Kemba Has Read ONE Book In His Entire Life

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    I find it impossible to believe that people cannot find books that interest them. You have hobbies, right? You like certain sports, right? There are books on EVERYTHING.

    If nothing else you should read to improve your vocab and writing skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    I'm 35 and can only name 2 books I am positive I read cover to cover. I hate it and would rather have my butt kicked then read a book. I can barely get through an article if it's more then 5 or 6 paragraphs long. And I am not including childerns books. I rea at least one of those every night to my kids.
    Heck I barely get through some of the long winded posts on here.

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    I definitely think reading is good for improving vocabulary and knowledge on certain subjects etc. but it's about as time consuming of a hobby as you can get. With work and school my free time is usually spent hanging out gaming, playing basketball, or just watching TV. Reading is not something I enjoy doing in my limited free time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Magic View Post
    I definitely think reading is good for improving vocabulary and knowledge on certain subjects etc. but it's about as time consuming of a hobby as you can get. With work and school my free time is usually spent hanging out gaming, playing basketball, or just watching TV. Reading is not something I enjoy doing in my limited free time.
    That is pretty much how I feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    That is pretty much how I feel.
    Not to mention the time spent on BGPs, browsing the internet, listening to music, etc. All of which are higher on my list than reading.

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    In high school, I didnt read one book. Now, for some odd reason I'm ALWAYS reading a book. Dont know what clicked but something did. I can see how a person can get through high school without reading tbh. I did it.

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    Gotta admit, I can't think of anyone I know who hasn't read an entire book.

    I probably average a couple per week. I guess I've read somewhere on the order of 3,000 books since I've been married.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Magic View Post
    That's why there's Ratemyprofessor.com
    To bad there were no .coms anywhere on the planet in 1978. Paul Allen had just gotten BASIC to work on an Altair 8800.

    I wonder what the UK computer center looks like now, without the keypunch machines, the telex terminals, the card feeder, and the high speed dot matrix printer. Do they still have the IBM 370 and all those PDP-11s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    To bad there were no .coms anywhere on the planet in 1978. Paul Allen had just gotten BASIC to work on an Altair 8800.

    I wonder what the UK computer center looks like now, without the keypunch machines, the telex terminals, the card feeder, and the high speed dot matrix printer. Do they still have the IBM 370 and all those PDP-11s?
    The bolded section is where you lost me. All of that flies right over my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblueinsanity View Post
    I didn't read many of my text books either.
    So I heard.

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    I'm not surprised at all. It is possible one can go through college without reading a book, which is unfortunate. I would be extremely surprised if the average adult has read more than ten books in their life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsCatsCats View Post
    It depends on what kind of student he is. My first two years of college I never read and got pretty good grades. The last 3 years I got really serious and had close to a 4.0. I could have gone through college without reading an entire book easily, and I'm not shocked Walker could either with or without extra help from basketball friendly teachers.

    This could also describe me. I just never really enjoyed reading...

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    My grandfather was the first in the family to attend college (he didn't graduate but he did attend for a year or two). He went to St. John's College in Annapolis. Since 1937, the curriculum has been based on the "Great Books Program".


    There are only a few true "Great Books Programs" still in operation. These schools focus almost exclusively on the Great Books Curriculum throughout enrollment and do not offer classes analogous to those commonly offered at other colleges. The first and best known of these schools is St. John's College in Annapolis and Santa Fe (program established in 1937); it was followed by Shimer College in Chicago, and Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California. More recent schools with this type of curriculum include Harrison Middleton University in Tempe, Arizona (est. 1998), Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming (est. 2005), and Imago Dei College in Oak Glen, California (est. 2010).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Books

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Heck I barely get through some of the long winded posts on here.
    I'm not sure if I've ever finished one of leathernecks post in any thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    I read a lot. Mostly Grisham and Baldacci but I love reading.
    I am starting to read more now that I am not in school...and I am a big fan of both of these authors.

    Honestly, this doesn't surprise me at all. I never read a book cover to cover for classes in high school or college. I read what I needed too to write the paper and watched the movie if there was a test.

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