It Takes Time. . INABILITY TO START h NEW imp BECAUSE YOU' RE STILL LIVING IN THE. I haven't read books during my free time in such a long time Mostly 'cause i'm here doing stupid Remember kids, funnyjunk is where reading comes to die
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#30 - tehbestever (05/28/2013) [-]
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I haven't read books during my free time in such a long time

Mostly 'cause i'm here doing stupid ****

Remember kids, funnyjunk is where reading comes to die
User avatar #69 to #30 - Johnsfer (05/28/2013) [-]
I just can't keep in a book
I have this problem with a lot of media that takes a lot of time to absorb
User avatar #125 to #30 - dovahsix (05/28/2013) [-]
I read everyday on the bus to work and during my lunch breaks, i normally read a book a fortnight
#130 to #30 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
i have a book at my side right now so...
User avatar #31 to #30 - darthblam (05/28/2013) [-]
What about those long stories that come off of /b/ and **** every now and then?
User avatar #67 to #31 - bagguhsleep ONLINE (05/28/2013) [-]
I still think of thread dad every night before I sleep.
User avatar #68 to #67 - darthblam (05/28/2013) [-]
My favorites are the original Mr. Bones Wild Ride, Chin-Man, and Fats McGee and the Retard Three... I may have read it but I can't remember what this "thread dad" is...
#72 to #68 - bagguhsleep ONLINE (05/28/2013) [-]
educate yaself
had to cut it in half
image limits and ****
User avatar #100 to #68 - raigen (05/28/2013) [-]
YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF NEAL? Neal is a retard who this guy told stories of and he'd always say "Bye Pill" trying to say OP's name Phil
#4 - peridot (05/27/2013) [-]
I had this problem so much when I was younger, I never wanted some books to end.
#140 to #4 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
i had problem that books never wanted to start.
User avatar #196 to #4 - trevorsta (05/28/2013) [-]
I'm 20 and I still have that problem...
#79 - limned (05/28/2013) [-]
The feeling when you know you will never be able to leave that world , but it is still over.
User avatar #22 - guywithafork (05/27/2013) [-]
*Ahem* Anime

fullmetal alchemist. why ed why.
#24 to #22 - duvallwhitey (05/28/2013) [-]
I'd rather read a book
I'd rather read a book
User avatar #147 to #24 - nebuchadnezzaurus (05/28/2013) [-]
I can't believe you got thumbed down for saying you prefer reading books over watching anime. Actually no, I CAN believe that. But it saddens me.
User avatar #240 to #147 - duvallwhitey (05/29/2013) [-]
Well, I cant deny reading is becoming less and less of a common pass time. But honestly, everybody needs to read more.
User avatar #124 to #22 - zionsype (05/28/2013) [-]
watch brotherhood
#174 to #124 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
what if... I am a nostalgiafag?
User avatar #181 to #174 - zionsype (05/28/2013) [-]
Watch brotherhood.
#25 - infiniteduress (05/28/2013) [-]
I just let it all blend together.

