THE BOOK REPORT: How many books do you own?

Lafayette

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I started using disposable fountain pens in university. It slowed my writing down so I could read my notes. :rolleyes: After I finished I bought myself a Waterman that I still used daily and a couple of Lamy's.

It's true what you say, a letter written by hand gets far more attention these days than a printout or an email. I also get complements about writing with a fountain pen. It seems to impress a lot of people.
I'm glad there are people that still take pride in penmanship. I don't know if any of you know it, but there are schools in the states that are dropping cursive writing. They seem to think it's not needed anymore due to computers. I love computers, however I believe this a big mistake and that the younger generation is getting short-change in getting a well rounded education.
 

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I'm glad there are people that still take pride in penmanship. I don't know if any of you know it, but there are schools in the states that are dropping cursive writing. They seem to think it's not needed anymore due to computers. I love computers, however I believe this a big mistake and that the younger generation is getting short-change in getting a well rounded education.
I can't imaging children not learning cursive. It's like schools are going out of their way to make future generations less literate.

Once again The Simpsons are prophets I guess.
 

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The Parkers are good. I'm using the Picasso at the moment. I don't keep it in the box, though I have kept the box. I've not yet tried the Ferrari.
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Ah, so this is a Lamy? It's a good pen you say? I do agree. I've had it for years. It's tough and functional, no frills. You can stick it in your jacket with a notebook and go up the mountain with it. It's a cartridge pen.

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Oooh. Pen porn. I love it. That Picasso is gorgeous.

Here are the two I keep in my pocket at all times. The Lamy 2000 (blue ink) and my 24-year-old Waterman (black ink). I also have a Lamy Safari I use red ink in.
 

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Oooh. Pen porn. I love it. That Picasso is gorgeous.

Here are the two I keep in my pocket at all times. The Lamy 2000 (blue ink) and my 24-year-old Waterman (black ink). I also have a Lamy Safari I use red ink in.
Red ink? Get outta here? :)
 

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I use ball-point pens, Bic if possible. I seem to lose at least one per day, so have to pinch them off my colleagues. We used to have an unlimited supply via reps who came to my workplace. The reps still come but the pens were banned several years ago, and the supply is finally drying up.
 

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The red ink is great for adding notes, adjustments, and other odd thoughts.
Oh, now I understand. Nice. Green ink is good too? Writing in green ink is cool?


I use ball-point pens, Bic if possible. I seem to lose at least one per day, so have to pinch them off my colleagues. We used to have an unlimited supply via reps who came to my workplace. The reps still come but the pens were banned several years ago, and the supply is finally drying up.
Too right. The plastic ends up in the ocean. Save the Whales, get a Lamy, lol ...
 
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The Bob Dylan bio [by Sounes] is good.
Yeah, I noticed that. But there's the feeling that one could buy a Bob-biog and then it would be (legitimately!) updated and the earlier would be incomplete.

I can recommend, to those interested in the period, Heylin's Trouble No More, about the "Gospel period." The only full-length Dylan biog I've read was one published in the late 1970s, when I began to delve into his work. Rogovoy's prophet, mystic, poet book was interesting but I wouldn't call it a full-length biog.
 
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Before my dystrophy started acting up I had very good handwriting. However I didn't use pens for just writing, but also for drawing. For me finding a decent black ink pen was a challenge because I wanted to go over my art with color markers or watercolor and most pens were not waterproof or smear proof.

Now days my favorite writing pen is the Pentel EnerGel Deluxe RTX Liquid Gel.
 

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I stopped reading for quite a long time thanks to stupid, time wasting games on my iPad such as candy crush. With the exception of Star Wars books (I’m a collector, you see), I’m pleased to say that I started reading last year and that my collection of hardback novels is starting to grow again as I buy the books that I really enjoy on Kindle. Mostly Neal Asher, but with some Alastair Reynolds too.

My only problem is finding time. So far, I’m restricted to my commute to work.
 

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Really? I find it hard to turn the page, indicate, and notice traffic conditions all at the same time.
I find my daily two hour bus commute a good time to read stuff like my brother's 350page art PhD thesis. I'm a captive audience. I mean, it's informative and we'll written, but with the best will in the world, and even though he's my brother, I just wouldn't find the time otherwise.
 

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I wouldn't survive the commute without a book, mind you I have on occasion missed my stop, laughed or commented aloud, I'm sure other passengers must think I'm a crackpot.
I rather see you buried in a book than on a cellphone (which I find almost rude). I like talking to others on the bus. I find it more interesting and it helps pass the time especially if it is a long ride. Reading gives a good excuse for conversation.

More power to you.
 

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I rather see you buried in a book than on a cellphone (which I find almost rude). I like talking to others on the bus. I find it more interesting and it helps pass the time especially if it is a long ride. Reading gives a good excuse for conversation.

More power to you.
Do NOT sit down next to me on the bus and start nattering about the weather, excecting me to respond. Do not do it!! Please! It's my valuable time between home/work.

As I live in a sort-of rural area I will in fact answer a maximum two questions, then go back to my reading -- or my phone. You'll be lucky to get a grunt out of me after that. I give you fair warning. Sorry, please don't think I'm being rude :)

EDIT: Man, don't try that on the London Underground, lol ...
 
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RJM Corbet

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Do NOT sit down next to me on the bus and start nattering about the weather, excecting me to respond. Do not do it!! Please! It's my valuable time between home/work.

As I live in a sort-of rural area I will in fact answer a maximum two questions, then go back to my reading -- or my phone. You'll be lucky to get a grunt out of me after that. I give you fair warning. Sorry, please don't think I'm being rude :)

EDIT: Man, don't try that on the London Underground, lol ...

@Lafayette

Oh, that funds so rude! Tongue-in-cheek :whistle::giggle:
 

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