Do you have a passion for reading?

@daliaj (5689)
India
July 26, 2009 11:53pm CST
I used to read a lot when I was a kid. I am fond of crime thrillers. My favorite detctive novelist is Agatha Christy. Now, I spend most of the time watching TV and browsing internet. I think I lost the passion for reading. Do you have a passion for reading? What is your favorite area of reading? Do you prefer e-books over physical books?
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@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
28 Jul 09
i love to read, in fact i love everything about the reading experience. the anticipation of a new book, the settling down into a comfy position to begin reading, sometimes maybe with a coffee close at hand, sometimes with my headphones on. i love physical books, i love the feel and smell of them. all books smell different, the older ones have a great smell, that smell of aged paper. i love to read so much that i can have 3 or 4 books on the go at the same time and just alternate. hey i figure if you can keep the storyline of a drama or soapie on tv then well reading is pretty much the same. i love to read in bed before i go to sleep, sometimes i have been so engrossed that before i know it it is morning. me and my friend nate used to have reading parties, we read a 32 book star wars series story, what i mean is the whole story spanned 32 books, we would read them one after the other, he would usually be ahead then he would pass the book onto me when he was finished and in between we would discuss. ahhhhhhh good times. my most favored genres are science fiction and horror i will delve into a mystery or two but my first love are the 2 afore-mentioned genres. i love going on a mind trip for hours on end, that is how i feel about books, they take your mind on a journey and exercise the imagination and transport you, well only the really good ones have the power to transport you to another universe or another place. sorry i am gushing now....
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
28 Jul 09
oh i forgot to say that my love affair has been ongoing since i was 3 years old, i learnt how to read then and just feel deeply in love with books, i am happy to announce that my 3 year old niece is pretty much the same, no one else in my family is a reader.
@glesil_00 (1147)
• Philippines
27 Jul 09
I have an interest in reading, from physical books to e-books. The books that i love to read most is general information. Visual basic programming includes too, and about science book. Mostly i read every time i feel i want to read. Bedroom is one of the favorite place, because i prefer to read while laying down. Any place too that i can read while laying down is okay.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
27 Jul 09
I prefer to read by laying down too, mostly in bedroom. Sometimes I read books and listen to music at the same time. My subject is Mathematics, but I am not too fond of reading Math books. I read more of history and fiction. I also read general books and easy going books. Thanks for the response.
@glesil_00 (1147)
• Philippines
27 Jul 09
As for Mathematics reading, i am not fond of it and i avoid reading books in Mathematics. Laying down is not tiresome for me that i prefer it than sitting. Maybe it depends on the preference of person, because my cousin can not read comfortably if she is reading laying down.
@ucue2008 (926)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
Me too losing the passion for reading. Used I like sidney sheldon, John Grisham and Tom clancy, I can read the conspiracy book, but cannot watch movie about it. But because books are too expensive, I prefer ebook now, as I can get it easily. But currently I prefer to read about personal development, and writing more about my experiences. But when I'm travelling and while waiting I like teh feeling of having book beside me so that I know that I'm not wasting my time by looking around and day dreaming only.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
28 Jul 09
It is easy to go for ebooks. One important thing is you can download many e-books for free from internet. But, I don't somehow don't feel that comfortable in reading ebooks. I have lots of friends who have shifted to ebooks than wasting time by buying books or going to a library. My eyes hurt after reading it for sometime. Thanks for the response.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
27 Jul 09
Definitely. I like to read both Fiction and Non-Fiction, alternately. Lately, I'm being inclined more towards the spiritual arena and have been reading extensively on the matters of within.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
27 Jul 09
My favorite area is definitely my bed. Ideally, it should have been a spot in the nature - but since I live in the city limits I will have to rule that out for now. My Preference is always the physical, tangible books - but I'm used to reading ebooks as well. It wasn't very pleasing on eyes, but I've come to terms with reading books on the computer.
@mikeysmom (2092)
• United States
27 Jul 09
i used to have a passion for reading before i had my son but now i do not have time to sit and read so i rarely do. i used to read novels all the time but now i limit my reading to agazines and even then my time is limited. when he is grown and i am all alone i will need my books to keep me company once again but for now having him is so much more fulfilling.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
28 Jul 09
I can understand how difficult it is for the mom of a little boy to find time for reading. If you are working, you will be running short of time all day. I know that it requires a lot of time and energy to take care of the kid and you hardly find time for reading. Also, as a mother you have to take care of other reponsibilities like cooking, cleaning, taking care of the husband. I hope you can get back to reading once your son is grown. Thanks for the response.