The stories are better that way.
User avatar #142 to #25 - ugottanked (05/28/2013) [-] going to try that when i pick up a new book, let the last book and current one just blend together and create something
#115 to #25 - endsopanow (05/28/2013) [-]
this is amazing.
#191 to #25 - butiloveu (05/28/2013) [-]
Something is wrong with your image.
#197 to #25 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
10/10 would read aloud to children
#95 - fluttersquee (05/28/2013) [-]
Way too true.
#103 to #95 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
you ******* faggot
User avatar #105 to #103 - fluttersquee (05/28/2013) [-]
User avatar #126 to #95 - zionsype (05/28/2013) [-]
And the most boring game of the year award goes too
User avatar #127 to #126 - fluttersquee (05/28/2013) [-]
I'm assuming you don't like KS. That's okay. Thanks for the opinion mate.
User avatar #132 to #127 - zionsype (05/28/2013) [-]
And it's okay to make a joke too.
User avatar #134 to #132 - fluttersquee (05/28/2013) [-]
I didn't say it wasn't okay mate. But alrighty.
#135 to #134 - zionsype (05/28/2013) [-]
U wan go m8?
#137 to #135 - fluttersquee (05/28/2013) [-]
Let's fookin go m8
User avatar #111 to #95 - Psychotic (05/28/2013) [-]
After going through all of the story arcs, I just couldn't do anything.
User avatar #112 to #111 - fluttersquee (05/28/2013) [-]
I did the same thing. Lilly was my last (and favorite) and after that, I was just like, well, my life has no purpose now, gonna go crawl up in a corner and think about **** , because thats all I could do.
User avatar #118 to #112 - doctorstein (05/28/2013) [-]
I got Emi first, of course, then got Hanako. After completing her story, the sight of her just made me tear up. It made the novel unreadable for me.
User avatar #119 to #118 - fluttersquee (05/28/2013) [-]
Seems like everyone got Emi first. But yeah, I can totally understand that mate. I played like 90% through Lilly after Hanako, who was first, then I just like rushed through the others to finish Lilly's, which kinda sucked, but was also okay because Lilly.
#165 to #95 - clockworkphysicist (05/28/2013) [-]
Hanako was my first....I still haven't done another.
User avatar #193 to #165 - cazabrow ONLINE (05/28/2013) [-]
do lily, i was in your position and then it got just as know, bad.
User avatar #216 to #165 - fluttersquee (05/28/2013) [-]
I know that feel exactly mate. She was my first and I had no idea where to go after that. Everyone will either say Lilly, or to leave Lilly for last. I said **** it, I'll go with Lilly, got about 90%, then realized that there was no way any other route could top hers, so I stopped, then went Emi, Rin, and then deaf bitch. Then I went back and finished Lilly's and I highly recommend that if you do go through the rest of them, save Lilly for last, she definitely had the best ending, it didn't leave me wanting more or sad like all the other ones. Sorry bout the text wall.
User avatar #219 to #216 - clockworkphysicist (05/28/2013) [-]
Are you from Australia?
sorry for stupid assumption
User avatar #226 to #219 - fluttersquee (05/29/2013) [-]
Is it because I say mate a lot? But no, I'm from Nebraska actually. I say it because I know some British people that say mate all the time.
#227 to #226 - clockworkphysicist (05/29/2013) [-]
Ah, only a few states away, good on ya mate.
User avatar #228 to #227 - fluttersquee (05/29/2013) [-]
Oh yeah? Where you from mate? If you don't mind me asking.
#229 to #228 - clockworkphysicist (05/29/2013) [-]
Ilinois, peoria to be specific. The land of trees, cities, and farmlands. And corn....lots of corn....and lincoln too so...there's that. There was also a flood so that's kind of eventful...not much out here...Anything cool in nebraska?
User avatar #230 to #229 - fluttersquee (05/29/2013) [-]
Mate, don't even get me started on corn. Corn and Soybeans, that's about all that Nebraska is, unless you like sports, then there is the college world series, but besides that, there isn't much. But here in Omaha, there is enough for me, which essentially consists of an internet connection and food, so it's not that hard. We invented Kool Aid, so that's cool I suppose. And Godfathers.
User avatar #233 to #230 - clockworkphysicist (05/29/2013) [-]
Pizza and cool-aid is always good~
User avatar #194 to #95 - cazabrow ONLINE (05/28/2013) [-]
i know how there's so many people who get the message within the storylines, but god damn it, they made the desire for the characters far stronger than the message.
User avatar #215 to #194 - fluttersquee (05/28/2013) [-]
I totally agree. The messages are great and everything, but they easily come in second to the girls. Or Kenji, if you're into that.
User avatar #108 to #107 - fluttersquee (05/28/2013) [-]
#162 - sirbustyabals (05/28/2013) [-]
MFW Naruto ends
#203 to #162 - mondprinzessin (05/28/2013) [-]
mfw i finished death note
#146 - undyingpanda ONLINE (05/28/2013) [-]
One of my favorite book series is the Dark Tower series
User avatar #150 to #146 - YoshiBond (05/28/2013) [-]
Is it like western set in a middle earth type setting?
User avatar #152 to #150 - undyingpanda ONLINE (05/28/2013) [-]
The world in the book is described as "moved on" so its kinda like a magical apocalypse in a way sorry if this doesn't help im not good at describing books
User avatar #153 to #152 - YoshiBond (05/28/2013) [-]
So like similar to Fallout but with magic?
User avatar #155 to #153 - undyingpanda ONLINE (05/28/2013) [-]
Yeah just about in the world things like paper is like gold and people are kind
De-evolving and the world is dying you should definitely read them i highly recommend them
User avatar #156 to #155 - YoshiBond (05/28/2013) [-]
How many books in the series?
User avatar #157 to #156 - undyingpanda ONLINE (05/28/2013) [-]
There are 7 of them
User avatar #158 to #157 - YoshiBond (05/28/2013) [-]
I'll check them out, thanks mate
#173 to #146 - whitenail (05/28/2013) [-]
I guess that's the good thing about Dark Tower, in a way you never stop reading them...

