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EvenBob
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August 9th, 2019 at 10:09:52 AM permalink
Quote: Ace2



May I ask why you reread books, especially ones like Kitchen Confidential? I was unable to read it once



Huge fan of Tony Bourdain. And at one
time I wanted to be a chef, went to
culinary school for a year in San Francisco.
Too much work, cooking for other people.
Just got another of Bourdain's books
yesterday.
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EvenBob
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Mosca
August 9th, 2019 at 10:14:22 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

"Hawaii" by James Michener
what a masterpiece



Read this 50 years ago and it still
sticks with me. What a horrible
thing the Catholic church did
to indigenous people all over
the world. They trashed their
cultures and their history all
in the name of some stupid
non existent god. They literally
burned the written history
of the Mayan's because they
couldn't read it and that means
the devil wrote it. Good grief.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
EvenBob
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August 9th, 2019 at 10:27:09 AM permalink
Quote: ams288

Doesn't he sell the movie rights to a lot of his books for $1?



Yup, to students. He'll sell the rights of
short stories as long as the movie is
never offered to the public or anything
outside of film festivals. You got a
problem with that? He does it for the
publicity, and most of it was done in
the 80's.

"Author King retains all rights and merely grants the permission to the filmmaker to make a non-commercial adaptation. His rather unorthodox arrangement is the reason the films cannot be commercially released nor can the filmmakers garner any profit from the works."
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Rigondeaux
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August 9th, 2019 at 10:33:47 AM permalink
I find that I have a much more intimate relationship to the text when reading it in a book, manually underlining, dog earing pages. Certainly, there are massive aesthetic advantages to print.

Staring at screens is mildly agitating while reading and handling a book is relaxing. You're in the real world, connected. Like doing something vs playing a video game.

But, I wondered about this and I found an article about some studies on the matter.

Students overwhelming preferred to read digitally.


Reading was significantly faster online than in print.

Students judged their comprehension as better online than in print.

Paradoxically, overall comprehension was better for print versus digital reading.

The medium didn't matter for general questions (like understanding the main idea of the text).


This is consistent with my experience. If I am just looking something up, or reading an article, screens are fine. For something requiring deep engagement, paper is better.

https://www.businessinsider.com/students-learning-education-print-textbooks-screens-study-2017-10
EvenBob
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August 9th, 2019 at 10:44:41 AM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

overall comprehension was better for print versus digital reading.



And there you have it. The reason
students prefer screens is, they're
forced to pay less attention and
comprehend less. It's just a form
of mental masturbation, you
aren't really accomplishing anything.

I've tried ebooks many times and
they just don't hold my attention.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
terapined
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August 9th, 2019 at 10:47:28 AM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

. For something requiring deep engagement, paper is better.


I disagree
At work, I'm on the computer all day looking at a screen that requires deep engagement.
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
aceofspades
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August 9th, 2019 at 10:51:53 AM permalink
Have any of you tried a speed reading app such as there: https://bookriot.com/2018/10/19/best-speed-reading-apps/
Ace2
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August 9th, 2019 at 11:00:03 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Huge fan of Tony Bourdain. And at one
time I wanted to be a chef, went to
culinary school for a year in San Francisco.
Too much work, cooking for other people.
Just got another of Bourdain's books
yesterday.

Im also a fan of his and had high expectations for that book. If you went to culinary school then the books details would be more interesting to you.
EvenBob
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August 9th, 2019 at 11:11:39 AM permalink
Quote: Ace2

Im also a fan of his and had high expectations for that book. If you went to culinary school then the books details would be more interesting to you.



It was on the NYT bestseller list, it's
a great book for anybody to read.
He's very open and honest about
who he was.
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EvenBob
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August 9th, 2019 at 11:13:17 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

I disagree
At work, I'm on the computer all day looking at a screen that requires deep engagement.



'Deep engagement' has a different
meaning than you think it does.
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