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Topic: Reading and time for it!!!

From: Christopher Cherry
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 04/04/2008

Do you ever find that you go through phases of reading alot and then nothing. I'm at that period now, it's annoying the F out of me. I just can't get into reading right now. I know the reading phase will return, as this has happened to me before.

Although I just got a new computer and playing the latest games on it might be something to do with it. But I love reading so much was thinking of un-installing the games to force me to read, but it's a phase and I shall grow tired if the games and read again.

Apart from the games bit does anyone else get this readers block?

PS It's those damn Half Life 2 games!

Re: Reading and time for it!!!

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/04/2008

Ah ha! So you're the one who's causing the crash in paperback sales!

Seriously, as you say, we all go through phases. You'll come back to turning pages. Or maybe you need to pick up one of Jeff Bezos's Kindles, if those buttons are so addictive.

P.S. We do know some of the Valve folks, and maybe you can look up Marc Laidlaw's novels, as well as playing the game he writes for.

Re: Reading and time for it!!!

From: Christopher Cherry
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 04/04/2008

So there's an author behind that compelling storyline. No wonder I'm so drawn in. Thanks for letting me know. :-)

Re: Reading and time for it!!!

From: Jerry Sager
Location: California
Date: 04/17/2008

I have recently incorparated both. I am making my novel available again through print on demand. As I literaly shoot opponents via XBOX Live I meet new people daily and plug my book. In the last month I have read Never Ending War, Gateway, and currently A Fire Upon The Deep. I love all of them. My imagination is soaring again and making its way back on computer pages. Things have changed since Pac Man and White Mountains.

Re: Reading and time for it!!!

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/22/2008

Now there's a new kind of word-of-mouth campaign!

Re: Reading and time for it!!!

From: Christopher Cherry
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 05/08/2008

Ok it appears to have returned. Maybe the books I was picking wasn't grabbing me. However, Clive Barker's, The Great and Secret Show has done so.

Phew it's nice to be reading again.

PS Looking forward to City!

Re: Reading and time for it!!!

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/08/2008

Wonder what we'll call a "page turner" when Kindle is the norm? Clive's books qualify either way. (Clive got inadvertently dropped off my list of great ghost story writers in the hardcover of DEAD LINES, but I reinstated him post haste in the paperback. What a gaffe!) Welcome back!

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