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I finished high school 2 months ago and being able to read anything I want is the best feeling ever.

I finished high school 2 months ago and being able to read anything I want is the best feeling ever.

I don't really know how it works in other countries but in Poland they give you so much boring books to read in school that you don't really have time to read anything you like.

I forgot how fun reading could be. After I finished my high school I bought few books and I remembered how much I love reading.

I've read 9 books in 2 months and there is no way I'm stopping now :)

I don't really know why I posted this but I just wanted to share my experience with someone ;)

EDIT: Thank you soooo much for all the recommendations. I will check out every book that you've recommended and make list with all of them for future. Reading through your comments is amazing, I love you all ❤

EDIT2: There are so many comments here, it's really hard to read them all now haha

If anyone is interested, books that I've read so far:

The Big Four, Murder on the Orient Express, The Body in the Library, The Moving Finger, They Do It With Mirrors, The Labours of Hercules,

Poirot's Early Cases all by Agatha Christie

Hel 3 by Jarosław Grzędowicz (I think it's only in polish)

Inwazja by Wojtek Miłoszewski (I also think it's only in polish)

They are all amazing ;)

Your from Poland, I'm surprised they don't make you read The Witcher.

I think I even have the first Witcher. I should probably read it :P

I resisted reading for most of my school-age life. Once I was out of school, and no one was forcing me to read whatever heavily-themed nonsense they thought would be good for me as if they were vegetables, then I started reading more and more for pleasure. Now I read almost everything, including the classics that made zero impression on me as a kid. Just had to approach it on my own timeline.

George R.R. Martin thinks The Winds of Winter will be released in 2018, perhaps as well as 'Fire and Blood', fictional history book of the Targaryen kings.

George R.R. Martin thinks The Winds of Winter will be released in 2018, perhaps as well as 'Fire ...

Hasn't he thought it was going to come out every year since 2014

The other version of this headline I saw said he thinks it might be released in 2018, or it might be released in 2019. Super useful insight for readers. Truly.

HAHAHAHAHA!

No.

What he said was, " but I do think you will have a Westeros book from me in 2018 … and who knows, maybe two."

A WESTEROS BOOK.

That does not mean Winds of Winter. I'm guessing it's the "Fire and Blood" Vol 1.

Happened to my friend who recommended the series of books to me. He had pancreatic cancer and said 'read this series so you'll get the privilege of finishing what I never can.'

He passed away a month after a Dance with Dragons came out. Bloody hell, that's almost exactly 6 years ago.

Edit: Wow! Thanks for the kind words.

Since everyone's already said the what is dead may never die line. I can only think of one other line from the series regarding death.

'Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.'

Edit 2: Yes he read A Dance With Dragons and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for the gold! The response has been mindblowing!

I make posters with quotes from classic books. Tell me what you think?

I make posters with quotes from classic books. Tell me what you think?Hi all, after looking for gifts for book-lovers and not finding what I was after, I decided to take action with some of my own ideas. I wanted to make something that didn't look like everything else on Etsy, etc. Here's an imgur gallery of the posters I came up with. I'm looking for any feedback you guys have. These are the first nine, but hopefully there are more to come. If you've got suggestions for great quotes, I would also love to hear those too. Thanks for looking!

Edit: Wow this blew up. A few things:

1) Thanks for all the nice comments.

2) I should have mentioned that these are all in the public domain. Unfortunately I wouldn't be able to make posters for more recent books :( Thank you for all the quote recommendations though. I'm building up a reading list off of some of those alone.

3) Since I'm getting a lot of PMs and comments about buying, [removed by OP to avoid self-promotion].
I make posters with quotes from classic books. Tell me what you think?

Hi all, after looking for gifts for book-lovers and not finding what I was after, I decided to take action with some of my own ideas. I wanted to make something that didn't look like everything else on Etsy, etc. Here's an imgur gallery of the posters I came up with. I'm looking for any feedback you guys have. These are the first nine, but hopefully there are more to come. If you've got suggestions for great quotes, I would also love to hear those too. Thanks for looking!

Edit: Wow this blew up. A few things:

1) Thanks for all the nice comments.

2) I should have mentioned that these are all in the public domain. Unfortunately I wouldn't be able to make posters for more recent books :( Thank you for all the quote recommendations though. I'm building up a reading list off of some of those alone.

3) Since I'm getting a lot of PMs and comments about buying, [removed by OP to avoid self-promotion].

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.”

The Great Gatsby

“But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”

Brave New World

“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

Animal Farm

“Whenever they's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Whenever they's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there . . . . I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad an'-I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry an' they know supper's ready. An' when our folks eat the stuff they raise an' live in the houses they build-why, I'll be there."

The Grapes of Wrath

Yeah these are seriously amazing! Keep up the good work...

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy

The whale in Moby Dick is a sperm whale. If you matched it in your poster it might appeal to people who love that book; it has a pretty distinctive look so seeing a different type of whale there is off for me. Cool stuff, otherwise, though.

I just read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss!

I just read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss!

I don't think I've ever read anything like that before, and to think this books been sitting on my "to read" shelf for so long.

It was so rich in fantasy, but reading the book wasn't like reading TLOTR. Patrick somehow made it feel so comfortable and calm throughout the whole story, like it was reality and you could almost connect with the same problems Kvothe (or Kote) was having.

I can't wait to start the next part in the series, truly an amazing book, highly recommend!

Edit: omg! I woke up to see so much comments! This post blew up! Thanks!

Edit 2: part of me doesn't want to read the next book now , because of the wait!

Welcome to the waiting.

