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  Darth Skuldren
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Reading one of Tim Lebbon's books, Fears Unnamed.
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I just picked up America, You Sexy ***** from the library.
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The Chronological Bible.


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So an interesting, though disturbing, thought on reading. I've found that I haven't been able to read like I used to. I thought it was a waning interest in Star Wars (though that is reason in part), but I'm reading just as slowly with other genres. My sister mentioned yesterday that she'd heard that increased internet time dimished one's ability to read, simply in that you no longer possess the attention span for such a thing. This sounded silly to me, as I've been using the internet since I was 12, and this reading disability has only begun in the last year or so.

However...! Last night I noticed a bit of truth to the claim. I was trying to read Mercy Kill, which I'm really enjoying, but I noticed my mind kept wandering. I couldn't read more than a page without my gaze drifting off as my mind raced somewhere else. I couldn't get it to slow down and just focus on the story. And when I stopped to think about it, this is the problem that has been plaguing me with every book I've tried to read in the last year or so. My attention span has shortened to that of a small child, and I cannot focus on reading a story.

I assume this is related to the disturbing practice of constantly clicking on tabs while surfing the internet. I find it difficult to even watch YouTube videos without clicking around to other websites throughout the video. It's like I constantly have to click on something and keep my mind moving, because I cannot pay attention to something for more than a couple of minutes or so. This upsets me. Sad
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I find that when I get tired of books, switching to movies or video games is the perfect medicine. Then when I get tired of them, I can switch back to books.
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That is very possible, Mara. I've found the same thing. Confused
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Reading Troy Denning's The Ogre's Pact.
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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
So an interesting, though disturbing, thought on reading. I've found that I haven't been able to read like I used to. I thought it was a waning interest in Star Wars (though that is reason in part), but I'm reading just as slowly with other genres. My sister mentioned yesterday that she'd heard that increased internet time dimished one's ability to read, simply in that you no longer possess the attention span for such a thing. This sounded silly to me, as I've been using the internet since I was 12, and this reading disability has only begun in the last year or so.

However...! Last night I noticed a bit of truth to the claim. I was trying to read Mercy Kill, which I'm really enjoying, but I noticed my mind kept wandering. I couldn't read more than a page without my gaze drifting off as my mind raced somewhere else. I couldn't get it to slow down and just focus on the story. And when I stopped to think about it, this is the problem that has been plaguing me with every book I've tried to read in the last year or so. My attention span has shortened to that of a small child, and I cannot focus on reading a story.

I assume this is related to the disturbing practice of constantly clicking on tabs while surfing the internet. I find it difficult to even watch YouTube videos without clicking around to other websites throughout the video. It's like I constantly have to click on something and keep my mind moving, because I cannot pay attention to something for more than a couple of minutes or so. This upsets me. Sad


You've hit the nail right on the head, Mara.

This is quite true, and has been scientifically proven. Our surroundings, whatever they are, change our brain. This is to help us to cope better, to survive our environment. The internet is just another part of our environment, and as such it, too, changes our brain. We tend to skip a lot of things when we surf, when we peruse - searching for specific things that interest us. This, among other things, can rewire our brain so that we have shorter attention spans. However, I should point out that it's not just the internet that does this. Other things, like TV, can alter us in this way, too.

Now I've forgotten what I was going to post ...
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Now I've forgotten what I was going to post ...

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I'm starting Industrial Light and Magic: The Art of Innovation.
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Just read Batman: No Mans land, and that was great. It wasn't just a great batman story, but a great book in general.


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Finished The Ogre's Pact. If you like fantasy stories and would love to read a book filled with giants and giant-kin, I recommend this one. I've never read a book that had so many types of giants in it. There was an ogre shaman, a firbolg scout, a hill giant chieftain, fomorian slave dancers, fire giants, stone giants, front giants, etc. Giants aside, it was your typical Denning novel: fast paced, action, some humor, some drama, pretty decent. I enjoyed it.
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Ultimatedash wrote:
Just read Batman: No Mans land, and that was great. It wasn't just a great batman story, but a great book in general.


Is that the one by Greg Rucka? He's the best.
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Ultimatedash wrote:
Just read Batman: No Mans land, and that was great. It wasn't just a great batman story, but a great book in general.


Is that the one by Greg Rucka? He's the best.


The book was by Greg Rucka, the comics were grab bag. I'm curious as to which one was read to, as the comics were actually really good to and did more overall than the novel.
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After reading Industrial Light & Magic: Art of Innovation, I have a new appreciation for George Lucas and his vision. I never realized how ILM changed technology. It was interesting to see how each film moved technology forward. Of course, I loved reading the Star Wars parts. I highly recommend it.

Next up is Birds of Prey: Sensei & Student by Gail Simone.
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