you just find yourself in some other world sitting on the path of the Beam.
#78 - bigpimpinquaker (05/28/2013) [-]
The ending of the Eragon series. Took me weeks.
User avatar #23 - stargatesturge (05/27/2013) [-]
I just finished the Harry Potter series for the first time (I wasn't allowed anywhere near Potter as a kid due to religious family) and now I'm not sure if I can start a new series before rereading this one.
User avatar #180 to #23 - existacne (05/28/2013) [-]
When Harry Potter series were in progress, I used to read Chronicles of Narnia (all 7 books) after every new Harry Potter book.
It was much easier than just floating around while thinking about HP book.
User avatar #211 to #180 - stargatesturge (05/28/2013) [-]
Ooooh, I think I might read those next! They're on my to-read list!
I THINK we have a few copies lying around here somewhere...
User avatar #214 to #211 - existacne (05/28/2013) [-]
No problem. May I ask what else there is on your to-read list? I'm kinda curious.
User avatar #218 to #214 - stargatesturge (05/28/2013) [-]
(This is the list for this summer.)
User avatar #217 to #214 - stargatesturge (05/28/2013) [-]
*digs to find list*
Lord of the Rings (first two read, still on third)
The Portrait of Dorian Grey
The Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables
The Showdown Trilogy (read. AWESOME. Ted Dekker.)
The Iliad
Robinson Crusoe
The Circle Trilogy (another Dekker)
The Harry Potter series (read)
A Clockwork Orange
Beowulf (read)
The Hobbit (read)
The Chronicles of Narnia (I can't find our copies! D: )
Night Angel Trilogy
Wheel of Time Series
20 000 Leagues Under the Sea
...And that's all I have for now. I started the Left Behind series, but got bored halfway through the second book.
User avatar #231 to #217 - existacne (05/29/2013) [-]
From all of this I read only LotR+Hobbit, Robinson Crusoe, Harry Potter, 1984, Chronicles of Narnia and 20k Leagues under the Sea.
I have The Portrait of Dorian Grey (because I've seen the movie) and A clockwork orange (because of the movie too).
Have you read Viktor Pelevin, Strugackie brothers, Sergei Lukyanenko?
They are Russians, but I'm pretty sure there are some books translated in English.
User avatar #236 to #231 - stargatesturge (05/29/2013) [-]
I have not. They sound interesting.
I forgot to add Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series and Ted Dekker's "Thr3e" to the list. :p I'm almost done Thr3e now; I started it yesterday.
Most of these I don't have copies of, but there's a really cheap bookstore where I live so I'll be stopping in sometime this week to check it out. :3
User avatar #237 to #236 - existacne (05/29/2013) [-]
Uhh, I'm sorry, but why don't you use e-book (or how is this thing called?)?
User avatar #238 to #237 - stargatesturge (05/29/2013) [-]
I like having a book that won't have its batteries die. ;p Either way, the bookstore I go to is REALLY cheap ($0.50 for paperback, $1 for hardcover) so I can easily find new (used) books and fill up my bookshelf. *Ignored fact that bookshelf is overflowing*
I just found a copy of Oliver Twist, so that's going onto the list, too.
(Also, reading to much from a screen gives me a headache, so I prefer paper. I'm also the type of person who writes notes/theories and highlights books, which isn't as fun on computer.)
User avatar #239 to #238 - existacne (05/29/2013) [-]
I see. Well, that's like very cheap books you have there, each paper book costs here about $10 or more.
Also, if you have headaches from e-reader's screen, you probably need to find not glowing one (which you cannot read in the dark).
What about batteries - I charge mine every two weeks or like that.
User avatar #241 to #239 - stargatesturge (05/29/2013) [-]
It's just a big room run wall-to-wall with bookshelves overflowing with books. A little old lady runs it. :3 She's adorable. Her name is Zelda (seriously!). It's where I've gone for books since I was a little kid.
User avatar #242 to #241 - existacne (05/29/2013) [-]
Looks like you live in a small town, isn't it?
User avatar #243 to #242 - stargatesturge (05/29/2013) [-]
Yep, on an island. No first hand bookstores, but the Book Room is wonderful.
User avatar #244 to #243 - existacne (05/29/2013) [-]
Waait, on the island? How big is it??
User avatar #245 to #244 - stargatesturge (05/30/2013) [-]
Not too big; 55 square miles (142 km). We're just itty bitty.
User avatar #246 to #245 - existacne (05/30/2013) [-]
142 it's like 12x12. You are able to walk from one shore to another across it and back to the start in one ******* day. What's the weather in there now? Here it's like +17 and almost bright like it's a day light.
User avatar #247 to #246 - stargatesturge (05/30/2013) [-]
*looks out window* . . . Rain. Major rain storm. It was sunny yesterday (likely the only day this year), and then rainy for the half week before that. When it's not raining, it's foggy. 'Tis island life.
It's more diamond shapes (twice as long as it is wide), but there's a lot of woods so it's a good place for both hunting and fishing. And reading.
