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Old 05-19-2020, 06:20 PM
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I haven't read any King in a long time because most of my junk-food media is video games. On the rare occasion I actually do read a book it's usually high-falutin literature (or more recently: toddler stuff).
My junk food of choice is also video games. But I do like my reading desert at bed-time. Somehow, chasing down robot tyrannosaurs with a bow just isn't all that relaxing. On the other hand, I read for the same reason I play video games: enjoyment and escapism. So I really don't due literature, and pretty much stick with "books that I like".
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My junk food of choice is also video games. But I do like my reading desert at bed-time. Somehow, chasing down robot tyrannosaurs with a bow just isn't all that relaxing. On the other hand, I read for the same reason I play video games: enjoyment and escapism. So I really don't due literature, and pretty much stick with "books that I like".
Are you talking Ark? I just started playing with my brother and it's quite relaxing in its way.
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No, I think Helena is talking about Horizon Zero Dawn
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So I really don't due literature, and pretty much stick with "books that I like".
I don't understand this comment. I mix my genres, but why assume "literature" is not enjoyable or escapism? Loving Three Musketeers.

How do you define "literature"? Just because it could have been assigned in school, doesn't mean it was bad
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I think my real issue is I usually just don't find compelling pulp compelling enough. I get bored and start thinking about chasing dinosaurs or correcting people's politics instead, and then I go do that.
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I don't understand this comment. I mix my genres, but why assume "literature" is not enjoyable or escapism? Loving Three Musketeers.
I'm listening to an audio of "The Three Mustketeers" at the moment. It's highly amusing despite their being extreme sexist jerks.
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Just because it could have been assigned in school, doesn't mean it was bad
been revisiting books i hated in hs this last month. so far re-read of mice and men and Flowers for Algernon. M&M was good, but FFA was excellent.

I didn't hate everything in HS, though: I enjoyed Shakespeare and loved To Kill a Mockingbird
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I was a very lazy and bored teenager who skipped/hated most of the reading, but looking back, my public hs reading curriculum was rock ****ing solid. Kudos to the board/teachers for finding books that were both enlightening and fun.

Kind of a shocking contrast to the shallow bullshit that makes up so much of hs.
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I'm listening to an audio of "The Three Mustketeers" at the moment. It's highly amusing despite their being extreme sexist jerks.
I have around 50 pages left. I find this a much easier read then Monte Cristo. Actually just saw a TV version of Count Of Monte Cristo. Good story, but for some reason I found it hard to follow all the characters
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been revisiting books i hated in hs this last month. so far re-read of mice and men and Flowers for Algernon. M&M was good, but FFA was excellent.

I didn't hate everything in HS, though: I enjoyed Shakespeare and loved To Kill a Mockingbird
Good choices. Shakespeare is funnier than people realize and all the quotes we still use.

Grapes Of Wrath is another that I loved
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