#1 Posted by Aronman789 (2674 posts) -

Alright Duders, I know some of you like books, so I have come to ask you for book-related advice.

I'm one of those people that needs to have one handy at all times for when I'm bored or just feel like reading, so I've entered a bit of a conundrum after finishing my latest book today. I really enjoy the series and want to continue, so I placed an order on amazon and they should be here in a couple days, but the wait is killing me. It feels weird not to have one handy at all times, and I have other ones I could start on, but I'm worried my interest in the series will die down if I start on another.

Should I suffer through the book-less hell that is waiting, or should I start on one of the others and risk losing interest in the series I'm currently enjoying?

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (34607 posts) -

Play a video game.

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#3 Posted by Aronman789 (2674 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: I can't carry the desktop PC into the bathroom with me.

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (34607 posts) -

@Aronman789 said:

@Video_Game_King: I can't carry the desktop PC into the bathroom with me.

You just aren't very creative.

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#5 Posted by DuderBattalion (269 posts) -

Buy a short stories collection.

#6 Posted by Aegon (5117 posts) -

Ugh, reading or any other activity that isn't washing/cleaning/grooming yourself or excreting something is a do-not-do in the bathroom for me. No way. Nu-uh. Nope. 

#7 Posted by believer258 (11043 posts) -

@Aronman789 said:

@Video_Game_King: I can't carry the desktop PC into the bathroom with me.

Don't you have a Game Boy?

#8 Posted by selbie (1779 posts) -

Is waiting a few days really such a tragedy?

#9 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Read some non-fiction.

#10 Posted by BoG (5178 posts) -

@DuderBattalion said:

Buy a short stories collection.

Do this. Franz Kafka.

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#11 Posted by RPGee (759 posts) -

Get a decent magazine. Doesn't need to be high-concept or anything, if it's only a few days' wait.

#12 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

Do you have a printer? I assume your a girl, because your reading, also because your avatar is a girl, and i assume every one looks just like their avatar. Im sure there are story collectives on the internet.

#13 Posted by YoThatLimp (1820 posts) -

Get a kindle.

#14 Posted by 49th (2543 posts) -

I command you to wait! Imagine how good it will feel to be able to read that crisp book after waiting.

#15 Posted by RPGee (759 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

I assume your a girl, because your reading, also because your avatar is a girl, and i assume every one looks just like their avatar.

Good to know we have the influence of Kermit the Frog backing us up.

#16 Posted by Captain_Insano (1514 posts) -

A short story collection or a collection of excerpts can be good as a filler. I dislike breaking up reading a series of books and have to finish books once I start reading them, I can't swap from book to book. I have a small book at the moment called 'Reflections on Paris' which is made up of a whole bunch of extracts from authors such as Hemingway, Dickens, Zola etc which was good as a filler between proper novels. Also has encouraged me to get more of their specific books (while I love Hemingway I have never read A Moveable Feast which is something I will now rectify).

#17 Posted by Doctorchimp (4063 posts) -

Most important question hasn't been asked yet...

What book is this?

#18 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

Crossed by Garth Ennis

This shit will make you crazy.

#19 Posted by Ketchupp (671 posts) -

I'm on board with waiting or the short stories. Maybe some PKD ones you can get on amazon kindle and read them on the PC or your phone if it supports it and you don't have a kindle. But you probably already do since you read.

#20 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aronman789 said:

@Video_Game_King: I can't carry the desktop PC into the bathroom with me.

You just aren't very creative.

I gotta go with VGK. I have seen people carry entire computers in order to play them at conventions. Besides, if Hugh Glass can survive a grizzly bear attack and live while crawling 200 miles to safety you can get a desktop PC in a bathroom!

#21 Posted by Funman (51 posts) -

Read fanfiction

#22 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

@Funman said:

Read fanfiction

Better yet. WATCH Fanfiction!

#23 Posted by Video_Game_King (34607 posts) -

@Jay444111:

What the hell does the star of Love Actually have to do with this?

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#24 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Jay444111:

What the hell does the star of Love Actually have to do with this?

Huh?

I just mean that you can do anything if you are determined/not giving a single fuck. If a man can live through a grizzly bear attack and crawl his way to safety 200 miles away. Then a person could EASILY put a computer in their bathroom.

#25 Edited by pyromagnestir (3957 posts) -

@Doctorchimp said:

Most important question hasn't been asked yet...

What book is this?

Yeah OP, why you being so cagey? Hmmmm? HMMMMMMM!?!

I suspect you're up to something. I will not be an accomplice to your sordid endeavors.

Although I will say that if you are really so worried about it you could always skim the one you just finished in situations where you would be inclined to do so. Go over your favorite bits a second time, give some other scenes a second look and see if some potentially interesting detail that could be more important than you initially thought and which maybe you didn't notice the first time stands out. Authors are tricky bastards and like to do that kinda shit.