User avatar #248 to #247 - existacne (05/30/2013) [-]
Hunting? On what animals/birds? And with what weaponry? Judging by your comments, I'd like to change with you for like a year or about.
User avatar #249 to #248 - stargatesturge (05/30/2013) [-]
There are deer, rabbits, waterfowl, partridge, and the like. Both bows and rifles are used when hunting (I prefer a bow, personally). We don't have bears, coyotes, or wolves, so it's a very safe place to hunt/camp, and humans are the only thing keeping the deer population down, making hunting necessary.
User avatar #250 to #249 - existacne (05/30/2013) [-]
Meh, I fired only pneumatic rifle and never tried bows. You are not really into video games, are you?
User avatar #251 to #250 - stargatesturge (05/30/2013) [-]
I play my Gameboy Advance SP (it's all I can afford; my computer's not good for gaming), but I'm not one for any of the more advanced stuff, no. I like watching people play them, but I myself prefer reading, writing, or adventures on foot. I wish I could get more into them, but oh well. I can help my friends via puzzles when they need it, but that's it.
User avatar #232 to #231 - existacne (05/29/2013) [-]
*I have ... on my to-read list, I meant.
#188 to #23 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
After reading the Harry Potter series, it took me a full year before I could even think about picking up another book that wasn't Harry. I almost felt like I was cheating on the series when I finally did!
User avatar #212 to #188 - stargatesturge (05/28/2013) [-]
I'm just so into the writing style, characters, and world right now I don't know how I'll read the next books. :/ I was considering finishing up the Dexter books but they're so...different...
User avatar #252 to #212 - existacne (05/30/2013) [-]
End of that thread, I declare new thread here!
So you're playing "on youtube". I've done this too for some games.
Why can't you afford a PC? You spend money on anything else or you just doesn't interested in it or you don't have a job?
User avatar #253 to #252 - stargatesturge (05/30/2013) [-]
Huzzah! I like this idea!
I use most of my money for university, but admittedly I also spend quite a bit on comics and, when away from the cheap bookstore, books. Other than that, I don't spend much money, no.
I have a summer job but, as stated, most of my funds go to university. The computer I have is fine for school work and browsing the internet, but it's not going to hold up against video games (except for playing flash games on occasion).
User avatar #254 to #253 - existacne (05/30/2013) [-]
The weak Pc is the opportunity for games who are known not for "aka Crysis over 9000 graphics", but for other aspects.
You can try Fallout 1,2, Morrowind (vanila client, mods require more CPU and RAM), some roguelikes, GTA 3, Doom, Stronghold: crusader, Red Alert 2, some Visual novels (like Katawa Shoujo etc).
Visual novels are mostly into reading with background music thing. And they're mostly japanese.
Of course, it will works only if you haven't played only "modern" **** like "press X to win" etc, it will be much harder to get used to old graphics.
Of what speciality is your university, if it's not a secret?
And yes, I didn't ask, this "to-read list", it was given to you by someone else or you made it up by yourself and for yourself?
User avatar #255 to #254 - stargatesturge (05/30/2013) [-]
Perhaps. I'll stick with my SP for now, perhaps trying some more games once my reading list is a bit smaller. :p And, since I'm used to an SP, graphics won't be an issue with me.
My university is a Liberal Arts university. I'm honouring in English so I can teach it in Japan, so it suits my purposes.
I made my to-read list myself, as it's a group of books I've been meaning to read and a few I own but have yet to sit down and take in.
User avatar #256 to #255 - existacne (05/30/2013) [-]
Games I named are just old, but good ones that came to mind, feel absolutely free not to try anyone of them.
Liberal Art sounds pretty impresive, who will you be after you finish it?
User avatar #257 to #256 - stargatesturge (05/30/2013) [-]
Who will I be? :o Insufficient data. Please re-input command.
User avatar #258 to #257 - existacne (05/30/2013) [-]
I meant "Identify your occupation after the graduation", my bad.
I'm just being curious, first time I hear there is a "Liberal Arts" university.
User avatar #259 to #258 - stargatesturge (05/30/2013) [-]
Understood. Apologies for my lack of comprehension. ^^;
I intend to teach English as a second language in Japanese high schools. I thought liberal arts schools were quite common due to all the posts from people making fun of others with arts degrees?
User avatar #260 to #259 - existacne (05/30/2013) [-]
You must forgive me, English isn't my first language, sometimes I speak like it's okay to speak in my language, but clearly not okay to say so in English.
All these jokes about art degreees - I clearly missed them.
My education is usual eleven classes, no more.
