Is there still time for reading?

@vivienna (583)
Venezuela
May 27, 2007 12:25pm CST
Today's lifestyle is consuming time: beside of work or study, family and friends, tv and movies, you now have to attend your e-mail, website, forum, blog, chat, social website and a cell phone. Do you belong to this fortunate group of people that can afford to spend time reading (as I try to do, but not always successfully)? Or do you think that computers and television have rested importance to the printed word? Or are you sorry for not reading as much as in former times and will try to start again? I'd like to know your conclusion.
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• United States
27 May 07
I love to read, I still find the time to do that. Sure the internet world is full of things to do, but me being me, I still enjoy the leisure of curling up with a good book, it's relaxing. With a book I can go to places I've never been, or even be the main character. I still find books more enticing that the internet.
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@vivienna (583)
• Venezuela
27 May 07
Yes, that's true and I'm glad somebody realizes the difference between being shown the products of another's fancy and to fancy oneself.
27 May 07
I wish I read more. I think it's not so much a matter of time as it is laziness. You can flop down in front of the TV without any effort and at the end of the day, it's that much easier so more people will watch the tube than read a book. I've resolved to read more. It's much more satisfying in the long run than watching TV.
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• India
27 May 07
I couldnt agree anymore. Very succinctly stated indeed. Afterall, it takes nothing to simply drop down and start watchin TV, and you can go on for hours. And there are options as well, flipping through channels. I guess reading-time comes more out of desire than anything else. If you have a nice little page-turner, you'll automatically find time. You dont need to search for it. I believe it's our reading habit that is on the wane, and that needs to rekindled. Once we find reading more attractive, we'll start getting time. So a resolve to read more is a good idea to get started, if not the brightest!
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@Lifez2short (4969)
• United States
29 May 07
I guess I dont spend as much time reading as I could. I do read to my kids at night but I cant remember the last time I read a adult book. Maybe I should start making the time.