Does anyone actually read books any more?

@peaceful (3301)
United States
October 21, 2006 5:24pm CST
Does anyone still read actual books for entertainment any more?
9 responses
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I do. I didn't know reading for pleasure was so obsolete that this question would get asked. For Christmas, I requested and got 6 books that I've read. And, I re-read all the books I have.
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Hi Angel, I know so few people who actually sit down and read for pleasure, I can count them on one hand! Blessings to you!
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I read books all the time for entertainment. I also read to relax. I read every night before falling asleep.
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
31 Dec 06
It's the best way to relax the brain, if that's your intention, before sleeping. That's a great habit, keep it up! :)
• Hong Kong
22 Oct 06
i like reading so much, i think is a very good practice to centralize your mind when reading a book, but now i most time reading thou computer not reading a book or newspaper....is that really good?sometimes i wonder?
@peaceful (3301)
• United States
22 Oct 06
Reading on the computer without distraction can be difficult. Books on the other hand provide a facility for deeper concentration and visualization without distraction. Most of the time, when we are reading on the computer, we are usually working and multi-tasking... When you sit down to read, unless it's a textbook, reading is exactly what you do.
• United States
22 Oct 06
My husband is always reading. He loves it. I often get bored just sitting there reading. Most of the time I need to be up doing something. He loves sci-fi reading.
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
22 Oct 06
Excellent! I'll bet he's very visually creative and imaginative. That's a good catch for you! :)
@ilse72 (1454)
• United States
22 Oct 06
I do!!! I am an avid book reader and average anywhere from 1 to 5 books a week, depending how much time I have to read. I take a book everywhere I go as you never know when you have time...while hubby puts gas in the car, while stuck in traffic, while sitting in a waiting room, etc. Not only do I read everyday but I also always have an audio book going in my car. I am currently reading, The First Cut, by Dianne Emley and am listening to, Chill of Fear, by Kay Hooper. I fear that reading is becoming a lost art and it is so sad. There is nothing so wonderful as a good book. The words on the page activate your imagination...you can actually picture the characters and see the events unfold. I feel sorry for those who don't read...they are missing so much!
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
22 Oct 06
Good for you! Reading helps strengthen our retentive skills. This is very important as we grow older.
• United States
12 Jan 07
I love to read books. It is very entertaining. I love James Patersen. Thrillers are my favorites. I love Native American Romances too. Do you like to read?
@peaceful (3301)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Yes, indeed, I do! :) I've been reading since the age of three and I've always been able to usually finish a great book in one sitting... However, these days actually getting the time and the quiet atmosphere needed for a great read is difficult... The neighborhood is getting increasingly noisier with traffic and schoolkids providing a healthy amount of the din... Even though my meditative practices have mitigated this somewhat... the sudden traffic accident or vile-mouthed shouts of these middle-schoolers can break the concentration enough to make reading a chore... So I choose my times wisely and try to get my "read on" when the rest of the world is a little more quiet... I enjoy thrillers and horror and comedies with some outdoor adventures thrown in... I also like cookbooks and going to the local bookbank, where you can score some really great stuff for free! Thanks for responding and have a great read! :)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I love the cook books too. I have so many. Too bad you don't have a quiet place. What about a nice soak in the tub with soft music to drown out the noise?
@peaceful (3301)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I would probably be the only person that really does have to go to the beach or mountains for a reading respite, oh well! :) I do spend a lot of time in the library, which, by the way is slowly becoming noisier with that addition of computers and people with cellphones.
@Trace86 (5034)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I adore reading! I read mystery, romance, horror, drama, and even sometimes true stories of life and crime. I have a hard time falling asleep sometimes and go read for an hour to wind down. Books are just so expensive and I read so fast, that sometimes I can't afford a new book. I keep meaning to get a library card, but don't.
@peaceful (3301)
• United States
12 Jan 07
In your town there might be a bookbank where can pick up used books for free... These places are treasure-houses for readers! :)
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
17 Jan 07
I do! I love books. I have bookshelves in all 3 of my bedrooms, one in the hallway and I have built in bookshelves on both sides of my fireplace brick. I love books. I also listen to books on CD when we travel. There is nothing like curling up with a good book by the stove on a cold winter day or taking a book to the front porch and sitting in the swing reading and listening to the river flow by on a wonderful summer. Yes, I love books. They are an important part of my life and we raised our children to enjoy books as well. Do I need a referal from you to see that you get credit for me joining the site you suggested daytipper? Let me know before I join it.
@sweetlady10 (3619)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I do. I like to read novels and short stories. I guess lots of people read books, I can see them reading book in a fast food reastuarent or in a park or in train lol.