Or find some short stories somewhere on the internets to hold you over for the time being. Here's one or two or three to get you started. I don't know what you like, but I've read the first two and liked them quite a bit (although the subject matter is a bit disturbing which may not be your thing). Don't read the second one while waiting for a late bombcast to come up though, as I can tell you from personal experience that if the bombcast is still not up when you've finished you will feel like garbage twice over.

Edit: Oh no! I've been made a party to your sordid endeavors. Well if ever called to testify I'll deny all knowledge of any of this and if that don't work I'll say it was all you guys's idea.

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#26 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6937 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Do you have a printer? I assume your a girl, because your reading, also because your avatar is a girl, and i assume every one looks just like their avatar. Im sure there are story collectives on the internet.

This is the saddest thing I've ever read. Also, you're*. Reading could do you some good, clearly.

#27 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Dagbiker said:

Do you have a printer? I assume your a girl, because your reading, also because your avatar is a girl, and i assume every one looks just like their avatar. Im sure there are story collectives on the internet.

This is the saddest thing I've ever read. Also, you're*. Reading could do you some good, clearly.

Yes, clearly, because no one ever makes mistakes.

#28 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

1. Download Spinoza´s Ethics,

2. forget there are other books.

Worked for me.

#29 Posted by SexyToad (2739 posts) -

Hmmm how to solve this problem.... Shrooms! Get it? Because I'm a SexyToad. But in all actuality you should just wait. Get a doll or something you can bite on while you wait! Then when you finally get it. You'll feel just awesome when you finally get to read. Also what book?

#30 Posted by Aronman789 (2674 posts) -

@pyromagnestir said:

@Doctorchimp said:

Most important question hasn't been asked yet...

What book is this?

Yeah OP, why you being so cagey? Hmmmm? HMMMMMMM!?!

The series is The Black Company by Glen Cook

Edit: Oh no! I've been made a party to your sordid endeavors. Well if ever called to testify I'll deny all knowledge of any of this and if that don't work I'll say it was all you guys's idea.

I could always take a screenshot of your response.

#31 Posted by believer258 (11043 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Dagbiker said:

Do you have a printer? I assume your a girl, because your reading, also because your avatar is a girl, and i assume every one looks just like their avatar. Im sure there are story collectives on the internet.

This is the saddest thing I've ever read. Also, you're*. Reading could do you some good, clearly.

I was wondering when someone was going to point that out. When the hell did it ever become wrong or something for a male to read? Ever heard of Stephen-fucking-King?

#32 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2128 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Dagbiker said:

Do you have a printer? I assume your a girl, because your reading, also because your avatar is a girl, and i assume every one looks just like their avatar. Im sure there are story collectives on the internet.

This is the saddest thing I've ever read. Also, you're*. Reading could do you some good, clearly.

I was wondering when someone was going to point that out. When the hell did it ever become wrong or something for a male to read? Ever heard of Stephen-fucking-King?

I never heard of no King named Stephen. The fuck is that guy?

#33 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

@Dagbiker said:

Do you have a printer? I assume your a girl, because your reading, also because your avatar is a girl, and i assume every one looks just like their avatar. Im sure there are story collectives on the internet.

This is the saddest thing I've ever read. Also, you're*. Reading could do you some good, clearly.

I was wondering when someone was going to point that out. When the hell did it ever become wrong or something for a male to read? Ever heard of Stephen-fucking-King?

I wrote a whole paragraph about downloading porn novella, deleted it, but forgot to delete the intro to the paragraph.

#34 Posted by DJKommunist (170 posts) -

You should read jPod. That book is fucking amazing and if you're in any way interested in gaming (Which I'm going to assume you are, since you are here, on giant bomb forums), it makes it even better.

#35 Posted by ObsideonDarman (634 posts) -

Books are awesome.

#36 Posted by DeF (4692 posts) -

@Aronman789 said:

@Video_Game_King: I can't carry the desktop PC into the bathroom with me.

wow you REALLY weren't kidding when you said "at all times" lol

do housework, exercise, draw something. just wait those 1-3 days till your book arrives if you're that afraid of losing interest in the series.

#37 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Get a kindle. No more waiting around for books.

#38 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Aronman789 said:

@Video_Game_King: I can't carry the desktop PC into the bathroom with me.

You just aren't very creative.

We can't all moonglide our computers to the bathroom!

#39 Posted by Video_Game_King (34607 posts) -

@Napalm said:

moonglide

What that?

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#40 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Napalm said:

moonglide

What that?

You tell me, Moon man!

#41 Posted by Video_Game_King (34607 posts) -

@Napalm:

Something you made up? You don't have much of a clue how Lunar life functions.

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#42 Posted by stryker1121 (1237 posts) -

Short story collection like Skeleton Crew (Stephen King) would tide you over nicely. The Mist, Gramma and Survivor Type are the best stories in the collection. Go to it!

#43 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

@Jay444111 said:

Better yet. WATCH Fanfiction!

You have redeemed yourself, Jay. Well done.