Do you think that reading can be addictive??

India
February 22, 2009 2:48am CST
Well, i like to read a newspaper every morning and the day i dont get to do that, i feel as if there's something missing. I am sure book lovers also have the same kind of feeling if they dont get the type of they want to read. I dont know, i think reading is addictive and would love to see what others have to say about it.
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• India
25 Feb 09
yeah it can be and it IS i mean i love reading sometimes i forget to eat whn im reading happy lottin and have a nice day
• Singapore
4 Mar 09
Haha... must be a serious addiction for you then. PS.: Love your avatar.
23 Feb 09
I used to read newspapers a lot. These days, about the most I do is read the headlines of the newspapers on display in the supermarket. Most are so sensationalist and seem to take the reader as someone quite stupid. Well I don't like been told what my views are! Also, when I do buy a paper, I have the feeling that I should read it cover to cover AND then it takes so much time. It's so much easier to read the news on the internet, particularly on the BBC news site - which seems relatively unbiased.
23 Feb 09
Just reading the discussion topic again! I do still love to read books - mostly on various new age topics - reading one at the moment on the "mystery of 2012" which seems to make more sense, that a lot of what is on the internet!
@dodo19 (27793)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 Feb 09
I do think that reading can be addictive. I know that I'm certainly addicted to reading, and have been for years. However, luckily for me, reading is necessarily one of those bad addictions.
• United States
23 Feb 09
I have about 8 books waiting to be read right now, and I'm already worried about running out. So yes, reading IS addictive!
• United States
3 Dec 09
Reading is most definitely addicting! And its one of my favorite addictions. If I could get away with it, I would probably do not much else. Although I love writing just about as much. :) I devour books like its going out of style.
• Singapore
4 Mar 09
Hi SangsTurks, Of course it is! And that's why I always have at least 1 book with me. I will replenish when my books run out. I think for those who don't like to read, they need to find the genre(s) they like. I am sure there is something for everyone... you just got to keep looking!
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
1 Mar 09
I read newspapers sometime. But I'm not addicted to it. But my sister are. She is a book worm. She can read a whole book in one day with out batting an eyelash. She admitted that reading is her addiction.
@prasanta (1947)
• India
28 Feb 09
Yes. It is addictive. I cannot go to bed without reading a book.
@dianni (196)
• Indonesia
27 Feb 09
yes specially if you comic lover like me I can not sleep if I'm not read comic in everyday... by the way i can reading 5 comics in one day can you imagine how much and how many time or money or else that I use just for reading comics ... but now I can make my addictive about comics less than last year that because myfriend who addictive of novel's book don't really like and understand how to read a comic... that way she really angry if see me reading a comic...but that is my hobbies ... readnig a comic book
@mishastar (740)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Reading can be very addictive when it's the right book. I loved reading the Harry Potter series and would try reading one of the books in one sitting. I never was capable of finishing the book in one day though. I would usually take me a week and after I was finished I was yearning for someone stories!
@rmuxagirl (7569)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I actually think that reading can be addictive and that one can go through withdrawl if they don't get a certain read each day. I know if I don't read a little bit of a friend's blog I go crazy sure it's not the same, but I am addicted to her blog. I also love to read a good book for a little bit each day.
@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
25 Feb 09
Yes, reading can definitely turn into an addiction. If you read a very captivating book you can read on and on and... until you've finished it. Even though reading books can be addictive it's certainly an addiction without negative effects on your health. Unless, of course if you neglect sleeping in benefit of reading, lol. Happy newspaper reading...
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
25 Feb 09
as many have said, i too feel as well that it can be addicting. in fact, i can go so far as to read the whole day without doing any housework, just take a break to eat something to fill up my stomach, and once i stretch myself and am ready, it's back to the book for me. it's been a few years now since i last had the chance to read and the first few months were hard you could say. i kept wanting to read new books but was unable to. but now, it's not that bad as i have the internet keeping me company. but i know that if i had the chance to borrow and read books again and i had the time, i'd be engrossed to the point of not being aware of the surroundings.
24 Feb 09
Hi. I don't know if it is addictive, but it is definately habit forming. I am just now getting into the world of blogging. I have been following some people's blogs and am loving it. I have started my own too ( viewsofastarchild.blogspot.com and ilovesamhill.com for example). I have 5 blogs in all. I also like reading real, physical books, and when I finish a book, I feel like I'm saying goodbye to a friend in a way.
@Kgupta (17)
• India
24 Feb 09
Yes, definitely. Reading can be as addictive as any bad habit! We do not consider reading as bad, but imagine its addiction - that you simply cannot live without reading! Imagine yourself ignoring other basic chores, your family/ kids, just to 'read'! It can definitely get as bad as that, or even worse. Have you ever noticed men (or some other people too, excluding you! Because you just 'like to' read, not 'have to' read) who get restless if they are unable to read the newspaper first thing in the morning?! Its not just the newspaper, it gets worse with favorite magazines and its every new issue! Better be careful and remain sane.
@applefreak (3133)
• Singapore
24 Feb 09
yes i am addicted to reading. not so much newspaper for me though. i read the newspaper everyday at work but i don't read them over the weekend at home. i don't really miss it unless i'm away from work for a long time. however, i can't survive for long without reading a book. my brain will start to slow down and i can't think straight. it's like i starved my brain too much and it is going on a strike. it's times like this that i know i must lay my hands on a book.
@jambi462 (4599)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Yes I think that reading can be addictive especially when you're reading a really good book. One of the books that was like that for me was Neuromancer by William Gibson and pretty much everything that I've read by Erik Davis. I think that reading is something that's great to be addicted too.
@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Feb 09
I was addicted to reading when I was young and free.Now after marriage and with a kid my priorities are different.I hardly find time to read.Reading warrants a relaxed mind and atmosphere.Moreover the DVDs and Good TV programs have stolen the time meant for reading. "Spread a smile"
• China
24 Feb 09
Oh, definitely reading is a good habit. I thought it's the most interesting thing when I was a student. But now, it's not addictive for me. I have to face too much work and some family problems. Of course, I still spend some time reading newspaper, some books and so on. It really benifits each of us anyway.
• Philippines
24 Feb 09
Reading is indeed addictive but it depends on what you are reading. Like me for example. I started reading the Twilight Book from Stephenie Meyer and I came to a point that I crave for the second Book and then the Third. I really love how the story was made. . pure of love, mystery and intense action. . ^_^
• Indonesia
24 Feb 09
yes reading can be addictive. i have addictive to read book every day i reading a book. one book i can finish in one day and many people addictive to reading but good book to make positive thinking.