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Cameron E.

Location:

Cleveland, OH

Member since:

November 3, 2012

What kind of books do you enjoy reading?

While I mostly read fantasy fiction and mythology for pleasure reading (a habit of my childhood), my library consists of a wide range of genres, covering all realms of fiction, history, psychology, physics, philosophy, theology, engineering, anything that has stricken my curiosity at some point. I tend to get interested in one particular topic and stockpile books about it, read through them, and flit to the next subject.

Are you a fan of "real" (non e-book) books, e-readers or both?

It's been said that e-readers can never replace the feeling of real, physical books, and having recently started at a charter school where all books are online, I heartily agree. I do own an e-reader and I did get real use out of it, but I found it more useful for reference books than story books. Were I to be on the go and, for one reason or another, wanted to know what Roman Emperor re-established the Roman Coliseum, I could pull out my Kindle and turn to that book (this scenario, strangely, happened); but for the purpose of sitting down and truly engaging with the author's intellect, nothing beats the paper format. Something about the e-reader makes me feel like it lacks...soul?

On average how many books do you read a year?

It's hard to calculate because I don't keep a record. I have read 6 books in the last three weeks, I will likely read another 12-15 before the year is out. There are times when I will go a month or so without finishing a book, usually when I've got a lot of work to do or the tracks in my head switch from "READ" to "WRITE." Further, I've had weeks where I've read a book a day, so... But if it's any indication, I am likely to fill an entire 5-shelf bookshelf with new books at least annually, and that doesn't include borrowed, rented, or revisited books.

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