reading books and magazines...

Philippines
July 5, 2007 9:03am CST
Do you read books or magazines from front to back or the other way around back to front? Some culture they read it from back to front right? while me when i read magazines i flip through pages that interest me first, like browse for pictures first then start again from the front to back. what about you?
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@arvensis (85)
• India
2 Aug 07
usually it depends on what type of material i'm reading.if it is a novel, most probably i'll skip first 20-30 pages (at least), if it's a sports magazine, i'll start from tennis or soccer articles, if it's a newspaper, i start from back to front. i also look out for catchy stuffs first in women's magazines.
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
Very well said, thanks for the time!
15 Jul 07
I flick through and find the articles that intrest me most. I read them first then begin to read the whole magazine from front to back. Of course i often give up lol.
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• Philippines
16 Jul 07
yup same here with me! Thanks for your response =D
• Indonesia
8 Jul 07
I read books, magazines, or newspaper from front to back. But before start reading, i open all page one by one to find interesting themes.
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• Philippines
9 Jul 07
Thanks for your response!
@amyann16 (414)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I read books front to back, but for magazines, I tend to flip around a lot. I will skim through until I find something that catches my interest and read that first. Or if there is an article mentioned on the cover that caught my eye, I will go to that first.
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• Philippines
5 Jul 07
Yup same here =) Thanks for your response!
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@carol_m (709)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
When it comes to books, I read the synopsis first then the first page going to the last page. As for magazines, I scan the table of contents first then I just read whatever article that catch my interest =)
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• Philippines
5 Jul 07
Maybe I am such very different from others cause i read a magazine from a center to front then from front to back. That is how I do open any magazine and I just dont know why, I am doing that until now.
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• Philippines
5 Jul 07
Yea that's different, Im kinda picturing it out. It aint bad =) hehehe thanks for responding!
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• Switzerland
1 Aug 07
Wow, you are unique. But I think it's ok to do that when reading magazines. It's a bit hard when you're reading a book and you've already missed something from the first chapters, you know what I mean?
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• Philippines
2 Aug 07
yup your right soul sister!
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• Philippines
4 Aug 07
I usually read books from front to back; guess that's typical. But when I read mystery/adventure books and I like the main character so much, and he's in a situation where I haven't the vaguest idea if he'd survive, I couldn't help it but read the very last page to see if he made it. :) When I read mags, though, I first check out the topics and read the ones that interest me.
• Philippines
4 Aug 07
Yea i do that too sometimes when i can't to know the ending i read the last page hehehe Thanks for the time responding! Happy posting!
2 Aug 07
i too usually skip to the bits that catch my attention then go back to read bits i may have missed. But i never read every single thing it i , if it doesn't interest me much i'll just glance over it and move on.
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• Philippines
2 Aug 07
Thanks for the response!
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
I am a Filipina just like you so you should know that we read books from the center. LOL. No. We read it from front to back. But I have the habit of reading the back first. The ending. Before I go back to the front and start reading seriously. That is just my style.
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• Philippines
13 Jul 07
Everyone of us has their own style in reading. Thanks for responding =)
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@19ewf84 (463)
• Austria
5 Aug 07
I read books from front to back. It's different how I read a magazine. It really depends on what magazine it is. Sometimes I read it like a book, sometimes I only flip through a magazine and read what looks interesting to me, sometimes I read the last site first to see what will be in the next issue (okay, it's not always @ the last site but often),.... it's very various
@ayris77 (1304)
• Malaysia
4 Aug 07
It is a different story.If i read a book,i will read start from first page.But for the magazine or newspaper,i like to read from back.It's sound funny,but it's my own habits since i'm 13 years old!
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@jonaida (574)
• Philippines
3 Aug 07
I read magazines usually from the topic that interest me most before I go from front to back. Sometimes, I scan it first from back to front too before I start reading.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
3 Aug 07
I read newspapers from back to front. Why? Because when I was younger, that's the part I could get first. My Mom had one part and my Dad had another part. Then when I became old enough to get a job, I read the classifieds (in the back) first. Magazines, sometimes I look back to front because the best stuff if usually in the back or middle. Then if it's a story I start at the beginning and go forward. Books I start in the front and go to the end.
• Switzerland
1 Aug 07
Front to back. And I have to read each and every section no matter what. That's why I always have to make time to read. If I'm in a hurry, and I'm browsing through a fashion mag, I sometimes look at the photos first.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
23 Aug 07
Hi there. When reading a magazine, I usually read it front to back... Especially books, I prefer to read them front to back also... I like to read the story and not jump straight to the end...
• Philippines
24 Aug 07
Thanks for the time responding!