@Ammudoll (549)
• India
27 Jul 09
I never had interest or passion to read, when I was kid I do not used to get time to play :(, after I grew up used to chat with friends online and studies. Now office go home, come and do some online earning and sleep. But I have read one story written By Sidney Sheldon "The memories of Midnight" that was a fantastic story which has romance, thriller, drama everything. I love to read Sidney's creative stories but no time. Once I get familiar with these online earnings will try to spend some time on reading his books.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
28 Jul 09
It is nice to know that you still remember the nice story which you have read somtime back. I tink it is good to save sometime for reading than working online. It is less stress to read books than looking at the computer. Sidney Shelton my friend Padmini's favorite person. Thanks for the response.
• India
27 Jul 09
HI, To be frank when i read books my mind and my eyes to be loseey and i try to get sleep
@daliaj (5689)
• India
28 Jul 09
I have a friend who is exactly like you. Her name is Kanimozhi. This was a big issue with her parents when she was a student. Some how she managed to pass her graduation with good marks. Even now she is not fond of reading. Soemtiems, if she wants to sleep she takes a book and start reading. Thanks for the response.
@vinslounge (1297)
• India
27 Jul 09
I am not a regular reader of books and novels. But i love to read travelouges and places of historical importance. Apart from that, i never have the habit of reading novels and other stuffs and I used to admire people who have a passion of reading books, novels and other stuffs. However i used to lot of books that are written about the World wars and mainly about Adolf Hitler and the cause of his downfall. Apart from that I dont read books that regularly and infact I have never read even a single page of J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter. That is my position when it comes to reading books and novels.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
27 Jul 09
Thanks for your response. I am also fond of history books. I used to read a lot of history and politics books when I was in college and was preparing for IAS examination taking Politics and History as the main subjects, but after sometime I dropped the plan due to some special situations. I am also not fond of Harry Potter series. I have many friends who are fond of Harry Potter and Nancy Drew. Thanks for the response.
• Indonesia
27 Jul 09
I love to read too when I was a child. Until now I still have a pssion to read. read make my imagination live and I can travel to many place in my imagination^^,, it's fun and i like it. i like to read children story when I was child,, now I like to read books about money and business^^,, same with you, I have no time to read because too busy with school task or browsing internet. I don't really like watch tv. I prefer physical books! I like to touch it in my hand and I love the smell of the new book. I can save it as my collection and read it again whenever I want without turn on my laptop..
@daliaj (5689)
• India
27 Jul 09
It is nice to find somebody who is fond of books than TV. It is not easy to find a person like you now a days. Yes, it is nice to read books and be in the world of imagination. Sometiems I imagine the rest of a movie once it is over. Yes, we can travel to certain places in imagination, we can also travel like a spiderman. Thanks for the response.
• China
27 Jul 09
Hi daliaj, I think we have the same hobbies. I enjoyed reading when I was a little kid, I read most of my father's books secretly because he didn't think those books are suitable to me, but actually I could understood them more or less, when I grow older, I could understood what the books told me gradually, and I grow older and older now, because of internet and movies, I lose interests to books, because everything now is rapid, I don't think I have the leisure and time to read, all I think about is relationship and money. But I still read, for work and sometimes for leisure, e-books. On computer or on telephone. I like detective type, the author that you mentioned, Agatha Christy, I like her too. And I also read detective novels of Chinese and Japanese authors. Thanks for your post, it reminded me of my childhood of reading times.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
27 Jul 09
Hey my friend, you are exactly like me. When I was a kid, my dad never allowed me to read his books, but at the same time he spent a lot of money for getting comics and autobiographies and life histories for me and my sister. I still remember a book about Jawaharla Nehru. My Dad used to asked me questions once I am done with the book. I like Jeffry Archer too. Thanks for the response.
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@vnrsudhan (1514)
• India
27 Jul 09
hi daliaj, i love to read books.my favorite area is the suspense thriller,and thriller and horrors. i prefer physical book over e-books,cause reading a lot of e-books may hurt our eyes.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
27 Jul 09
I like suspense thrillers too, but I don't prefer horror stories because once I read that I will get horror dreams in the same night. So, I just kept a gap between me and horror novels. The same applies for horror movies too. Yes, reading lots of e books will hurt your eyes. Thanks for the response.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
27 Jul 09
Yes!I used to read a lot of books in the past.Herrold Robbins,Chase,P.G.Wodehouse,Irwing Wallace are my favorite authors apart from so many Tamil authors like Rajendra Kumar,Rajesh Kumar,Sujatha,La.Sa.Ramamirtham,T.Janakiraman.But now I have time to read some weekly magazines alone.Even though I have a collection of all the authors I have mentioned,I seldom read them now.Cheers!
