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  1. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Just currious if there are any avid pleasure readers on here who enjoy pairing their cannabis and literary hobbies.

    I medicate mostly for daily nausea but i am enjoying some for the good side effects. Like last night the carnival scene in one of my favs was so much more alive to me after a few hits. I have only been to a carnival once an the fair maybe 3 times in my life but i felt like i could smellt he food and feel the twinkle of the lights on the rides they were surrounded by. Pretty cool experience, not intense or overwhelming just cool.
  2. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    I can tell if I'm too medicated... I can't follow the storyline! :)

    I love vaping and reading... it makes a lovely afternoon feel like years of bliss.
  3. vakedcow

    vakedcow Gentlecow Vaper and Halloween kiddo

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    I can only agree, it's so much fun to read with the right level of medication ! :spliff:

    off to read more now :D
  4. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    If I'm too medicated it's hard to follow what I'm reading. Yes I love to read with being just lightly medicated. I have several fav books it's hard to choose my most fav...probably.... The Glass Castle By Jannette Walls. Hoping they come out with a movie but usually the book is always better. Also The Red Tent a wonderful read.
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  5. syrupy

    syrupy reitcello - it's what's for breakfast

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    Back in the *cough* combustion days, my eyes were too itchy and watery and was too couchlocked for anything more engaging than a comic book. Since the Big Switch, I can read for hours. Even going back and reading books and plays that I didn't like in school seem a lot cooler and more alive now.
  6. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Lol yeah that happens to me to but usually if im that medicated i had no shot at focusing pre-medicating anyway.


    Awesome enjoy!

    Yeah movies can be a let down an im not much for theaters anyway. Last time i was at one i got dragged along on a horrible double date lol and that was a bit over 6 years ago. If i see a movie getting good reviews i go see if it came from a book and read that as i tend to enjoy it alot more.

    Thats a nice perk of switching :). The only downside ive found is when a books takes an unexpected nasty or scary turn and your so immersed in it you feel the bad stuff more intensely too. I tend to like dark stuff so its a risk but worth it since they tend to be HEA's in the long run
  7. Seren

    Seren Away with the fairies

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    I can be a bit of a bookworm at times too - and you're right, herbs can most definitely heighten the imagination and take you places you may not otherwise reach. I also love to watch really theatrical plays whilst under the influence - King Lear was awesome - I was so much more in tune with the sound and lighting than I would have been straight - I highly recommend giving it a whirl! :)
  8. basement farmer

    basement farmer My face is melting...

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    Nothing like reading the same paragraph three times because I forgot where I was on the page:lol:

    Actually and contrary to what most peeps experience, I find myself able to focus more clearly on my reads when using cannabis. Maybe I'm un-diagnosed for ADD or something.
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  9. theduckopera

    theduckopera Addicted To Quack

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    I do a lot of reading when medicated, since I use both to help me sleep...but I usually find I've forgotten everything I read when I wake up! Is that because I'm vaping indica rather than sativa, do you think? I certainly do get some of the effects everyone here is describing, but they're no good if I have to reread everything straight in the morning anyway! :lol:
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  10. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Ive been having that issue with my last 2 books i thought it was that they werent terribly good lol :p maybe its because ive upped my nighttime dose. Some other meds im on mess with my memory and life has been 3X the stress of normal last few weeks so that could be it too.
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  11. Jahannum

    Jahannum (。´∀`)ノ

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    I love love love reading, but only specific authors.

    My favorite is Stephen R. Donaldson, hands down. The Thomas Covenant Series is my favorite, with The Gap Series in a close second.
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    Also a big Piers Anthony fan, I reread the Xanth novels every few years, they are very simple and fast reads, probally 1 book every 2-3 days.
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    Gonna start the Game of Thrones books soon as I cant wait another couple years for the T.V. show to end. It seems to be a really simple fast read.

    Other authors I like are Douglas Adams and Peter F. Hamilton.
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  12. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    I love Stephen Donaldson, too... haven't gotten into Gap, but the Mirror of Her Dreams/A Man Rides Through is also really good.
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  13. Jahannum

    Jahannum (。´∀`)ノ

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    Those are great reads as well! As for the Gap, it can be pretty brutal and dark, but it is very worth the read. Still the Gap is not something I would recommend for everyone.
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  14. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    A wonderful book that I read years ago, way before they made the movie.
    The movie wasn't very good IMO. This is a great read if you haven't seen
    the movie.

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    Into the Wild
    by Jon Krakauer
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    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.
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  15. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard

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    My favorite series, by far!!!!

    Long Live the White Gold Weilder! :bowdown:
  16. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac I am a stupid asshole.

