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Nyxnine

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I love LOVE reading!

Personally, I've always been a physical copy type of girl and rather not get a digital copy/e-reader. AND, I will buy books I love however, I do have a library card because... that **** is expensive....(I'd be broke with all the books I'd want to buy lol). When I was younger I had lived in Vancouver for a solid two years after that I wanted to move back home and needed to lug all of my books back with me. I never realized how much I loved reading until I had 3 suitcases of books and a duffel bag of clothing. *Priorities*

I don't mind audio books, they're usually my go to when I can't sleep or have a long drive ahead of me....can't...use my hands ^^;

When I was in University, I always felt a little like Hermione from Harry Potter, as I would usually be done most of my textbooks before the course truly started. I am a fairly fast reader and like to have a varied selection of books on the go. 

I can be a slightly annoying person when I get into a good book - my sister used to get angry at me as I would usually ignore everything around me until I was completed a story. Basically, I'm really good at ignoring the world around me when I have my nose in a good article or story. 

I'm always inspired by the authors of novels and how much research that must go into their work. I mean to create such captivating stories you must know a decent amount of a topic to be able to describe places, situations and actions. For example, you can't write a believable story about a climber if you know nothing about climbing, or it would be a pretty empty story line with no body. I always thought it would be such a fascinating job to become a writer because it gives you an outlet to learn as much as you can and share that knowledge in a variety of ways, although, I have always felt a disconnect from idea to paper. Those who are creative enough to come up with an idea and then bring that idea to fruition - you're amazing in my eyes and I thank you everyday. 

Here's a short list of some books I've read this past year - keep in mind, I read almost everything haha so it might not be up your alley :P

(no particular order)

- An Invisible Library (by Genevieve Cogman) "Series"

- Deadly Outbreaks (by Alexandra Levitt)

- The Memory Illusion (by Julia Shaw) (really neat book, read if you like to learn about memory in the use of crime, and whether or not its possible to implant memories on people)

- Sleeping Beauties (by Stephen King)

- Death by Video Games (by Simon Parkin)

- The Rules of Magic (by Alice Hoffman)

- The Bone Season (by Samantha Shannon) "Series" Mime order 

- How Can I help? A Week in My Life as A Psychiatrist (by David Goldbloom)

- The View from the cheap seats (by Neil Gaiman)

- The Night Circus (by Erin Morgenstern)

- The Goldfinch (by Donna Tartt)

- An Orchestra of Minorities (by Chigozie Obioma)

- Lost Connections (by Johann Hari)

- Sapiens (by Yuval Harari)

 

General Recommendations:

- Margaret Atwood is my favorite author .....so anything? haha

- Haruki Murakami another fav auth (start with 1Q84)

I also really enjoy poetry authors I would recommend (and are probably already known)

- Rupi Kaur

- B. Abbott (I have High Poet Society, but he has two books now I think?)

- Lang Leav

- John Donne 

Anyways, maybe I'll add more posts about books :3 

I feel like, getting to know a person's reading list, really lets you get to know the person. 

 

And of course, here's a pic I am currently working on :D

 

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I used to read all the time as a child. My parents would take me & my sister to the library every week. And then all through college & my early working life I would read during my lunchbreaks. It’s a habit I’ve gotten away from for various reasons, but would like to get back into. Most of what I read is either fantasy or scifi since that is what interests me most. I’ve always been a physical media person as opposed to ebooks or audiobooks. 

On a related note, here are a couple anime with bibliophile MC’s you might want to check out

 

 

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@Ohiotaku ohhhh Agent Paper. Nostalgia moment. I watched the OVA first of R.O.D. thanks for the recommendations though, I haven't seen the other one you posted. :D

 

Fantasy and SciFi are two of my favorite genre ^^ I'll usually gravitate to for decent escapism :)

I don't think I would ever give up reading even if I was busy :/ I wouldn't feel like me anymore.

