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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Do you like to read?
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Poll: Do you like to read?
Yes, I like to read.
No, I do not like to read.
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Darkstone
Immortal


May 12 2016, 1:00am

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Do you like to read? Can't Post

I like to read.


(This post was edited by Darkstone on May 12 2016, 1:02am)


Lissuin
Valinor


May 12 2016, 7:37am

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Yes. Reading is like taking a magic carpet ride to...wherever. [In reply to] Can't Post

Steppenwolf "Magic Carpet Ride" 1969

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPE9a_epmWw

(On topic? Off topic? Just thought folks our age would like it. Laugh)


Darkstone
Immortal


May 12 2016, 1:49pm

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Off topic is okay. [In reply to] Can't Post

Even though I'm the one who pressed "post message" the thread doesn't belong to me. It belongs to TORn. Smile

And cool video! Thanks for that!


Riven Delve
Tol Eressea


May 12 2016, 3:06pm

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I like to read. [In reply to] Can't Post

But sometimes I don't bother and just post all my opinions anyway. Evil


Darkstone
Immortal


May 12 2016, 3:19pm

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Yeah [In reply to] Can't Post

One can also just make up stuff and respond to it.

"So you're saying that we should sacrifice cute puppies and orphaned nuns to Satan so that we can resurrect Hitler? I must respectfully disagree."

Easy way to win a debate.Wink


Meneldor
Valinor


May 12 2016, 3:22pm

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Reading is hard! [In reply to] Can't Post

[/barbievoice]


Kilidoescartwheels
Valinor


May 12 2016, 3:29pm

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Yes I like to, [In reply to] Can't Post

but actually finding the TIME is difficult. I have a huge collection of books that I fully intend to read, someday.Blush


Darkstone
Immortal


May 12 2016, 3:42pm

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Me too. [In reply to] Can't Post

I have an entire closet of books I intend to read some day, including a collection of essays by Michel de Montaigne I've had for fifty years.Blush


Darkstone
Immortal


May 12 2016, 3:44pm

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Yeah! [In reply to] Can't Post

Dictionaries and encyclopedias, oh my!


Bracegirdle
Valinor


May 12 2016, 4:09pm

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Phonebooks mostly . . . // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


May 12 2016, 4:15pm

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And the library has not yet given you an overdue notice? [In reply to] Can't Post

Angelic


dernwyn
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May 12 2016, 4:17pm

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What is this "phonebook" you speak of? [In reply to] Can't Post

Seriously - I've heard some of the younger generation wonder what it is!

An icon of a bygone age...(but I sure am grateful for "reverse phone lookup" on the 'web!)


Darkstone
Immortal


May 12 2016, 4:39pm

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I think the library is long gone. [In reply to] Can't Post

Actually it was one of my free books for signing up for The Book-Of-The-Month Club. A poor country boy tends to build up a library primarily of freebies and used books. I got the whole LOTR trilogy for a dime apiece.


lionoferebor
Rohan


May 12 2016, 5:29pm

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Yes, except... [In reply to] Can't Post

I rarely finish a book. I have a habit of getting about half way through and abandoning one for another. There are about a handful - maybe a handful and a half - of books I've actually read cover to cover. And only two I've read twice and would consider reading a third time.

Time. If I had more time I would read more. Perhaps starting with the books I've abandoned.


Starling
Half-elven


May 12 2016, 6:16pm

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Yes, but only the portents. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


May 12 2016, 6:20pm

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One of the best things to spend 30 cents on! [In reply to] Can't Post

What a deal! (Although I must admit, back in those days, a dime went a lot farther than now.)

Reminds me of how gramma came across LotR...in a pile of cast-outs by the side of the road...amazing things happen in this world.


dormouse
Half-elven


May 12 2016, 10:07pm

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I like to read... [In reply to] Can't Post

Am currently struggling with War and Peace. Think I might need glasses....


Bracegirdle
Valinor


May 12 2016, 11:07pm

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It’s a really thick book with really fine print [In reply to] Can't Post

In which we only looked at one name – our own! Wink


In Reply To
What is this "phonebook" you speak of?


Wasn’t it Steve Martin in “The Jerk” who jumping with glee cried: “The new phonebook is here! The new phonebook is here!” Sly


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


May 13 2016, 12:50am

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Well, of course! [In reply to] Can't Post

I always had to make sure they spelled my surname correctly (or as it's been spelled for four generations now - had ancestors who "Americanized" their names when they immigrated, then couldn't settle on how to spell the new ones...)

In my dad's family, growing up on a farm in the Midwest, they always looked forward to the phonebook - and the Sears catalog. To keep on hooks in their outhouse.


Kim
Valinor


May 13 2016, 2:46am

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Steve Martin [In reply to] Can't Post

I do that every time I get a new phonebook (they do still deliver small ones), followed by "Things are going to start happening to me now." Laugh


Kim
Valinor


May 13 2016, 2:55am

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Haven't been able to stop since I learned how! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love reading and would do book reports for extra credit all through elementary school. It has ebbed and flowed over the years as school and work were busy, definitely picked back up when I joined a book club and also when I figured out how to get library books on my Kindle. I tend to split my reading time between ones new to me and old favorites.


Annael
Immortal


May 13 2016, 3:44am

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Yes, I like to read [In reply to] Can't Post

and then re-read, and then re-read again.

I always have several books going at a time. When I was a kid & people would ask where I was, the usual answer was "somewhere with her nose stuck in a book."


Dwarewien
Rohan


May 13 2016, 10:34pm

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Yes, I do... [In reply to] Can't Post

even though I've been reading more fan fics (nothing Tolkien related I'm afraid, it's mostly Jurassic World fanfiction, including one where the Indominus gets away from the Mosasaurus and climbs her way out of the lagoon. Yikes! This story is set after the events of the movie) than actual novels. I don't read as much as I used to, since I used to be able to finish a book the size of Lord of the Rings or Under the Dome in about a month. Now I only read when I'm doing the laundry (which is every two weeks or so). Like some of you probably know by now, I prefer a real book to an e-book, since you don't need batteries to read a real book, so this is something I will remain old school with.Smile


Annael
Immortal


May 14 2016, 2:59pm

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we used to read it for fun [In reply to] Can't Post

we'd have more than one and we'd vie to find the weirdest names.

Now I look at the credits after a movie for the same thing. Passes the time until the after-credits scene. If you're looking for a diverse culture the folks working "post" on a movie surely represent one.


Omnigeek
Lorien


May 15 2016, 10:20pm

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Reading is Fundamental! [In reply to] Can't Post

I suppose I'm dating myself with that line but I believe it. One of the greatest joys of the modern era is that I can carry an entire library with me when traveling -- gone are the days when I'd pack 6-12 paperback books and finish them before finishing my holiday.

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