Why's there not a book/reading forum??

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was just looking for the forum for books etc and couldnt find one, am i being blind or is there not one???
or am i the only sad case who still reads???

anyway ill ask my q here :p

i been reading fantasy books for time now and am getting bored of them, any1 got any good genres or individual books they can reccommend??
 
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Thats a bit of a vague question! You want people to recommend you a whole genre? Sci-fi? Detective?

You're not the only one that reads, I do too :) Mostly trashy sci-fi though :o
 
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grez said:
Probably because this is primararily a computer related forum.

Google "book forums", there are plenty out there.

But there's a car forum, a console games forum, debate forum, photography forum and so on... I don't think literature should be any different.

I think the creation of a books/reading forum is an excellent idea. It would be very interesting to participate in discussions and hear recommendations from fellow users in what is a very familiar environment. You never know, it may inspire a few people to start reading, as after all, literature is still a very important part of our culture!
 
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Is OcUK about overclocking books no its about computers, day-to-things and of course the place to talk about all things ethnical.

If it goes ahead I want to be Don and have a avatar with a tweed jacket and a pipe.
 
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Wang Computer said:
But there's a car forum, a console games forum, debate forum, photography forum and so on...
True, but it's not possible to have forums on every subject, it would just be too big, although i don't see why one can't be set up if there's enough interest.
 
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alangelluk said:
i been reading fantasy books for time now and am getting bored of them, any1 got any good genres or individual books they can reccommend??

Eddings - Belgariad & Malloreon Series
Hobb - Assasin, Liveship Traders, Tawny Man Series
Feist - Magician, Serpentwar, Riftwar, Demonwar etc etc series.
Canavan - Age of the 5 & Black Magic Series.

That'll tide you over for a good couple of years ;)
 
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chimaera said:
Eddings - Belgariad & Malloreon Series
Canavan - Age of the 5 & Black Magic Series.

That'll tide you over for a good couple of years ;)

done the canavan series already, and just bought the eddings one :) was just looking for somthing diff from the fantasy ones heh

Is OcUK about overclocking books no its about computers, day-to-things and of course the place to talk about all things ethnical.

Probably because this is primararily a computer related forum.

really well thought out replies there guys, good job. what about all the other forums which don't have anything to do with computers?? u overclock your car or camera do u?? or maybe play football with a laptop in your hands :rolleyes: most interests are covered here on OcUk, its not like reading is unpopular, u dont really have any argument there at all tbh and please remember, it was only a suggestion.
 
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quit being so naive.

This is a computer geek hangout, and as such, computer geeks stereotypicaly enjoy:

Computers
Cars
Electronica Music
Flailing their egos
Games
Operating Systems
Mobile Phones

and a plethora of other equally geeky activities

one of which, isn't books.

If there was a demand for a book forum, there would be one. Unfortunately there isn't so you're best looking elsewhere
 
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Phalanx said:
quit being so naive.

This is a computer geek hangout, and as such, computer geeks stereotypicaly enjoy:

Computers
Cars
Electronica Music
Flailing their egos
Games
Operating Systems
Mobile Phones

and a plethora of other equally geeky activities

one of which, isn't books.

If there was a demand for a book forum, there would be one. Unfortunately there isn't so you're best looking elsewhere
Books aren't geeky while cars and sports are? That's news to me. I'm very much a book geek, and there would be use of a book forum, as evidenced by the 2 page thread recently all about books.
 
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There is a book thread in GD once every couple of months...Hardly a massive demand is it?

*n (early-mid 20thC alternative fiction fan)
 
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If you're into fantasy, another vote for Edding's Belgariad and Mallorean (make sure you read the Belgariad Quintet first, as it introduces most of the background and characters), his later stories are good too, but not as good as these 2 earlier sets. Redemption of Althalus is good fun as a standalone novel tho :)
 
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alangelluk said:
was just looking for the forum for books etc and couldnt find one, am i being blind or is there not one???
or am i the only sad case who still reads???

With no disrespect to anyone who could possibly trace me and cause me harm.
After reading many of the posts on these forums I'd be surprised if there are that many people here aware of what a book is, let alone read the things.
 
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