Be Frank,Do You Really interested in reading books even now...????

@Baluyadav (3644)
India
March 3, 2010 6:15am CST
Majority of generation wants to depend on internet for everything ????.............so what can parents and children do or depend on?????? to change/reform/give direction in right way.....what we have to to do??????????????????
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@bdugas (3581)
• United States
21 Mar 10
Young children should be taught that even with the internet, there is nothing like reading a good book, only the parents can aim the child in the right direction, we should never give up reading to be on the internet, whether it be reading from there or playing games. I thought my children that they was to read one book a month, their choice. while they was growing up, and today they still read. Reading is knowledge. The internet can not give me that feeling of going to bed and reading for awhile before I go to sleep, it relaxes me.
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@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
24 Mar 10
hi,very good,bdugas,really great habit and you are behaving like a good parent as you are inculcating the book reading habit in your children also.All the best and have a nice time.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
3 Mar 10
In my house all are bookworms. We read all the latest books and gift books to each other for occasions. I am a member in a library and monthly six books I read from there also. There is a local library here and I visit that library sometimes and read magazines and news papers. Since I know five languages thoroughly well, i.e. speak, read and write well, language is not an issue for me. Apart from this, I buy couple of magazines for myself like Tamil magazines, Telugu sometimes and I subscribe to Readers Digest since thirty years. More and above this, my neighbour gives me books, which she cut from weekly magazines and bound it. I can skip meals but not reading.
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• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Wow, that is amazing. I have always been interested in books but have never been a bookworm. I always loved staying in our high school library. I would try to finish novels and I did finish some. But when I got to college, I never got the chance to do the same reading as I did in high school. It must be great to know many languages...gives one more opportunity to explore other reading materials.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
3 Mar 10
I'm an avid reader, usually reading 4 or 5 books per week. We have excellent libraries in the U.S., as no doubt in other countries too, and I find it really sad that more people don't enjoy that pastime. I know that you can now buy electronic devices to read e-books, but for me there is no substitute for the real thing. How else can we enjoy time travel, live in other countries (or worlds), try out other lifestyles or solve great mysteries? How else can we learn about just about anything we can think of? Everyone has certain scents that they just love. To me, there's isn't anything like the smell of a new book.
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@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
6 Apr 10
hi,catdla,congrats for getting the best response tag.All the best and have a nice time.
@binagupta (628)
• India
3 Mar 10
yes, i am interested in reading books and gaining knowledge from different parts of the world.
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@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
17 Mar 10
hi,bina,very good habit and i hope you continue that habit even later also..and all the best and have a nice time.
3 Mar 10
I still prefer reading books to reading from the computer screen. There should always be a place in the world for books, great works of literature or just comics and cartoons.
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@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
14 Mar 10
hi,recy,thats nice to hear that there are some people who like reading books still like ypu,keep it up and jace a nice time.
@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Baluyadav...just a heads up...only one question mark is needed for your question. Anyway, I actually have oodles of time to read, as I have yet to find a job. Right now I'm reading two books at one time--Twilight and Is Tradition Excommunicated?. This last book is a bit of a challenge, as it's written from a theological perspective and there are times I have to read the same sentence or paragraph more than once in order to grasp the meaning. It's a good read, though.
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• India
16 Mar 10
Hello I subscribe to so many magazines, journals from india and abroad, besides i am life member of several societies, so i get the journals from there too Yes i am member in some sites that give email version of the journals or ebokks Bhuwan
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@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
14 Mar 10
Yes. I still love to read books of my choice whenever i find free time. I have enrolled myself in a lending library and biweekly I will visit the library and bring 2 or 3 magazines home and read it leisurely.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
hello balayudav, although internet is really very useful nowadays, since we can find most info that we needed here, i still find books better. coz with internet, well they are not always available to all. there are still some people who can't access the internet or don't even know about it, like those children/people from poor areas who can't afford having a computer or whatsoever...so books will still be the most useful thing for them. i think parents should still encourage children in reading books, its something that we can keep and get whenever we needed, unlike with internet, when there's some power failure or connection problems...the info that we neede will not be readily available! haha with me, yeah, i am still interested in reading some books...but let me tell you that i am not really fan of reading coz i really feel sleepy right away whenever i am reading, but there are some that really interest me and keeps me awake... so once in a while i still read books but most books that i am reading are the books of my husband!
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@chetanvk (211)
• India
4 Mar 10
I still prefer reading books. I read the books whil traveling. This is the only time I get to read the books. I read novels, stories like romance, detective and horror too.
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@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
It is true that most people just depend on the internet for everything but I believe reading it still good way to learn. I love reading books and I always try to read books that will help me improve personally. When I would have my own kids, I will always encourage them to read books. People who read books are smart and they always have something to say about anything. I want that kind of training for my kids. I also want to set an example for them so I am also going to continue reading books.
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@raineyes (561)
• United States
4 Mar 10
I prefer books to the computer any day - I'm an English major. I want to edit books and write for a living. In fact, the majority of the time spent on the computer is reading or writing something. There are a couple of sites I subscribe to that exist solely to promote reading and writing, and they show that people still have an interest in reading and writing both and that there is still a lot of literate talent out there to be realized! As for being a parent who wants to encourage your children to read or write, buy them books and notepads, paper, pens, etc, and sit down and read with them, write stories with them, etc. Do activities that incorporate reading and writing. Part of my love for the subject comes from the fact that my father and mother always read to me and with me and any time I wrote something they read it over and encouraged me in a helpful and positive manner.
• India
3 Mar 10
Hi Balu Uncle, I do still read the books even now, Near by to our office itself we have a local library so i get the books from there and i read them. You are rite uncle most of the children's who are studying in the schools for doing the assignments also depend on internet's when we ask them they tell there teachers only have suggested to get the informations from internet. have a great day.
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• Philippines
3 Mar 10
frankly speaking, i dont like to read books anymore as if i want to know something i just hit my mouse and keyboard to search for information online. i feel so tiring reading books now a days unlike before. maybe its due to my internet addiction. anyway, thats what they called the power of new technology
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• United States
3 Mar 10
Yes but the world tends to dismiss that in the last million years of human evolution, we did not naturally select out havin two hands. Some of us will always perfer the tactile sensations and associate it with reading - just like there are visual learners and auditory learners. I sell books for a living perhaps i am bias.
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Yes, I'm still interested in reading the real live books. However, like you've said, a lot of people depend on the internet for their reading resources. But it's much more convenient to have a real book at hand, coz still a big number doesn't have a computer at home. I personally would want to spend less time on the internet to read more books.