User avatar #261 to #260 - stargatesturge (05/30/2013) [-]
Not a problem at all; your English is quite good. ^_^ I experience the same issues when speaking French and Japanese.
I take ten classes per term, going into my third year of study at university.
User avatar #262 to #261 - existacne (05/30/2013) [-]
I've learnt English only in 6-9 classes and after that it was clearly self-education.
I can read a simple book, but I clearly not able to hear it.
User avatar #263 to #262 - stargatesturge (05/30/2013) [-]
With French I can understand more while listening, but with Japanese I'm able to understand more by reading. I wonder if that's more because of the language itself or the way my brain interprets the language? Hrm...Theories?
User avatar #264 to #263 - existacne (05/30/2013) [-]
May be because they are complete different?
Or you listened more to French that read it and vice versa.
User avatar #265 to #264 - stargatesturge (05/30/2013) [-]
Ah! This is true! I HAVE listened to more French than read, and I HAVE read more Japanese than heard! You are very smart. I thank you kindly for your help.
My main issues with the two languages now is that when I try to speak Japanese it comes out in French and vice versa.
#266 to #265 - existacne (05/30/2013) [-]
My school teacher once told us how her daughter, who learnt French, received a terrible accent in some words of her native language. Watch yourself out there.
And, by the way, it's morning in here, so I have no choice, but finally go to sleep.
Good night and don't get lost!
Have a pony for your time.
("oops, sorry" if you don't like them)
#267 to #266 - stargatesturge (05/30/2013) [-]
I've had a weird accent since I was a kid (no idea where it came from), so any "real" accent would likely be an improvement. Thanks for the warning, though. :p   
And I love Ponies! Have one in return! Good night! Sweet dreams!
I've had a weird accent since I was a kid (no idea where it came from), so any "real" accent would likely be an improvement. Thanks for the warning, though. :p
And I love Ponies! Have one in return! Good night! Sweet dreams!
User avatar #35 to #23 - burtgasm (05/28/2013) [-]
what religion doesn't approve of a fictional story about magic?
User avatar #49 to #35 - stargatesturge (05/28/2013) [-]
I grew up in a Christian home where they didn't want to have anything to do with witchcraft, fearing it would send us to Hell. Each house has their thing, right?
User avatar #57 to #49 - burtgasm (05/28/2013) [-]
oh ok now i understand. i really wasnt trying to be offensive or anything
User avatar #210 to #57 - stargatesturge (05/28/2013) [-]
No offense taken. It's all good.
#45 to #35 - anon (05/28/2013) [-]
He doesn't need you to talk **** about his family, he can do that himself.
User avatar #46 to #45 - burtgasm (05/28/2013) [-]
i wasnt really talking **** ._. i was just wondering why that wasnt approved of, i mean i dont remember any religious stuff in the book
User avatar #52 to #45 - stargatesturge (05/28/2013) [-]
It's all good, bro. No offense taken.
User avatar #9 - bebonkers (05/27/2013) [-]
I have this problem with anime
User avatar #109 - cheeziswin (05/28/2013) [-]
I sometimes do the same thing with video games...
User avatar #183 to #109 - existacne (05/28/2013) [-]
I had it only two times after SWKOTOR and WoW.
User avatar #98 - maximose (05/28/2013) [-]
Feel the same about anime
User avatar #128 to #98 - ohsupdrew (05/28/2013) [-]
Beat me to it
User avatar #99 to #98 - contradiction (05/28/2013) [-]
i was just about to say that.
#195 - garlickson (05/28/2013) [-]
I had that after finishing all the Darren Shan books, I don't care what anyone says, but he is a brilliant author, and if you haven't checked him out yet, I definitely would!
I had that after finishing all the Darren Shan books, I don't care what anyone says, but he is a brilliant author, and if you haven't checked him out yet, I definitely would!
User avatar #268 to #195 - captnnorway (05/30/2013) [-]
I read those book in 5th grade or something? Atleast the Norwegain translate wasnt really good. The stories were OK, and sometimes really creepy. The only one I remember though is tunnels of blood, perhaps that was the best/scariest one?
User avatar #269 to #268 - garlickson (05/30/2013) [-]
Yeah to be honest - it doesn't really matter how old you are, though I do agree the writing style is basic, its so that anyone can read them, but the content is still very gory/creepy so that the adults are still engaged! Also meaning you can stay up all night reading the book and finish it
User avatar #270 to #269 - captnnorway (05/31/2013) [-]
You really should read "Tomorrow, when the war began" and the rest of the book ... They are amazing Also the Gone series made me stay up night just reading. I would recommend De fire og han som gjør galt værre, but it's a Norwegain book and havnt been translated sadly.
User avatar #175 - methylbutane (05/28/2013) [-]
And I'm reading the Wheel of Time, so I'm doubly screwed o~o.

