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    Default Re: Stuff I just don't understand, post here yours.

    I may well be more annoyed at it than I really should be. My dad had a small elitist attitude that favored the highly educated, and I won't deny that it rubbed off on me somewhat.

    Also, to be fair, a job where you get to read all day would be nice. Lemme know if you ever find one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    I may well be more annoyed at it than I really should be. My dad had a small elitist attitude that favored the highly educated, and I won't deny that it rubbed off on me somewhat.

    Also, to be fair, a job where you get to read all day would be nice. Lemme know if you ever find one.
    Full time book critic and editor?

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    Full time book critic and editor?
    I could be a book critic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mith View Post
    Full time book critic and editor?
    The only problem there is that, by definition, you're going to be spending a lot of your time reading *bad* books. You couldn't pick up Eragon and drop it after 30 pages because your eyes were bleeding, you'd have to go through the whole thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    I may well be more annoyed at it than I really should be. My dad had a small elitist attitude that favored the highly educated, and I won't deny that it rubbed off on me somewhat.

    Also, to be fair, a job where you get to read all day would be nice. Lemme know if you ever find one.
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    I think there is a fair number of jobs out there where you not only get to but have to read all day everyday. Or at least, most of the time (there will always be some part of your job revolving around reacting to the things you read, a critic for example would also have to write reviews and can't just read).

    Maybe Audiobook narrator? You get to read [outloud] the whole day. I think that's the closest you can get to just reading and not reacting.

    However, it is still easy to think of jobs where your main activity is to read things all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mith View Post
    Full time book critic and editor?
    Those are both heavy on writing as well as reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by factotum View Post
    The only problem there is that, by definition, you're going to be spending a lot of your time reading *bad* books. You couldn't pick up Eragon and drop it after 30 pages because your eyes were bleeding, you'd have to go through the whole thing!
    Sure you could. Considering that the function of a literary critic is to inform people about books so they'd get an idea of whether or not they'd enjoy them, if you were to write, "After reading 30 pages my eyes started to bleed. It's probably cursed or something. I cannot recommend this book to anyone," your readers will have learned what they need to know to make an informed decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fury View Post
    Sure you could. Considering that the function of a literary critic is to inform people about books so they'd get an idea of whether or not they'd enjoy them, if you were to write, "After reading 30 pages my eyes started to bleed. It's probably cursed or something. I cannot recommend this book to anyone," your readers will have learned what they need to know to make an informed decision.
    Jorge Luis Borges on Ulysses: "I confess that I have not cleared a path through all 700 pages, I confess to having examined only bits and pieces, and yet I know what it is, with that bold and legitimate certainty with which we assert our knowledge of a city, without ever having been rewarded with the intimacy of all the many streets it includes."

    To be fair, though, it is James Joyce.
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