Reading and writing,which one you prefer to?

China
May 7, 2007 10:15pm CST
In fact,when I am free,i prefer to reading than writting. and sometime I want to write something when i read some parts moves me. what do you say!
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@Darkwing (21588)
8 May 07
I like to both read and write. I think actually that reading aids your writing. It keeps your brain active and you can see how plots are worked. I write poetry in the main, and have a collection of my work on www.freewebs.com/darkwing3/, if you fancy popping in and having a read sometime. Perhaps if you do, you could sign my guest book and leave some comments to let me know what you thought of them. This is not a referral URL; it's my own personal storage place for my poems. I like to read historical legend. I'm really into the Arthurian legend and read from Bernard Cornwell's books. I think he's a great author. Brightest Blessings.
• China
8 May 07
Oh,i will read your poems,thank you!
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• China
8 May 07
I can't log in your website,sorry!!
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@Darkwing (21588)
8 May 07
That's odd, maybe if you're keen, have another try. Most others get in first time but one or two have had to try a couple of times. I'll give you the URL again, just to make sure. www.freewebs.com/darkwing3/ If not, I'm sorry, but I have no idea why you can't get in as other people do. Good luck.
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@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
9 May 07
I adore them both with a passion, but it honestly depends. Sometimes I feel like writing til I collapse, other times I feel like reading. And occasionally both, and sometimes at the same time lol.
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• China
10 May 07
me too~~:)
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@jasdownie (166)
• Philippines
8 May 07
i like both! i like to read books and magazines to expand my knowledge and my horizons. I usually read when i'm bored! i like writing because it's an outlet for my emotions.
• China
10 May 07
yeah,thank you.sounds very good!!
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• India
8 May 07
I prefer both reading as well as writing. Depending on my mood i choose to do either. But lately I have been doing more of reading ... I guess when the inspiration to write strikes I'll start writing again :)
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• China
8 May 07
good idea~~
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@Jamian (2605)
• Philippines
8 May 07
i prefer reading than writing, I love to read some books especially that talks about life and success.
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• China
8 May 07
yeah,i really agree with you,and I also think some articles i've written are from what i've read
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@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
8 May 07
Reading is a lot easier and more enjoyable than writing. Writing is hard work, but that doesn't mean I don't like to do it. I think that reading certainly contributes to good writing, both by providing ideas (a springboard for your own work) and style (you become aware of how good writing works). Right now I am reading a wonderful novel about India, and I have to tear myself away from the book. I don't have that much trouble distracting myself from writing. But wouldn't it be great to be able to write so well that people felt that way when they read your stuff (couldn't put it down)? That's great writing and a good goal for any writer.
• China
8 May 07
yeah,you mention the point writing is for readint ^^
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• China
8 May 07
good idea~~
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• United States
10 Aug 07
My latest way to combine reading and writing is a new blog I created, which has my book reviews. That is truly the best of both worlds: writing about reading. Here's my new blog if you want to check it out: http://readingandreviewing.blogspot.com/
• United States
8 May 07
I love to read and do so at every opportunity. Sometimes my housework doesn't always get done right away especially if I am reading a very good book. Those I can not put down. Everything around me stops as I read and enter the fascinating realm of book reading.
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• China
9 May 07
yeah,it must be a wonderful book,^^
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@Transformed (1262)
• United States
10 May 07
Well, I want to be a writer when I grow up (I'm working on a novel and some other projects currently) and I developed my inspiration from reading great works of literature, so for me, I would say I prefer reading. Reading can take you to another world, place, culture, and let you learn about yourself and your interests, likes and dislikes, etc, so I would say that reading can be a highly personal experience that lets you learn about yourself and consume knowledge, whereas as a writer, you create the knowledge for someone else. Both have their benefits and drawbacks, but I enjoy reading because it is not as difficult as writing. You had a really compelling and interesting topic, longloststory.
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• China
10 May 07
yeah,reading will enlarge our view but do you think reading will make us forget the life around us?
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• United States
10 Aug 07
I don't think that reading can really make us forget the life around us, although it may provide a good distraction for awhile. I think often it opens our eyes up to what the world contains, expands our view of life around us.
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
For now I prefer reading and it's easier for me to read anything since internet exist already...just browse and browse and search for anything.
• China
24 Oct 07
I am a new my-lot member, I think reading and writing is both important. Especialy with the rapid development of Internet, people almost read everything from the webs and knock the keyboard to take the place of handwriting. Under this situation, I think people should practise in reading not only through the webs but also through the newspaper and prints etc, and practise in writing by hand. We should never give up this regardless how popular the computer/internet is.
@qrw715 (5)
• China
22 Sep 07
world is small because of internet. I am from Nantong China. I like reading. No reading, no writing.