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When it comes to your regular reading material you prefer to read ?

Type: Other

Submitted by Cybertoad (104)
Novels & books 33% 14 Votes
Kindles or tablets 14% 6 Votes
The newspaper 10% 4 Votes
Tech manuals 2% 1 Votes
Articles online 31% 13 Votes
Other 10% 4 Votes

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42 Votes Total

Apr 30, 2012

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pat362 (373) I read online articles on a daily basis and I also normally read one book or novel per week. I am seriously considering a Kindle or similar so that I can get access to ebooks and novels. I believe that the cost for ebooks is less than their paper equivalent and there are also many authors that are only using the ebook route because of the cost.
04-30-12  06:15am

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Denner (235) I see much - sometimes too much online - and so I just like to relax with a fine traditional book now and then - remember those things on print - the kind that's easy to read in bed or on the sofa ect.
Sad it would be the day printed books are out of style:


04-30-12  06:49am

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gaypornolover (38) Definitely novels and books for me - I love reading. I enjoy reading articles online too, but nothing can beat a good old-fashioned book for me - and I've no interest whatsoever in getting a Kindle or any other e-reader.
04-30-12  07:32am

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Capn (28) Magazines & online articles.

Cap'n. :0)

04-30-12  09:00am

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jberryl69 (Disabled) I picked "Other" since I could not pick two - Articles on Line and the Newspaper.

Yahoo.com is my choice for random articles that tweak my interest.

And my city's daily newspaper to find out who is now being hounded for corruption and murder.

04-30-12  09:12am

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lk2fireone (196) I used to read more, but novels are still my preferred form of reading.
04-30-12  09:56am

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t9chome (0) I used to read every Stephen King novel when it came out, but that was before the internet & cable consumed most of my time; gives me more time to procrastinate.
04-30-12  09:58am

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slutty (111) I'd say most of the above, but I do like to read regular old books.
04-30-12  10:03am

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Toadsith (48) I've gotten back into reading novels and a lot of non-fiction books recently. "Stiff" by Mary Roach was a recent read - about the interesting lives of corpses. She also wrote "Bonk" which has everything you want to know about the intersection of Science and Sex. Did you know that Kinsey liked to masturbate using a toothbrush? (That's bristle first into the urethra... apparently he was well endowed... and fearless.)

I also have a number of thrillers, mystery and fantasy writers I follow. I highly recommend The Rook, by Daniel O'Malley, a fantasy/bureaucratic novel about working on Her Majesty's Super-Natural Secret Service. In the thriller genre, there are two good books by Taylor Stevens and her character Vanessa Michael Munroe, sort of a more hardcore and better written Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (I don't know why Stieg Larsson got so much praise for his trilogy) - her books are the Informationist and the Innocent, both quite good.

I also read magazines like The Economist, Reason, Advertising Age, The New Yorker and a few others that pass my way. While I read them, I mean more that I skim through and read the specific articles that draw my interest... I'd have no free time if I read every page. I'm no Sarah Palin, I can't read every Newspaper.

I also check out articles posted on IMDB (I wish they'd bring back their "Hit List") as well as articles posted on Arts & Letters Daily (www.aldaily.com). Of course, I'm frequently reading entries on Wikipedia as well. I'm addicted to that site too.

04-30-12  12:04pm

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Toadsith (48) REPLY TO #1 - pat362 :

I'd love a Kindle, but they are a bit expensive and the whole lending library for eBooks is still really underdeveloped. I'm not paying $10 for every book I want to read. I'd go bankrupt so fast. Maybe in a few years :-)
04-30-12  12:07pm

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rearadmiral (380) All of the above for me, except for novels. I have to confess that I haven't read a work of fiction since I last had a professor force me to do that. I just don't enjoy fiction.

While I read a lot online I find that with so many ads and hotlinks within the articles it gets distracting.

I subscribe to a newspaper on my iPad and while it took a little getting used to I wouldn't go back now. The subscription isn't to the website: I get an exact replica of the newspaper. I like that a lot.

One thing I can definitely recommend to lads of a certain age who are interested in technical things are a series of books by Haynes Publishing in the UK. Amazon has the whole series. Many of you who are in your mid-40s or older will likely remember the Haynes car repair manuals that were made for every conceivable model. They were like the Chilton's manuals but were usually more detailed. I and everyone I knew had one for the car he drove since the cars we drove when younger were crap and we couldn't afford to take them to a garage. Anyway, the market in car repair manuals has likely collapsed but Haynes is publishing a series of interesting books about various machines. The Apollo Space Program, the Shuttle, the Avro Vulcan, the F-4, the Titanic all have manuals. (So does the Star Trek Enterprise and Star Wars has one too.) The cool thing about them is the covers are exactly like the car manuals. They make a great book to freak out your friends. "Why do you have a Space Shuttle repair manual on your table?" That's not a question that most people hear very often.

04-30-12  01:22pm

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slategrey (13) I spend a lot of my time reading the articles on yahoo and more on scrolling down reading the comments by others, they are hilarious.
04-30-12  02:15pm

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Drooler (220) Articles are what I read most often, but books are what I really love, fiction and non-fiction. It's hard to find time, but I get the most out of books as they get deeper into the subject or the story.

I'd probably Kindle or Pad or something if I'd ever get around to it, but I'm not in a hurry.

04-30-12  04:07pm

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pat362 (373) REPLY TO #10 - Toadsith :

I like the price of the Kindle itself but there is no way that I'd pay more than 7$ for an ebook. I know there are some ebooks that are way more expensive than that and I think it's discusting and I hope that the publishers go out of business. I can understand when you have to pay more for an actual book because the raw materials themselves are getting more expensive each year but an ebook doesn't cost anything except what the publisher paid the artist.
04-30-12  05:58pm

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BadMrFrosty (56) I guess I am a product of the digital age as I do all of my ready via my PC/Phone. I cant remember the last time I read anything from a actual book or newspaper.
05-01-12  12:27am

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elephant (67) I prefer to read magazines still, not really got into the kindle and such. Might get a tablet soon and read ebooks on there though.
05-01-12  05:04am

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tangub (155) Online articles for me, it's a long time since i've bought a newspaper or magazine. Not interested in reading most of the garbage that passes for news in the sleazy British tabloid press these days.
05-01-12  10:00am

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graymane (33) Love reading both fiction and nonfiction, as well as an avid interest in newspapers and magazines.
Unfortunately the time and patience one needs to get through those things anymore have now eluded me.
My long-time love affair with our local liberary are on the rocks as well as our local newspaper.

The computer is now my only avenue to the outside world.

05-01-12  10:15am

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otoh (54) Usually novels and books for me - some non-fiction but largely science fiction novels. I find the kindle tempting, especially when I get a new heavy book that's huge - but I don't read quite enough to warrant getting one. Also, I like to keep my books, so at least for now I prefer a physical one.
05-01-12  05:24pm

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RustyJ (145) I voted newspaper but it's more like news in general. Rarely on paper these days.
05-03-12  08:14am

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