How do you find new books to read?

plasmo

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How do you find new books to read?

I usually find something interesting in the book review section of either the Economist or New Scientist.

I'm currently looking at reading Inside the Wire: A Military Intelligence Soldier's Eyewitness Account of Life at Guantanamo by Erik Saar (Viveca Novak). Unfortunately, Amazon's reader reviews are still disappointing; very few seem to be level-headed about a topic, and those that are don't appear to have any personal experience to determine if the author is reliable or not.
 

Keldaris

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complain to an author friend of mine....she'll either give me her newest works to proofread, or suggest whatever she just finished reading.
 

kmk-soldier

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looking at book stores
ebay (cheap books for sale there)
internet, searching for some authors and look for their books, mostly for sale
ask friends ~~
...........
 

Amra

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Gosh, I get ideas for books from all over the place. Just everyday things I am exposed to.

To try and make a list would be futile.
 

Freemason

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I wait with baited anticipation of the next book by my favorite authors. Then get annoyed that I spent too much on beer and left not enough for books.
 

Ev_

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I mostly just wander through the bookstore and look around. Whatever catches my eye, I'll check out. I also read book suggested to me by others.
 

LorveN

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Talking with friends usually works fine. With a network large enough, you'll always find new books as long as your friends do the same :)
 

Damotta

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I too get new books suggested by my friends. In fact, that's pretty much my only source for new books. Sure I see some interesting books on TV or online once in a while, but since it takes me a while to get through books I get what my friends suggest. Not only are the books recommended by them good reads, but then I have someone to talk about it with after I'm done reading it.
 

Carnage-DVS

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Well, back in the old days, when I was living in Karachi, Pakistan, there wasn't much to do besides read, play video games and watch bad pirated copies of recent movies. Most people got into sci-fi/fantasy and I always had my friends recommend certain books to me and vice versa. That's how I got turned on to Dune,Sword of Truth series, Wheel of Time etc.
 

Dredd

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I'm constantly picking through the stacks at our local library and there is a used bookstore not far from me that I just love digging around in. I'm also in a book club and a friend of mine owns a bookstore.

I'm never left wanting for reading material. :thumbsup:
 

nrabbit

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in the library mostly i guess although i don't read books that someone hasn't reccomended or i don't think they are interesting.
 

AeroJonesy

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1. Ask on this forum.
2. Peruse the bookstore.
3. Get recommendations from friends
4. Be forced to read one for a class

I've actually read some decent books for class. I really liked Native Son by Richard Wright. It's about the struggle of man against society, but deals heavily with race too.
 

piff

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What my English teacher gives me to read. I don't have the time to read my own things...I have three to read this summer in English, one in French, plus sections of a German textbook and some map work for European History. Luckily, I did one book in a day, and the map work I can do with my eyes shut. But some of that other reading is heavy.
 

DurfBarian

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Freemason said:
I wait with baited anticipation of the next book by my favorite authors. Then get annoyed that I spent too much on beer and left not enough for books.
So you're saying that most of your reading material is beer labels?

I look at recommendations from people I know (blogs, a friend who's a top 500 Amazon reviewer), look at "people who bought this book also ordered . . ." info on Amazon, and wander around Tokyo looking at new and used bookstores to see what's there to be read.
 

Nword

Banned
Hmmm.... The stuff that I read is just what I find on the bookshelves in the fantasy/sci fi section of the library.

Then there are all the "good books" that I see mentioned in the news. I have no clue where my library keeps the newer stuff :uhhuh:

With the school year, I rarely make it to the library anyways. I spend most of my time reading magazines (mostly scientific/gaming), the newspaper, slashdot, and of course, the forums.

I feel rather up to date on the current world happenings.
 

Keldaris

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I forgot to mention the fact that I work in a library, and steal all the new sci-fi/fantasy books that get delivered on wednesday nights...the first chance at the new stuff is about the only benifit of working there.
 
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