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    I read to forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille View Post
    Do you really think the publishing industry in the states is so misguided Mr P? (I have no idea how publishers in the US think, myself.)
    I think the US, as well as the British, publishing industry is actually German.

    Which would account for the preponderance of in-your-face shit being published throughout the Anglosphere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bewildered wanderer View Post
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    thought so...glad i asked...bugged me every time you posted!

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    I read my balls off - 8 - 10 books per month
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    Picked up two used books today. Twat wouldn't take my brand frikking new book for trade because it's a hard cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho View Post
    wouldn't take my brand frikking new book for trade
    Well, if YOU didn't read it...

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    because it's a hard cover.
    Why is that a problem?
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    I read it, but two days usage still means it's brand new to me!

    I don't know why, he didn't even look at it beyond seeing that it was a hard cover. He had plenty of hard cover books on the shelves and he had all of the books in this series with the exception of this one which is the latest. Wheel of Time.

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    Okay, I give up..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho View Post
    ...a hard cover.
    all the better to crack his skull with.


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    I read a book every week or so... newspapers, articles online, a bunch of shite on forums... Although, if I were a publisher I would definitely target the female audience... less risk. It's the same reason Hollywood has become much more kid friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hales View Post
    ...bugged me every time you posted!
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    I've always got a couple of books on the go - I usually go for biographies of adventurers and travellers as I find a lot of common ground
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    I am so keen to read, I force myself to block out the damn TVs on the BTS.

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    I read a ton of ebooks, some old ones from Project Gutenberg and some newer ones downloaded from torrents.

    My wife told me that she loved to read when she was a schoolgirl, but got out of the habit when she got older. Knowing how much most Thais read, I took this with a grain of salt. Recently she's had some health problems, basically chronic panic attacks, and so I suggested that she do some reading to take her mind off of things. She's now going though about 3 books a week! Can anyone recommend a good Thai bookstore near Ratchada? The SE-ED at Jusco doesn't have much of a selection.
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