Are you still in the habit of reading ?

India
November 22, 2011 5:05am CST
Hi friends I was a one time avid reader .I couldn't go to sleep without browsing through few pages of a book . I used to read books on all topics and English novels were my all time favorite .But I feel so depressed to state that for the last few months I have not got time to read a single book except reading some journals and magazines . I wish I had more time to read at my pleasure . I get more satisfaction to read the books in my hand than read them online . I am trying my best to regain my habit . What are your experiences . Please share
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@dpk262006 (52377)
• Delhi, India
23 Nov 11
HI rolly! I love to read books and magazines, whenever I could lay my hands on it. However, on line activities have changed the scenario and much time is spent on on line activities rather than on reading. Whenever am not on PC, I would love to read, whatever is available. There could be no better mental exercise than reading. We need to read regularly to sharpen our brain and imagination power.
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• India
25 Nov 11
Hi dpk ! How are you doing ? I know you read a lot , I can see you now Yes you are right reading is a mental exercise and it makes you a ready man . Good wishes Your avatar is very sweet
@dpk262006 (52377)
• Delhi, India
26 Nov 11
I am doing fine rolly. Where did you see me? Thanks for appreciating my avatar picture. By the way in real lie am as sweet as my avatar.
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• India
28 Nov 11
See you mentioned 'lie' instead of 'life' this hints to the fact how sweet you really are
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
23 Nov 11
I am an avid reader. My books of choice tend to be supernatural in nature. Lately, my reading material has changed towards what my students are reading so I can make recommendations. I still check out books from the library, but when I am traveling, I use my husbands ereader because it is easier than carrying a ton of books.
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• India
25 Nov 11
Great to hear you .My subjects are professional and so I brush through those books to teach my students . But I hardly get time to read topics of my choice. Thanks for your response.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
27 Nov 11
I actually got to read books of my own choosing this long holiday weekend. I made it through a book and a half. I unfortunately left my unfinished book at my parents, I will have to wait until next weekend to finish it up, even if i find a few mintues this week.
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• India
28 Nov 11
I too will start reading again in this Christmas time . We have very few days of Christmas holiday though . Good to hear that you are an avid reader .
@zralte (4186)
• India
22 Nov 11
I still read almost everyday before I go to sleep. Sometimes it is a whole book, sometimes it is just 1 or 2 pages. There are times that I'm too tired to read even a single page. But, my habit of reading before sleep is still there, and probably here to stay.
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• India
22 Nov 11
That's great zralte . I envy you I am inspired though and hope to get back to my habit again . Good wishes
@Jezebella (1447)
• United States
28 Nov 11
I think reading before bed is relaxing. Even if im too tired to read and I read like one or two pages I still sleep better. I cant imagine not reading before bed.
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• India
28 Nov 11
I know it is a very good habit and I was also like you . I could not just go to sleep without reading a page or two . My mom too has been nurturing this habit till date .
@Jezebella (1447)
• United States
28 Nov 11
I make it a point to take a bath and read a little bit. I spend abour an hour to myself to relax and clear my head while I read and relax in a bath. Its the one time my reading is uninterrupted.
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• India
28 Nov 11
Oh that's a great way of finding time and relaxing while reading books .
@soulist (2987)
• United States
28 Nov 11
I simply love reading while I am taking a bath. Its so relaxing, though its hard to not get the pages wet haha. I like bringing my ipod in to have some music too. It helps make it relaxing.
@marguicha (76315)
• Chile
14 Dec 11
I read less that I used to since I have become addicted to the computer. As I have an earning goal each day, I spend more time than I should here. But I still like to read a lot and many people would call me a bookworm. When I get inot a book I can read a big novel in one or two days. I only read books online when I cannot get them in the normal way. For me, part of reading is in my room, in my bed with a good reading light.
• India
28 Dec 11
Good to hear you dear friend . I too lost the habit as I got involved in this online working but slowly I started reading and this holiday I have been enjoying reading some good books . All the best
• Indonesia
12 Dec 11
Oh, poor thing! I was like you, mind you, I didn't touch any book for more than a year. I am so busy and I even don't have much time for myself. Since the middle of this year, I started reading again and I am back as an avid reader. Books always have a place in my heart, I cannot abandon them completely I now read ebooks, they're so much more convenient than paper books. I can read them whenever I don't have more task to do at work. I MAKE time to read otherwise I will never read anymore. I also have started a book blog. I feel like I have a to regularly update it, so reading book is a must for me.
