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phoenixreborn
phoenixreborn


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posted April 21, 2009 04:46 AM

Poll Question:
What do you like reading?

So do you prefer fiction or non-fiction? Most people read both but lean heavily towards one or the other.

Bard's glade would be fiction tendencies, OSM is non-fiction tendencies.

Feel free to explain your vote.

Responses:
Both equally
I mostly read fiction
I mostly read non-fiction
I don't read much
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Corribus
Corribus

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The Abyss Staring Back at You
posted April 21, 2009 04:56 AM

I read both about equally.  But I go in phases, reading fiction for a while and then going to nonfiction for a while.  Right now I'm reading a lot of fiction.  Just depends on my mood.
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SwampLord
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posted April 21, 2009 04:56 AM

I love Sci-Fi and Military History equally.
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blizzardboy
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posted April 21, 2009 05:24 AM

For leisure I read almost exclusively fiction, excluding news articles and such. I put up with enough nonfiction in daily living.
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mvassilev
mvassilev


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posted April 21, 2009 05:32 AM

Generally I read both about equally, although lately I've been reading more non-fiction than fiction. Now (re-)reading:
The Age of Turbulence, Alan Greenspan
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams

Any suggestions as to what to read next? I already have a large "to read" list, but I'm on HC too much to read as much as I'd like.
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Guitarguy
Guitarguy


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posted April 21, 2009 06:30 AM

I'm usually open to both fiction and non-fiction.  However, since I'm in the thick of my college studies, there isn't much time to read fiction.  Fortunately, I'm required to read a lot of history books, which helps to further my knowledge of events and issues that I find fascinating.  I'm really into ancient and pre-modern history (East Asia, in particular), but I'm not that fond of reading about politics and government.  The last piece of fiction that I was addicted to was Tolkien, which I hope to return to after the dust settles.

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Carcity
Carcity


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posted April 21, 2009 07:51 AM

I like fantasy the most but I'm open for any kind of story.
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DagothGares
DagothGares


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No gods or kings
posted April 21, 2009 07:53 AM

I liked reading animal farm...
So yeah, you just solve the equation for me, buddy
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razor5
razor5


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posted April 21, 2009 08:46 AM

Any kind of story...

Fiction ones are nice but if you read much,they get boring Some of the fiction ones are inspired from the other,which are more famous

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Warmonger
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posted April 21, 2009 09:51 AM
Edited by Warmonger at 09:51, 21 Apr 2009.

Reading any fiction is an utter waste of time. How can you spend your life on something that's not real?

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kesnar
kesnar


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posted April 21, 2009 01:24 PM
Edited by kesnar at 13:25, 21 Apr 2009.

^How you define reallity?!?How do you know life is real?!?You don't even know what happened in Earth millions of years ago and what is happening in other planets right now...maybe all those that some one writes happen to a universe and all these that someone on that universe writes happens here...


Anyway: on-topic:
I mostly read sci-fi and mystery(especially agatha cristie...)
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mvassilev
mvassilev


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posted April 21, 2009 02:30 PM

Quote:
Reading any fiction is an utter waste of time. How can you spend your life on something that's not real?
It's fun. Plus, it can make you think.
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DagothGares
DagothGares


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No gods or kings
posted April 21, 2009 05:20 PM

Quote:
Reading any fiction is an utter waste of time. How can you spend your life on something that's not real?

How can you spend your life on an internet messgae board, MONSTER! Do you know how much time you're wasting ENJOYING yourself?
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Carcity
Carcity


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Blind Sage
posted April 21, 2009 05:27 PM

Quote:
Reading any fiction is an utter waste of time. How can you spend your life on something that's not real?
you play heroes 5 right? that is fiction but in another form. as you are saying one should concentrate on something that is real. having no dreams and not dreaming away on something that's not going to happen cause that is a form of fiction. if you are like that I feel sorry for you.
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Warmonger
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posted April 21, 2009 05:37 PM
Edited by Warmonger at 17:37, 21 Apr 2009.

Quote:
you play heroes 5 right? that is fiction but in another form

Honestly? For a very long time I turn it on only to test new map/mod from myself or one of friends I prefer to add new content and improve the game, even though in the end it has no actual use.
Quote:
having no dreams and not dreaming away on something that's not going to happen cause that is a form of fiction

Dreams don't come true on their own. It is you who has to make them become real. I see no way how enjoying some kind of fiction could help that.

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DagothGares
DagothGares


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No gods or kings
posted April 21, 2009 05:39 PM

bah, literature is wasted on people like you, then.
But that's fine, as long as you'll do other... useful stuff, I suppose.
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phoenixreborn
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posted April 21, 2009 05:49 PM

Couldn't one apply the same argument to non-fiction? Of what practical use is it to know how cavemen really lived in prehistoric times?
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Lord_Woock
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posted April 21, 2009 05:50 PM

Quote:
Reading any fiction is an utter waste of time. How can you spend your life on something that's not real?
How's this for an explanation?

According to Immanuel Kant, it is good that people believe in God and an immortal soul, because such belief is useful regardless of whether or not it is true.

By analogy, a good story doesn't have to be true for me to enjoy it
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xerdux
xerdux


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posted April 21, 2009 05:53 PM

I love reading!

I like fantasy the most. But most sci-fi books kind of suck... if Animorphs count as sci-fi then its the best series I have read

Fantasy books I have read: Hobbit (but its more of a childrens book), Harry Potter 1-7, Eragon books (they are so good wrotten but its predictable... Arya is the next Dragon rider, they get married and leave Alagesia for the old elven kingdom across the ocean), Warcraft books (I almost cried reading Lord of the Clans, its so sad) but unfortunaly... Warcraft is so popular that there arent any Warcraft books in the schools library atm... I really hope they buy Rise of the Lich King... featuring Arthas life and the events of Warcraft 3.
I would also like to read the War of the Ancients trilogy.

Also Deltoras belt but its also for children.

I read some non-fiction too, but most of those are swedish.

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Corribus
Corribus

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The Abyss Staring Back at You
posted April 21, 2009 06:04 PM
Edited by Corribus at 18:04, 21 Apr 2009.

Quote:
According to Immanuel Kant Corribus, it is good bad that people believe in God and an immortal soul, because such belief is useful harmful regardless of whether or not it is true.


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