@daliaj (5689)
• India
27 Jul 09
Wow! It is nice to see that you are a good reader and you have a set of authors. It is not that easy to find tiem in this busy schedul of life. My friends spend time at late nights to read books. Daily they sleep only by 11:30 pm. I can't do that. Anyway, I have to find more time to read books. Thanks for the response.
• India
27 Jul 09
I love reading and can read anything from a kid's storybook to a thriller novel. I had the habit of reading before going to sleep. But with televison soaps gaining popularity my good habit of reading has be replaced by watching tv before going to sleep. But i make it a point to read whenever i get time. As said earlier no favorit as such but can keep reading any type of matter available in my leisure. I also love reading blogs and articles available on net too.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
27 Jul 09
The same issue happened withme too. I was fond of reading later I am moved by the influence of television and internet. Now, I feel I should go back to those olden days of reading. It is nice to hear that you love reading blongs and articles. l lvoe that too, but I feel that I am spending too much time looking at the computer. So, I bought an anti-glare lens recently. Thanks for the response.
@preethaanju (3000)
• India
27 Jul 09
YEs i used to read a lot previously. Now i just glance important new items and am not serious of reading. I prefer to read materials that have some general information and not works of fiction.I prefer newpapers and periodicals to novels. I like general knowledge books a lot. These days am trying to improve my english. thx
@daliaj (5689)
• India
27 Jul 09
It is nice to find another lover of reading. If I need answers of some general knowledge questions, I will ask you. Please help me. I also like to read books on general topics. Now, I am fond of blogs of Meenakshi Reddy and started reading one of her books 'I am here' even though the starting of the book is not that interesting. Thanks for the response.
@suj123 (1068)
• India
27 Jul 09
Well reading has always been my passion. For me romantic, fiction, horror are my top favorites. I do spend much time with pc and internet but still when i get some book to read its only book and me then. I just keep on reading till my head starts aching LOL. Occasionally i do read e-books but it hurts my eyes a lot so i prefer physical books.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
27 Jul 09
It seems yo are a great reader. I also prefer to have books in hand compared to e-books. Even though I have an anti-glare specs, I feel it hurts my eyes when I read e-books. It seems you are interested in a wide range of topics. I am happy to see another lover of reading. Thanks for the response.
@lrglara (1343)
• Philippines
27 Jul 09
im not much of a reader... like you, i prefer watching tv and browsing the internet. but whenever i decide to read, i get hooked. i dont usually have a specific genre although i like financial planning and business books... eventually, i get bored and jump to fictions. i dont mind if its ebook or physical books. althouhg ebooks has its advantages. i can read in the office pretending reading some reports... haha! :)
@daliaj (5689)
• India
27 Jul 09
Lol. Pretending reading records. :-) I can also do that, but I am not comfortable reading ebooks. Also, I feel reading books in computer is a lot of strain compared to reading physical books. So, I don't prefer that. I like fiction too, but business and financial planning are not my cup of tea. I am a Math graduate, but I am not much intersted in reading Math books. Thanks for the response.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I love to read, and will read anything that is recommended to me. Right now I am reading Utterly Monkey for my bookclub. I'm not impressed, but I will finish because I always finish my books! I love James Patterson. I like Chick Lit as well. I will try anything once. I don't read ebooks. I can't cocentrate when I read on the book.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
27 Jul 09
I don't really enjoy rading ebooks too. I would prefer to have a physical book in hand and read it. It is nice to find somebody who is fond of reading. It seems you are a serious reader. I just stop reading if I find that it is not that interesting at a later stage. I think I need to utilize more time for reading. Thanks for the response.
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
28 Jul 09
I don' t addicted all kind books.I don't have a lot of time to read books.In everyday i have a lot of work to do include watching TV.i addicted internet most.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
28 Jul 09
very much. I am very much passionate about reading. I like to read from childhood. these days I am so busy , I do not get much time to read.
@superaren (209)
• China
28 Jul 09
Thank you so much for your valuable response. Good luck an enjoy mylot!