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Title: Good (bad) book advice
Post by: Asherdan on May 10, 2018, 03:52:47 pm
From here (https://lifehacker.com/quit-more-books-1822969347?utm_source=recirculation&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=wednesdayPM) comes some advice I can use.

I've been working my way through Eric Flint's 1632 Ring of Fire shared world books and, really, some of them (I'm looking at you, Ram Rebellion) blow chunks. Following the linked articles advice was surprisingly hard, but once implemented made me happier.
Title: Re: Good (bad) book advice
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on May 10, 2018, 06:05:58 pm
"Revolutionary Road." Read a few chapters, then I went "I hate these people and I do not care what happens to them."
Title: Re: Good (bad) book advice
Post by: wombat on May 10, 2018, 07:50:03 pm
Didn't have to read it, the title was enough. Stop reading books you don't enjoy! Life is too short. I came to feel this particularly strongly after I started writing books myself. The writer starts with an empty page and they can put whatever words they want in whatever order. It's their responsibility to write words that make you want to keep reading. If they don't, fuck 'em, you don't owe them anything. Go read someone who did better.
Title: Re: Good (bad) book advice
Post by: pmcd9 on May 13, 2018, 02:29:31 am
Didn't have to read it, the title was enough. Stop reading books you don't enjoy! Life is too short. I came to feel this particularly strongly after I started writing books myself. The writer starts with an empty page and they can put whatever words they want in whatever order. It's their responsibility to write words that make you want to keep reading. If they don't, fuck 'em, you don't owe them anything. Go read someone who did better.

It's not like there's a shortage of incredible literature stretching back over 1000 years.
Title: Re: Good (bad) book advice
Post by: pmcd9 on May 13, 2018, 02:30:29 am
My sisters new novel came out yesterday.
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Post by: KeithHernandez on May 13, 2018, 02:48:37 am
So.....did you read it??!
Title: Re: Good (bad) book advice
Post by: wombat on May 13, 2018, 04:41:31 pm
I saw that you posted about it on Facebook. Such a good brother.