are not addictive. Therefore, most people come home, automatically flip on the tube and veg out...
  5. VTChEwbecca

    I think I know why people don’t read

    Television is addictive - the way the information is presented actually causes certain reactions in the brain. It is easy to sit and stare and part of that reaction is from the way the television affects ones brain. I found that when I stopped watching television for some time (I do not often...
  6. VTChEwbecca

    I think I know why people don’t read

    For the teens I teach (12-13), the girls most definitely read more than the boys. Some of this has to do with the "cool" factor, and a lot more has to do with the fact they'd rather be playing video games. Plus, the girls are more able to sit still and read a book. Another observation is that...
  7. VTChEwbecca

    Avatars

    Besides trying to attack the book, our kitten doesn't interrupt the reading...well, he didn't until a few moments ago when he and one of my older cats decided to play together IN the Christmas Tree - HALFWAY up. That did distract me a bit. So two sphynxes (I do not know the plural) - very...
  8. VTChEwbecca

    Hollar out there!

    Perhaps Dallas. ;) I, myself, am a Chargers fan and I am from VA.
  9. VTChEwbecca

    Poll: How old is the average reader on this Forum?

    I think some of it has to do with how busy they are - some of my student's barely have time to breathe, must less read for fun. I do, however, have a core bunch of readers who are always reading something - one in my homeroom goes to the library almost every other day, as she reads that much...
  10. VTChEwbecca

    Do you buy, borrow or take out from the library?

    Buy - can't stand the thought of a deadline over me. It isn't that I read slow, but I just don't like feeling bound to read something in a certain period of time. Plus, I like to reread, and it's good to have a book handy when I choose to do so.
  11. VTChEwbecca

    Avatars

    Mine is a cat and a book - two of my favorite things. I often combine my two favorite things as I am owned by 3 felines who all LOVE to "read" with me. Sometimes more than one all at once.
  12. VTChEwbecca

    How Many Books Do You Read in a Year (approx.)?

    I don't keep track - but looking at my shelves - I've read over 40 this year. Not as much as some years, more than others. I definitely read much more than most of my friends - which is why I'm here. Nice to be on a forum with others who enjoy books!
  13. VTChEwbecca

    Author of Shiva's Messenger

    Or, perhaps, they show that you have failed to fully explain your beliefs.
  14. VTChEwbecca

    What do you think of the Kindle?

    Hmmmm, maybe I can turn the price to my advantage...."Really, honey, these 40 paperbacks are the same price as a Kindle - and it doesn't even come with a book." I don't think e-books will succeed until they a) multitask and b) do not use a proprietary format.
  15. VTChEwbecca

    Poll: How old is the average reader on this Forum?

    28 here...almost 29. I've LOVED reading ever since I can remember. The only time in my life that I did not read constantly was during my years at college - my engineering major left little time left over for reading (the time free from homework was spent doing something active with friends)...
  16. VTChEwbecca

    what entices you to purchase?

    Same here - what if I don't feel like reading that particular book at that time - but it's only available for the few weeks timetable (say I want to read a popular book). Can't stand having a time-table like that. I also prefer having my own TBR pile - a big selection and I have enough variety...
  17. VTChEwbecca

    What do you think of the Kindle?

    It's too expensive and likely to be buggy, as it's new. I'm not adverse to an e-book reader, but I'll wait until prices come down and they have worked out the kinks.
  18. VTChEwbecca

    Author of Shiva's Messenger

    Most definitively.
  19. VTChEwbecca

    Hi everbody

    Can't really help you there - the non-fiction I read tends towards natural history and other science matters. Perhaps your film interests can help you get an idea of what you might enjoy book-wise.
  20. VTChEwbecca

    Hi everbody

    Hello, Hakan and welcome! Have you read anything in the past that you enjoyed? What sorts of stories do you enjoy (for fiction)? Do you have any other hobbies/interests that might give you insight to books that you might enjoy?
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