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    Like many manchildren of my generation, I do most of my reading on The Throne.

    This one's great for on-the-crapper reading:

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  17. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    well i love the show of the same name and similar plot so i shall have to check it out :)
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  18. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Right now I am reading Sumerian creation texts and the Emerald Tablets of Thoth . . . :)

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    Oh and Gerald Clark's "The Anunnaki of Nibiru: Mankind's Forgotten Creators, Enslavers, Saviors, and Hidden Architects of the New World Order"
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  19. Havelock Vetenari

    Havelock Vetenari Patrician

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    Love both of Stephen Donaldson's series and i'm currently halfway through Great North Road by Peter F. Hamilton whose Void series i like even just a tad more.
    Another favourite already mentioned is Douglas Adams,who on the comedy front is naturally joined by Terry Pratchett as an author who is an absolute must read everything of...;)
    I'm a big SF/Fantasy fan,with occasional forays into horror,few beloved names in my bookcase :
    Arthur C. Clarke,Larry Niven,Fritz Leiber,Tanith Lee,Stanisław Lem,Isaac Asimov,Dean Koontz,Clive Barker,Peter Straub,Jerry Pournelle,Greg Bear, etc.,etc....
    I even have a few books from more mainstream thrillerwriters like Tom Clancy(although he lost me after Rainbow Six.Same goes for Stephen King,whom i went off after reading the first of the Dark Towers series) and Patricia Cornwell and such(i'll even admit Dan Brown is in there,although in my defence he was already there with Angels and Demons way before the The Davinci Code went(IMAO somewhat undeservedly) 'viral' so to say...lol).

    I have noticed i have been reading less lately,which i'm sad to say is probably due to coming to an age where reading glasses might be becoming a good idea.:D
    As far as reading under the influence,i have done little else for about the last 30 years,but then again that goes for everything else as well.:lol:
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  20. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    I'm currently reading the Bhagavad Gita... slow going, but good.
  21. Puffers

    Puffers Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmm lots of high praise for Stephen Donaldson how have I never read that one? Sounds right up my alley.

    I haven't been reading novels much lately, when I am not working 40-60+ hrs a week. I have been immersed into researching and designing a dual condenser waterside heat recovery residential system just for fun :lol: and poly blend refrigeration cascades and auto cascades. Damn near cryo temp reefer systems interesting stuff...well for me any way haha :mental:

    Any way... As a teenager I was a huge Piers Anthony fan loved all the Xanth novels. I have also really enjoyed the Man of his Word series by Dave Duncan (great really quick reads) even re reading it a decade later. Enjoy a lot of other authors Havelock and Jahannum mentioned Orson Card, Douglas Adams, etc

    Some of my fantasy favorites not mentioned yet:
    Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson
    Patrick Rothfuss
    Le Modesitt Jr (Imager Portfolio series fantasy/milit strategy it's soooooo good if your into that kind of read)
    Raymond E Feist
    Robin Hobb
    Mercedes Lackey
    David Drake
    David B Coe
    Jennifer Fallon
    Jane Lindskold
    The late Mrs McCaffery was staple in my young adult years

    Action/other:
    Clive Cussler
    James Rollins
    Dan Brown
    Tom Clancy
    Some Stephen King

    I feel like I am forgetting so many authors :hmm:

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    I have always loved Calvin and Hobbes now I get to read em with my kids :D
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  22. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    Piers Anthony... pretty much all his stuff, yes.

    Robert Heinlein... may you never thirst, ... oh, and all his other novels as well.

    Isaac Asimov - everything . Including his nonfiction books.

    C. S, Lewis' Perelandra trilogy (too medded to look them up, sorry)

    Tolkien.
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  23. GenYHippie

    GenYHippie Well-Known Member

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    Currently enjoying some entirely shallow chick litt lol. Hot for teacher thing and i do have to say that if i vape before reading the steamy scenes they are quite a bit more enjoyable ;)
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  24. vakedcow

    vakedcow Gentlecow Vaper and Halloween kiddo

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    I would be very intrested on those reads, where did you find those? translated I trust? :D
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  25. PoisonousHydra

    PoisonousHydra MMPR Patient

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    I have only quit reading, or quit medicating once in my life, for about two years each.

    I was reflecting about those times just the other day. Both of them were times in my life that I would describe as feeling "like a blur" or going through life on autopilot. Both periods feel almost like gaps in my cognizant functioning. Thankfully I did not attempt to forgo both of these therapeutic devices at the same time, or the results certainly would have been disastrous.

    Here is a fascinating look at the thousands of benefits reading can add to our day to day lives, and every aspect of our ability to process and comprehend the world around us.
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