How often do you read papers?

@mickly08 (770)
China
February 26, 2011 6:50am CST
Nowadays,many people can read novel,news and something else on cellphone and computer, but I don't like this. I always buy some books online,and read when free. Five time every week. It is good to pick up some novels to read in a quiet bush with friends. What about you?
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@AnnaDine (92)
• Denmark
26 Feb 11
I of course read books in paper form. But when I should see the news and read about some stuff, I don't look in the paper, I read about it on the internet. I think it is a better solution. And everybody talks about the Climate, if you replace the paper with the internet, we don't need to fell trees. And that is a better solution for the nature :-)
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@mickly08 (770)
• China
26 Feb 11
Yeah, it is more conveninent to read in paper than online. If power failure, you can not read on internet or cellphone. But we also destroying environment to generate electricity, such as greenhouse effect and overspend resource.
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• Denmark
26 Feb 11
yes. That is true. I but I still think it's a better solution for the nature. Because I don't believe in that CO2 effect. And it's getting warmere because of that. What about you, do you believe in that?
@mickly08 (770)
• China
27 Feb 11
Maybe you are right.You know, high tech cannot make our environment better, but worse. Technology changes our life drastically, and also environment.
@dodo19 (28097)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
26 Feb 11
I read paper novels all the time. I don't usually read novels on my computer. I have a hard time read things online for long periods of time and such. I still prefer reading novels in paper form.
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@mickly08 (770)
• China
27 Feb 11
I can not agree with you more. The books make me feel that I am do some reading. No matter how technology advanced, the book in paper is my first option forever.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
26 Feb 11
I usually get newspapers every weekend, and sometimes (maybe once a month or so) during the week too. But not every day, I simply do not have the time to read most days, so it would be a waste to get the newspaper more often than that.
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@mickly08 (770)
• China
26 Feb 11
I did not think that newspaper have much to do with environment. How selfish I am! It is good to use paper as less as we can. I will do my best to protect envirment and avoid unnecessary waste.
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@ElicBxn (60075)
• United States
26 Feb 11
I have 8 books scattered around my desk, 3 open and actively being read!
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• United States
26 Feb 11
Are you talking about electronic books verses old-fashioned paper books? I'm a paper books person. I hate ebooks. Not so much the ebooks themselves but the idea that they represent. I just think combining books and technology is a baaaad idea. I like real tangible books that I can hold and put in my private collection. I like carrying a new book with a new cover and new feel with me wherever I go. If someone made me swash all that good bookness into an electronic tablet then I would die. lol
@mickly08 (770)
• China
27 Feb 11
I used to bring some books with me when I was out. Sometimes it is weird to read on bus from expression in others' eyes. If conveninent, I would go to library to do some reading.
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• United States
27 Feb 11
Really? I've read on buses and trains and cars and planes since I was knee high to a grasshopper, and I've never thought it was weird or that people were giving me weird looks. I love carrying a real book with me wherever I go and I wouldn't trade a single paperback in my library for another way to read.
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
26 Feb 11
I am subscribing to a daily newspaper published here in the city where I live. I never miss reading the paper every morning. I do also check the breaking news on the TV and on the websites, but reading the newspaper has been my routine for many years now. That is my favorite way to keep informed and updated, especially the business sections related to my work.
@mickly08 (770)
• China
27 Feb 11
For news, I just read on my cellphone. It is not conveninet for me to keep updated by reading newspaper. I am always busy with work and something else.
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
26 Feb 11
About reading news in paper form, I rarely do now a days. I read news online on the internet mostly. When reading books, I prefer books with paper pages. E-books are good in its specific way to save some paper.
@mickly08 (770)
• China
27 Feb 11
Undoubtedly, E-books is more convenient than books in paper form, while I feel bad when read on internet or computer. I never read novel online.
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
3 Mar 11
I don't read papers (as in newspapers). I find nothing interesting inside, so I think of them as a waste of paper. I listen to the radio for 2-4 hours a day and I watch a couple of shows on the tv in the evening that supply me with all the news. Now, coming back to the deeper meaning of your discussion, as in printed materials, I read them all the time. First of all, my job requires for me to search old scientific papers, and, in most cases, the only way I can find them is at the library (only the most important have been scanned and are available in .pdf format). I also enjoy reading novels, and it's tiring to read long texts on the desktop/laptop screen. Even in the case of the new scientific papers, if I need to read them or to compare various information in them often, I prefer printing them than reading them on the screen.
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
by papers you mean books right? well back during my school days, I can basically read anything from textbooks to photocopied literature paper but right now, I don't read as much as I used to. Since most of the time, I'm infront of the computer, I read news through web versions of the daily paper and ebooks. Yes, I have to say as well that the smell of fresh leaves of books is way different that just holding an e-device that lets you read ebook version.