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The R.O.D. Ova was more action oriented & it wasn’t immediately clear how it connected to the TV series, but became clear later. Love Yomiko & the Paper sisters.

Season 2 of Ascendence of a Bookworm is scheduled to start in April. Starts kinda slow, but gets very interesting. Even though it’s set in s fantasy world , it does retain the medieval realism of a society where the general populace is illiterate & the only people with access to books are the wealthy & the church.

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I liked the OVA and completely envied Yomiko's room full of books haha. 

I had watched only a bit of the series but remember not being able to get into it, this was back in like 2007(?) though so I'll have to give it another go.

Ascendance of a Bookworm looks like something I would really enjoy. And I'm glad the new season is set. Its annoying when they take forever or just up and quit. I like how it has some historical value thrown in. I'll definitely add it to my list :D

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I love books too , but right now ,im mostly interested in manga , but this is a list of my favorite books  ( yea I dont have a lot

  • The lost hero
  • longing for home
  • book thief
  • out of my mind
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@Anime loveer I loved the book thief. I haven't read the others though. I'll have to check them out. 

TBH, I haven't been reading a lot of manga...I started reading a lot of Webtoons though. 

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Crunchyroll is doing anime adaptions of some webtoons. Tower of God, Noblesse & God of Highschool are the ones they’ve announced so far.

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9 minutes ago, Nyxnine said:

@Anime loveer I loved the book thief. I haven't read the others though. I'll have to check them out. 

TBH, I haven't been reading a lot of manga...I started reading a lot of Webtoons though. 

I use to watch webtoons , i have that app , but i don't use it anymore . But its good 

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@Anime loveer I like to read a few of the comics. I like the korean themed ones tbh 

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2 minutes ago, Nyxnine said:

@Anime loveer I like to read a few of the comics. I like the korean themed one tbh 

My friend like to watch those ,..... they also like to watch and listen to K- pop 

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Reading comes with my career.  I have several bookshelves full right now - work has another three libraries for me to pull from.  I've been trying to compile a list of my materials lately but it's been slow coming.  From the looks of things, I'll be home a bit more in the coming days - so chances are I might have a chance to do that.  At least I pulled a huge amount of research materials before I left today...

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On 3/13/2020 at 9:39 PM, The History Kid said:

Reading comes with my career.  I have several bookshelves full right now - work has another three libraries for me to pull from.  

I can imagine, historian with the military? That's awesome about the research material. I'm like Belle from beauty and the beast wandering into libraries hahahah awestruck *-*

That's to bad about the forced break :/ hopefully it will end positively and you'll be able to spend more time on personal affairs vs work.

Do you like to read anything not pertaining to work? Or are they all similar in style to what you read on the job?

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3 minutes ago, Nyxnine said:

I can imagine, historian with the military? That's awesome about the research material. I'm like Belle from beauty and the beast wandering into libraries hahahah awestruck *-*

That's to bad about the forced break :/ hopefully it will end positively and you'll be able to spend more time on personal affairs vs work.

Do you like to read anything not pertaining to work? Or are they all similar in style to what you read on the job?

Yes.  We are a minority group within a minority group as far as careers go.  Our office is actually one of the larger "Historical Sections" across DoD that isn't aligned with a training branch.  

Research material is fun and all - sometimes.  Other times you realize you have a great big goose egg if you don't have the Rosetta Stone for it.  In my particular lane, most of these materials are technical reports that include things like ballistics data, mathematical equations, firing tables and analysis, and technical data.  That stuff can burn your hands - so to speak - too if you're not careful.

As for the break, it's not really a break.  We have telework policies in place.  The problem is that productivity crashes when you don't have access to your archives or other data systems.  That and I don't well in "breaks" - idling isn't my friend.

Most books that I do read double either or.  To give you an example of this, when they shipped me out to D.C. to do orientation with CMH, they also let me have my own personal pick of stuff in their publication room.  Whatever we could fit in our hands and lug back with us to the hotel room (and fly home) we got to keep for ourselves.  My haul - I was rather proud of.

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