I consider reading one of the great pleasures of life.

@Pose123 (21667)
Canada
August 9, 2007 4:19pm CST
With the advent of the Internet, a few years, ago many people were predicting that books would become obsolete. Such of course has not been the case showing that people just love to read. For me it has always been one of the great pleasures of life. I fell in love with books at an early age and have been hooked ever since. I'm wondering what kind of books myLoters read.
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@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
10 Aug 07
...when I read for fun (which is pretty often) it's a mystery or thriller with romance thrown in.. but I also like to read about history, politics, religion/spiritual and mystical..
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Aug 07
Thanks flowerchilre,your comment is appreciated. My fiction is usually historical fiction but I read other types as well. As for the others you mention, we are definitely in the same boat. Blessings.
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
10 Aug 07
flowerchilde, here are two books I want to reccomend to you that were great thrillers and still had a decent story about the bond love creates. "Lisey's Story" by Stephen King (unlike any King I have ever read) and "The Husband" by Dean Koontz. I just finished that one last night and it had me thinking about what my hubby would go through for me.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
10 Aug 07
Well when I was a child and in my younger days, I used to read a lot. I was never without a book, and would always read a chapter before I went to sleep. However, now I admit I never read at all. The last book I read was the "Da Vinci Code" about 3 years ago, and it took me about 6 months to get through it - not because it is a bad book, but just because I've lost my interest in reading completely. I find the advent of the Internet (which takes up a lot of my time), my house and garden, my full-time job, 6 cats and family commitments, all take up too much time to dedicate to reading, plus I had surgery on my eyes a few years ago that means I suffer with eye-strain if I'm not careful, so books just don't figure in my life anymore. I do try and read a newspaper everyday on the train on the way to work (usually with the help of a magnifying glass for the small print!), but I just can't be bothered with books because I can only read about 5 pages at a time before having to leave them because my eyes get sore, and that means I lose the gist of a story and can't get involved. I have my Internet print set as large as it will go and only spend about 10 minutes at a time here without a break, so that is easier on the eyes.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Aug 07
Hi rosie thanks for commenting. I'm sorry about your vision problems. I have a son in the same situation. I can see you live a full life though. Blessings.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
11 Aug 07
Thank you my friend. I try not to let it bother me. I look on it that I am fortunate to have survived the surgery with enough sight to work and live as normal life as possible, as they told me I had a good chance of losing it completely. I can still drive, do my job, and see the sun rise in the morning - that's good enough for me:-))
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@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
11 Aug 07
Yes, i can't go to sleep if I read nothing. Frankly, i think it is useful to have a sound sleep for me. When I go to bed, i don't calm myself, and I will think lots of things and then I can't go to sleep. Sometimes I can't sleep after 12:00, and then I turn on light and read a book, then I feel sleepy and have a sound sleep. In the day, I like reading too. I know lots of things from books, and it is helpful for my work and study.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
11 Aug 07
Hi thanks for your comment.Lots of people like to read before going to sleep. It helps them relax.
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• Australia
11 Aug 07
I love reading - books, that is! I receive a number of articles from authors via email, but I print them out to read them. My sons tell me this is a waste of paper, but I much prefer a hard copy. (I do recycle and print the other side)
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
11 Aug 07
Hi thanks for commenting.
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@celovich (26)
• United States
10 Aug 07
I completely agree with you! Reading is pretty much the only thing that can calm me down. Ive always loved reading, mostly the classics of literature. I read all types of genres, but my two all time favorite books will always be Oliver Twist and Jane Eyre. A little Green Eggs and Ham every now and then doesnt hurt either =)
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Aug 07
Hi thanks for commenting. I like the classics too and you're so right about A little Green Eggs and Ham LOL.