or fifteenfold
User avatar #177 to #175 - neutralgray (05/28/2013) [-]
Which book are you on?
User avatar #178 to #177 - methylbutane (05/28/2013) [-]
The first one .-.

god help me
User avatar #182 to #178 - neutralgray (05/28/2013) [-]
You have a long way to go! With the last one being released a few months ago I read it and think it was a good ending to a good series.

Word of warning, though: Between books 5-10 things are bit slower paced. And 10 is extremely boring. It feels like nothing happens at all. But the series is worth reading through.
User avatar #184 to #182 - methylbutane (05/28/2013) [-]
So I've heard ^^. Apparently ASOFAI is downright energetic compared to it o~O
Thanks for the warning anyhow :3.
#166 - whenindoubtsplooge (05/28/2013) [-]
What if it's the sequel?
#154 - thunderstorm (05/28/2013) [-]
I seriously thought this topic would be about that pain you cause yourself for sitting so still for so long reading a book...It feels like a hangover...but I guess this is true to...Regardless you be grabbin pills by the end of either anyway...
#149 - diespitris ONLINE (05/28/2013) [-]

I do this with video games.

Just recently got Morrowind on Steam and **** is it good. Such an amazing world.
User avatar #168 to #149 - tombombadil (05/28/2013) [-]
Morrowind is one of my all time favorite games. I love what the magic lets you do.
User avatar #32 - songemot (05/28/2013) [-]
I'm reading An Austrian Perspective On the History of Economic Thought.

Not quite so hangover-inducing...
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