Have you noticed? before the internet

United States
September 27, 2008 9:44am CST
I used to read books all the time. i have found that since the internet has come along I am not reading as much as i used to. i havent read a book in over 6 months now. I used to read a book once a week. has this happened to you also. I do need to get back into the habit of reading but it is so hard. It is so much easier to hop online and go anywhere you want.
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@pam210 (345)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I still think that I read the same amount but I do find that I watch less tv. The tv that I do watch I tape so that I can speed through the commercials. I am aware of how much time I spend on the computer and limit myself. For example if I am on mylot I make a mental note of when I went on and what time I want to be off. If I don't I'll be on here all night and never do anything else. I try to set aside sometime each night to read. I not only find it relaxing but it is a great way to exercise your mind and it also sets a great example to my kids.
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• United States
28 Sep 08
you know, i have found that i do watch less tv and the only time i read more is when im sailing and dont have internet access, i gave up most pc games awhile back but do miss them sometimes. thanks for answering my post
@paid2write (5202)
27 Sep 08
I read more now than at any time previously. Having the internet I don't need a television, as I no longer have any interest in watching, and I can get all the latest news, and find information about world events, from the radio and online. I used to read a lot of factual books, biographies, journals, histories, and books about the arts. Now I can look things up on the internet, I have time for reading fiction, which I have not read much before, apart from great works of literature.
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• United States
28 Sep 08
thanks for your input. i do need to read more books
@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
27 Sep 08
I used to read more books.. Since I have internet, I still read books, but I read e-books.. So on my laptop :D Have a nice day..
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• United States
27 Sep 08
I might just have to give the ebook thing a try. know of any good sites to get them thanks for your comment and enjoy the rest of your day
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
I try to balance my time between reading a book and surfing the internet. I can't say reading is better than surfing because they offer different joys and satisfaction. Reading satisfies my hunger for literary appetite and surfing satisfies my thirst for something fun and new.. So I love both. I enjoy both.
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• United States
27 Sep 08
i have tried that myself, but it seems that the only time i can get off the internet is when im on a ship or at the airport. so i do atleast try to get caught up with my favorite authors that way. have a great day and thanks for your comment
27 Sep 08
I stillread,but I have always just read at bedtime so there isnt any change for mereally.But I can easily see how the internet knocks out the reading,the internet is such a powerful tool and there is so much inforamtion there at the touch of a finger that there is little need for reading books anymore.even the daily newspapers are online I have discovered.
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• United States
27 Sep 08
so true, thanks for your input, have a great day
• United Kingdom
28 Sep 08
I absolutely love reading books and the Internet, as good as it is, hasn't changed this! I'm not that keen on reading a lot on the Internet as it can give you eye strain so I use the Internet mainly for research. I do enjoy my reading time though and I love collecting books. You've heard about keeping books for years and they start collecting dust! Well, this is me. You pick up a book from your bookshelf, blow the dust away and start reading. I think it's definitely important to have a balance. Do both, use the Internet and continue reading books. Goodluck. Andrew
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• China
28 Sep 08
because we can get more useful and instant information convenience throngh the net,but it is not good for our health when we sit in front of a computer too long,and it give us the different feelings when we read a book.both of them are what we need ,we should keep the balance between them
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• United States
10 Oct 08
Sadly, I have noticed the same thing about myself. Before the internet, I read constantly. I was always reading. I still read, but not nearly as much as I used to before getting the internet. I'd love to get back into reading a lot more as well. I do miss reading books and and all that.
@shooie (4986)
• United States
1 Oct 08
lol...been there done that. I use to read then the internet came along but I am back into reading again. It is relaxing but I do find myself getting into the book and before I know it it is 1 or 2 in the morning.
@angelia286 (2029)
• Singapore
28 Sep 08
Tell me about it!! The internet has just made things so much easier that past times of the past had all but been neglected.. not even books, but family and friends too! Well, I used to love reading, still do! And I make it a point to read at least 1 book every night before I sleep. it's kind of like a limit for me.. I will enforce this in my daily routine so that I will remember to hop into bed early in the night and start reading. If I don't finish the book during the night, I don't get to sleep. It's that simple. You can try to incorporate this into your daily routine too. Make it a point to read at least perhapes 2 chapters in the book before sleeping. If you don't finish your target, you don't sleep. Lol, trust me. It sounds hard, and it is actually difficult when we first started doing this, but it gets easier and easier as time passes and soon, you will find yourself feeling very weird if you don't get your daily dosage of book reading! Good luck with getting your reading habits back! Well take care and happy mylotting! I hope that my suggestion will help you out!