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[Feb. 22nd, 2012|07:31 pm]
kyle cassidy
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I just had one of those You've been living in the future too long moments where I thought to myself "I need to clean the bedroom, but I want to keep reading this Gene Wolfe novel, I wonder if there's some text-to-speech hack I can install" and realized the book was made out of paper and the text-to-speech hack was to get someone to come over and read it to me while I clean.

Who's it going to be?




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[User Picture]From: ceciskittle
2012-02-23 12:44 am (UTC)
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
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[User Picture]From: silveringridd
2012-02-23 12:47 am (UTC)
Are you paying the person reading you the book? Cuz for the right price, I'll call you, you can put me in speaker phone, and I'll read all damn night!!!
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[User Picture]From: lawbabeak
2012-02-23 01:02 am (UTC)
oooh. Smart idea!
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[User Picture]From: kuroshii
2012-02-23 05:08 am (UTC)
i heartily approve of this idea.
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[User Picture]From: lawbabeak
2012-02-23 01:01 am (UTC)
I think you'd be done cleaning by the time I got there.
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[User Picture]From: barbara_hambly
2012-02-23 01:21 am (UTC)
I recall MANY years ago being asked to read to a friend while she cleaned up her apartment. It's difficult to read the Sonny-Lucy seduction scene in the wedding sequence of The Godfather with a straight face.
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[User Picture]From: gotham_bound
2012-02-23 02:01 am (UTC)
I can't come over today (rather a distance problem) but I've got a microphone and Audacity on my computer and a library down the street...
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-02-23 04:55 am (UTC)
they do, but i didn't want to drop $32 to hear a chapter. I read Erin Morgenstern's book on the iPad but also had the audio book and it was really nice to be able to switch back and forth. i hope in the future there's some sort of bundling option. buy the paper book, get the ebook and the audio book as well....
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[User Picture]From: fyr3lyt3
2012-02-23 04:01 am (UTC)
I have these moments when I feel like I should be able to database search my house for something I can't find.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-02-23 04:56 am (UTC)
totally. ctrl-f "keys"
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From: mtn_hermit
2012-02-23 01:45 pm (UTC)
That's the one that always gets me when reading a book. I'll think "Hey, what did it say about X a few chapters ago?" and my little finger and index finger will twitch once before I remember "Oh, right. Paper."
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[User Picture]From: fyr3lyt3
2012-02-23 09:05 pm (UTC)
I do that too! I'll think "somewhere in this book someone said something very clever I want to re-read, ctrl-f...oh yes...the robots haven't cataloged all the things in my house yet."
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[User Picture]From: zebrallama
2012-02-23 01:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's wonderful. Do you mind if I quote this on my quotations page (http://xeny.net/quotations)?

Reminds me of the time I absent-mindedly looked in the top drawer of my desk and was genuinely surprised when there were no icons there.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-02-23 01:29 pm (UTC)
Quote away!!!
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[User Picture]From: zebrallama
2012-02-23 01:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: sheilagh
2012-02-23 04:03 pm (UTC)
mmm! I love reading aloud and being read to. So intimate...
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[User Picture]From: devotdsatellite
2012-02-23 05:11 pm (UTC)
man if i was in philly, i would totally trade cleaning for model shots. i got new hats and everything.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2012-02-23 05:29 pm (UTC)
See, there was an option I hadn't even thought of. Keep reading. That's the best one.
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