This book taught me to never read in progress stories ever again

I picked up WoT when book 4 was out. My life has been lived waiting

Read lies of locke lamora by Scott Lynch

The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s

The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s
The Rare-Book Thief Who Looted College Libraries in the '80s

My college library has better security than my bank. Scanners, cameras, and security, and guard dogs disguised as help-desk workers on each floor.

I feel like i's be able to tell a guard dog was not a help desk worker even if they dressed him in people clothes

This was such a bummer.

I'm a historian, and I've spent my life in libraries among old books. Back in the day (yes, I'm old) I used to find fantastic old books to use as sources just sitting there on the shelves.

-Complete runs of 19th century magazines.

-atlases from the early 1800s

-first editions of explorer's publications

It was not only cool to just stumble across these, but useful: many times, you don't really "know" what you're looking for until you see it sitting there, right next to something else (that turned out to be less useful).

But thanks to this asshole, and the assholes who imitated him, all the old books are now locked away--out of sight--in rare book collections. Yes, you can order them up...if you think to look for them.

But you can no longer just stumble across them.

What an asshole.

I don't know man, that whole dog pants thing was really confusing.

Kids get a $2 discount if they read a book aloud to their barber while getting their haircut in Michigan

Kids get a $2 discount if they read a book aloud to their barber while getting their haircut in Michigan
Kids get a $2 discount if they read a book aloud to their barber while getting their haircut in M...

Toddler: Can I read The Little Engine that Could ?

Barber: Sorry kid. We had to return that one back to the library. Today you get to read me War and Peace

Better sound it out

I'd go there as an adult to get a haircut just to avoid the awkward small talk.

"We still never talk sometimes. Best friend I ever had."

The Most Iconic Book Set in Every Country

The Most Iconic Book Set in Every Country

I would like to know the criteria by which they selected these.

the content creator's own personal criterias of course!

You mean.. they didn't think of me specifically when they made this?!

Tom Sawyer? It should be Huckleberry Finn.

Anthony Bourdain Is Releasing A Comic Book Full of Ghost Stories

Anthony Bourdain Is Releasing A Comic Book Full of Ghost Stories
Anthony Bourdain Is Releasing A Comic Book Full of Ghost Stories

"The ghost...was scary. I mean, really scary. So scary in fact, that he hadn't even noticed the piss that had started trickling down his leg. Trickling...like the rich, much-marrow-having-goodness one would attain with a Paderno duck press"

To those hating on bourdain: Coming from a service industry vet, Anthony bordain is the quintessential back of the house chef. Arrogant and crass, sure, but he's honest. There's a reason people stay in hospitality, it's not the fantastic pay, it's the inability to have to always wear the societal mask of politeness. Cooks and chefs don't want to fuck around with small talk and societal niceties, most simply want to just be themselves. So don't hate the man for having flaws; we all have them. He's just more honest about his.

Yeah but I think he owns who he is. I like his blunt take on things. Say what you want but he's entertaining to say the least.

What's with all the Bourdain hate?

Game of Thrones Made It Abundantly Clear Why Real Medieval Libraries Chained Their Books

Game of Thrones Made It Abundantly Clear Why Real Medieval Libraries Chained Their Books
Game of Thrones Made It Abundantly Clear Why Real Medieval Libraries Chained Their Books

Before the internet, the printing press, or universal literacy, Books were extremely rare and even a form of wealth. Chaining them is extremely practical

Exactly! Each book is some monk's life's work - super fragile and super valuable. Chaining books so that they could only be read there in person was just good security.

Every teller spends 15 years training for their position, of which nearly half is spent carving their pen. It only makes sense.

Cool story, but it has nothing to do with the chains on GoT. We see Sam placing several books back on the shelves, and none of them gets attached to any chains. We also see him remove books (even some from the restricted area), and none had to be unchained first.

The leading fan theory (and what I believe to be accurate) is that the chain length and metal type are a type of sorting system like the Dewey decimal system, since getting a chain link in a particular metal denotes that a maester has completed his studies in a particular field.

This article was written by someone with a great understanding of medieval libraries, and almost no knowledge of GoT.

If you find a printing error in any book you own contact the publisher's customer service department. They might send you a new copy!

If you find a printing error in any book you own contact the publisher's customer service department. They might send you a new copy!

I did not know this until I discovered that my copy of A Feast for Crows has a copy of pages 275 and 276 where the pages for 265 and 266 should be. While sitting outside smoking and reading it dawned on me that the publisher might replace books if there are issues with copies. Sent an email to Random House and got a reply in about 3 days.

Edit: The book I have does not have the content that is on pages 265 and 266. It has pages 275 and 276 printed twice. The publisher is, hopefully, sending me a new book that has all of the content that is supposed to be in the book. Hope that clears up any ambiguity.

I used to be a CSR at a medium sized publisher and I would do almost anything for a customer just out of pure boredom.

Need instructions to a game that went out of print 20 years ago? BRB let me search the building.

Looking for a copy of a book that we never published that went out of print 35 years ago? Let me take your number, I'll search eBay and call you back.

Want to ask me questions for 15 minutes so you can recommend a church for me even though we don't live in the same state? I'm game.

My aunt once lost her book covers in a fire and most of the publishers replaced them for her. That was over thirty years ago, but most publishers still understand the value of good PR.

Where can I get a job like that

I work in publishing. If you're more than two months out from the publication date (most ARCs/galleys have the date on the spine or back cover) you can try reaching out to their customer service email. Any closer and it's likely the book has been sent to the printer or is even sitting in their warehouses. However, there is a chance they can fix it in the e-book or in future printings. Sometimes it really takes an outside pair of eyes to spot something.

We appreciate thoughtful notes but can't stand those that come in with a "Ha, gotcha!" tone. And for most typos, please try to contact us directly instead of calling us out on Twitter or in an Amazon review, etc.

Try one of these subthreads