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• United States
10 Aug 07
I started reading very early, and never quit. If someone asked me whether I'd rather lose my hearing or my vision, it would have to be my hearing. There's no way I could ever give up reading. I do spend a lot of time on the internet, but it's mostly for news and articles. The internet has given me more access to books because I can read reviews, and then order books. I don't live near any bookstores, so the internet is my lifeline to reading. Most of my reading is non-fiction, mostly science and psychology. I'm also a fan of hard science fiction.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Aug 07
Thanks for commenting unusualsuspect. I was thinking of my father as I read your response. He loved to read but lost his sight. My brother and I would read for him. I guess my love of books come from him.
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
9 Aug 07
I love to read also, and even though I have an insanely busy lifestyle I always make time to cuddle up with a good book. In the last couple months I've read "Lisey's Story" and "The Cell", both by Stephen King and excellent books, I've read "Fear Nothing" by Dean Koontz and am currently working on "The Husband" by Dean Koontz. I also bought a couple of Stephen Kings short story collections last weekend so I'm hoping to be diving into them soon. I also really enjoy John Saul, one of the first books I remember reading and really loving was by him, called "Comes the Blind Fury". It was incredible. I don't think reading will go out of style. There's winter nights when my hubby, my oldest daughter and myself get the little ones to bed and sit in front of the fireplace together and read our respective books. It's a building block for great conversations and great memories.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Aug 07
Reading is so much fun you have to find time for a good book. Thanks for your comment.
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14 Aug 07
LOl, My parents don't like me reading booksXd They said that I read too much. I read not much I usually read 5-8 Hours(In Vacations, vacations are over, have to go back to school on Wenesday, my free reading time gets reduced to 2 hoursXD if the book is good, and 2-3 hours if the books is not for my liking. I get mad sometimes at high school, because I am reading a good book and want to finish it as soon as possible, and they tell me to pay attention to them(Which probably they are teaching something that I already learnedXD.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
14 Aug 07
Hi nathan 131, Great comment. Of course, you have other studies, but keep reading, it will help in everything you do. Take care.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
14 Aug 07
Well besides the bible I love books that have to do with the prophetic and I like adventures like the Narnia books, (I have all 7 and have read them all quite a few times). I also like to read about "how to" type books, helpful hints to healthy eating books including cookbooks. I like a good love story as long as it is morally good.. Plus, I can't take the computer out and even if I could, I would hope I wouldn't replace books with it..
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
14 Aug 07
Thank you carelanirel, Its good tht you like to read.
@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
11 Aug 07
I agree with you:) I don't watch TV, because I don't like it, it's boring and I believe it cuts our imagination. But reading books... it's great to relax, fill in your time while travelling by train, broaden your mind and it's pleasure too of course. I like novels, popular sience books, lately I've read about astrology and I like to read or look through animal or plants atlases.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
11 Aug 07
Thanks for commenting. I don't watch TV very much either and I agree that it cuts our imagination. When I was young we would sometimes listen to stories on radio, that was much better, for the very reason that it required imagination much like reading.
@Cammeel1 (372)
• United States
14 Aug 07
I agree with you Pose123. Reading is one of the greatest pleasures in my life. My tastes in reading has evolved over the last few years. I used to enjoy Non-fiction, any biographies, documentaries, and anything on history, and my all time favorite was science. As a young child I was so interested in medical science that I already could name every bone in the body. In 1980 I fell in love with Carl Sagan when he wrote Cosmos. I was introduced to J.R.R. Tolkien when I was 10 by my brother. I read it at the time and enjoyed it, but forgot my love of fantasy until a few years ago. Now I can't get enough of these magical worlds. My favorite is Robert Jordans 'Wheel of Time' series. Running a close second to favorite is Terry Goodkinds "Sword of Truth' series. I love to get lost in these books!
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
14 Aug 07
Hi cammeel1, thanks for your comment. It always good to meet someone who loves to read. Blessings.
• India
14 Aug 07
i love books.. and read fiction mostly.. but the daily newspaper and a Reader's digest is a must..
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
14 Aug 07
Hi altair_dip, thank you for commenting.