do you think the habit of reading is reducing in this busy world.

India
December 30, 2008 12:58am CST
yes i feel reading habit is vanishing in me beacuse of the busy daily routine of the day which keeps me off even from newspaper. it was during the schooling i last read many stuffs but now books never get enlisted in my shopping list. is the habit vanishing in you too.
5 responses
• Malaysia
31 Dec 08
I don't think reading is reducing for me as I really love to read and I read whenever I get the chance. For the things I'm normally busy with, like debating, teaching, researching, writing...it requires me to read more instead of less. I guess whether it reduces or increases partially depends on what is taking your time. I do realize that as the world gets busier, the younger generation has much more other options in spending their time. It's not just the choice between the TV and the book like my time anymore. There are tons of entertainment and new forms of interests flashing to catch attention and reading just isn't something that look as interesting to them as it is to me.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
30 Dec 08
Well with all the hand held games, movies and computer activities, I would not be surprised if reading is diminishing. Add to that the high price of books - it is outrageous. I stop at Borders Book Store twice a week as it is next to my allergy doctors office, and I check the sale racks for books for me and for my kids... a book of about 10-15 pages with a single sentence on each page and that book costs $17 - I'm sorry, but I just can't afford that! A book the kids will read a few times and then go into the yard sale or something like that. I just can't see how they can rationalize this high cost! But they stay open so I guess some are paying it, but I think the majority are not. Yard sales were really lean this summer in the book department. I used to shop all summer long collecting books for the kids for now and for year or so to come. But they were not to lucritive this year. A library is not near me so that is hard to do as far as returning them and all.
@daninuk (146)
• United States
30 Dec 08
i do think that to some extent the habit of reading has been reduced in most people, but i do hope that it isn't a trend that continues to occur. personally, i take my time to read, mainly because i find that there's still a lot of material out there that i really want to know about. i also feel that to some extent, it's the availability (by that i mean if they are able to realize that it's there or not) of this interesting material that keeps people from reading more often.
• United States
30 Dec 08
I would have to say that I feel reading is diminishing in today's society. I think that everyone is so busy with everyday life that they forget how, and when to take a break for some "me" time, whether that be reading a book, or just taking a leisurely stroll. Society is too fast-paced now-a-days, and so many people are so caught up with work, family, kids, etc. that they tend to forget to come down and relax for a minute. I love reading but I have also seen myself put that to the wayside because life is so busy.
• Malaysia
30 Dec 08
Surprisingly, I spent a huge amount of time during my student life playing and daydreaming. I didn't study much during those years but when I started working, I developed an interest in non-fictional books particular business, leadership, management and investment books. I always ensure I have at least 30 minutes to 1 hour of reading time every day no matter how tired I am. I don't really read fictional books unless I'm really bored or I have too much time to spare. Also, I use the Internet a lot to read online articles in regards to the economy and technology. That's why I personally feel I'm reading more now than when I was just a student.