To much Reading?

South Africa
November 4, 2008 1:13pm CST
Hi. Do you think that there is a thing such as too much reading? If you ask me there actually isnt. If you think about it we only live once and if you dont read the books now when will you read them? Some of the people i see every now and then dont normally read unless they force themselves. Am i the only one that feels this way?
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8 responses
• United States
6 Nov 08
My husband sometimes tell me that I read too much. Well, he just thinks that because, sometime I slept till dawn just reading, and when I could not do some stuff because I have a book in my hand. LOL. But yes, there is no such things as too much reading, we used a very tiny portion of our brain for knowledge and i think people should not stop reading because you learn a lot from it. I am a stay at home mom, and this is the only hobby I have which my husband encourages me. (despite his complaints from time to time), It broadens your horizons, vocabulary, and a lot lot more. But there are some people who could not stand reading a book, exmaple my husband, I think he finished less than five books in his entire life. Once he started reading, he falls asleep !
@pryce_mbg (716)
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
i don't think there is such thing as too much reading. reading lots of articles is a refinement for us people to read fast. it is also a good habit if we keep on reading for us to gain more knowledge and above all to enhance our reading ability.
@Averiex (83)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I don't think there is such thing as too much reading, granted as long as a child is still learning to interact with other people and is spending some time outside as well. I think personally that as much as I enjoy reading, I do reach points where I just can not sit and concentrate any longer.
@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I really don't think there is a thing of too much reading. My fiance will sometimes joke with me and say I read too much because I almost always have a book open in front of me no matter what it is. Unfortuanly only one of my kids is the same way. my daughters hate reading but my son loves it.
@dogsnme (1269)
• United States
4 Nov 08
If your most important obligations and responsibilities suffer when you read, then, yeah, you're reading too much.
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I do, as I've seen it. My neighbor's child was into reading, however it got so bad, that the child was literally walking with an open book (which made it kinda dangerous). She would read every single waking moment, no matter where she was or what she was doing. I'm all for reading and love to get myself lost in a great book, but I have seen it at the extreme, and that's not right either. Enjoy!
@Zeddzz (77)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Reading is an ever important tool in broadening your personal intellect and horizons. Not only can it be an entertaining pass-time, but it's also a great way to become adept at your native tongue, or even a foreign language you might be pursuing. I've read for most of my life, and it's really been a help to me in the majority of my life's trials. A lush vocabulary is a great help in getting the edge over a competitor in a job interview, making friends, and even in dating. The ability to command the attention of whatever audience you may choose is a wonderful skill to have. I suggest that you not only read fictional text, but also find a topic of interest you enjoy reading about that is non-fiction, and balance reading both areas. As long as you're enjoying yourself with a book, you may as well learn even more about a real topic.
• United States
4 Nov 08
I teach my children that with reading you can go anywhere and be anything and my boys love to read. They have been knights, firefighters, wizards, cars, and the list goes on and on. I am an avid reader and couldn't think of a time when I'm not reading. I still read every night on the way to bed and so do my children. They read what is required at school and a lot more than that. To me reading is the key to a successful life- its how you learn of all the things out in the this great big world. Thanks