During the lockdown I had time to read two novels. One was Dune by Frank Herbert. The other was the Irishman by Charles Brandt. They were both really good. I had the time so I read. I wish that I had read more books. I wonder if anyone else read during the lockdown?


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Old skool style!

Jun 4, 2020 at 7:05am

I've heard about those things, and I seem to recall being forced to read a few back in high school. Now I solely use the internet to fill my mind with visuals and instill it with the correct opinions of the day.

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The Irishman

Jun 4, 2020 at 7:54am

Haven't at all during the quarantine for some reason, can't focus. But I have an old, original copy of the Irishman left behind by the ancestors. Maybe I should actually read it .

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Nooooo I did not

Jun 4, 2020 at 8:43am

I had to work. With asshole flatmates being loud inside.

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Just the fact

Jun 4, 2020 at 9:25am

that you are posting this says a lot about the world today and how reading an actual book is an accomplishment.
I've been reading my entire life, more so now than ever.
This isn't a criticism, just an expression of wonder that today's Youtube, social media obsessed society has forgotten what a complete joy it is to bury yourseld in an awesome novel.

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Holden Caulfield

Jun 4, 2020 at 9:54am

I played video games.

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The author I've received the most help from these days is:

Jun 4, 2020 at 11:07am

Paulo Coelho. He's written about a dozen books and they are all good but the two greatest for me (and about 40 million other readers) are: 'The Alchemist' and 'By the River Piedro I Sat Down and Wept.' ................. enjoy

No sorry

Jun 4, 2020 at 11:18am

I have plenty of unread books that I’ve been waiting to read, and with all this free time I have I should but I can’t. I can’t focus. So worried about finances, work, health... that when I sit to try and read I can’t get past a page before my mind wanders and worry takes over.

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Well um...

Jun 4, 2020 at 11:57am

I just read your posted boast. Does that count?

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Jun 4, 2020 at 11:58am

I read The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.
The prose is beautifully written.

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@No sorry

Jun 4, 2020 at 1:16pm

I’m the same way right now. There is too much collective angst in the Universe , and it really can discombobulate me.
Meditation ‍♀️ is essential

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