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• India
12 Dec 11
Great to hear you alwayzzcitra . I am inspired by you . Will again start reading in this holiday . Good wishes
@koperty3 (1877)
30 Nov 11
I think I'm book fanatic. I don't read as much as I used to but I try to read few pages before I fall asleep. I can't imagine my life without reading books at all. I'm busy to and I try to squeeze out some time just for me and good book.
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• India
12 Dec 11
You are so lucky friend and I hope to read in the holidays soon . Enjoy and have a nice time
@Alebelt (86)
• Italy
28 Nov 11
Do you know when you go to sleep at 2 or 3 in the night after an hard neverending day of work and you feel like your life is going on with nonsense? Well when It happens to me, although I'm very tired, I have to read my book! And all in my head goes back to turn slowly... so I can finally sleep!
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• India
12 Dec 11
Yes I know same happens with my mother . Good to hear you Alebelt .
@soulist (2987)
• United States
28 Nov 11
I read all the time. Normally like Jezebella said I read in the bath to relax, but I also read while I am at work. During my breaks I am able to read a few pages to a chapter depending on how much i read and how short the chapter the books are. Depending on how engrossed I am in the book I will read before bed, sometimes though its hard to read before bed cause my boyfriend an di have a tradition of watching a show or a movie before bed.
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• India
12 Dec 11
Good to find a avid reader like you . Have a nice time with your bf as well . Good wishes
@zhuhuifen46 (3487)
• China
28 Nov 11
I am still in the habit of reading. E reading is difficult for me, so I prefer paper book reading. In my city, residents are entitled to membership of libraries of either city, district, or communities. With One and Single membership card, we can borrow, return, or renew books in whichever library, 6 books at a time, and no more than one month. When I find books I really like, I will buy from websites. I agree with you reading books in my hands gives me more satisfaction.
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• India
12 Dec 11
Thanks friend for sharing your views . Good to know that you still continue to read books in the hand .
• United States
26 Nov 11
I don't read every day but I do read fairly often. Reading relaxes me and soothes me. If I'm having one heck of a day I know I can pick up a book and be transformed into that time period and place and all my worries disappear for a short time.
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• India
28 Nov 11
Yes Our worries vanish once we go deep into the world of books . Good that you have been upholding this habit .
@gelayagui98 (1337)
• Australia
25 Nov 11
Hi rollylolly, I love reading books and magazines. Reading introduces new people, new ideas, and new events into life. And boredom is a stranger to the new, exciting things.
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• India
28 Nov 11
You are right friend . Reading takes away all the boredom from us . I am so happy to read your comment .
@averygirl72 (11823)
• Philippines
25 Nov 11
I love reading it is also one of my favorite pastime. I love to read materials that have picture like magazines. I collect books that offer practical help and advise. I don't usually read novels as it seems boring for me.
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• India
28 Nov 11
Hi averygirl your avatar is very sweet . Good to hear that you love reading as well . Happy reading ,
@dodo19 (26663)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
25 Nov 11
I've always been an avid reader, ever since I was kid. I really do try to read a little bit everyday. Sometimes, I am unable to do so, but I do try to make the effort to do so. It's just something that I've always enjoyed doing, ever since I can remember. It's a nice, relaxing activity.
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• India
28 Nov 11
Great to hear that you read a lot and have been keeping up the habit . Happy reading !
@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
24 Nov 11
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Yes I do. I started reading when I was five and I haven't stopped. Currently, I'm reading the Twilight Saga books, The Secret and a parenting book. Reading non-fiction books helps me relax after a long day. I'm reading The Secret because I constantly need the reminder to stay positive regardless on what is happening to my life. My favorite right now is the book "How to talk so that kids will listen and listen so that kids will talk". I have an extremely active son, I actually fear that he has ADHD (well that's another story) and this book helps me and his dad communicate with him effectively. Blessed be.
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• India
28 Nov 11
Good to hear you read a lot and also reading stuffs that will help you in your life .
@youless (84745)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Nov 11
Reading is one of my habits. Even if today I am very busy, but sometimes I will spend some time reading. I often buy the books. I also hope my child will love reading and this is why at first I have to be a good example. There are many advantages of reading. You can learn from it. I love China
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• India
25 Nov 11
Thanks for your response friend . You are absolutely right we can set examples before our children by reading ourselves . God bless you and China
@ands1984 (26)
22 Nov 11
yeah i do read, though it has reduced a lot because of my office and different other activities... i do miss my times when i used to be awake all night just to finish up on a certain interesting novel... i am glad i do still read because the last book i read by Chetan Bhagat called as Revolution 2020 made me emotional and gave a real touch to the reality that exists around...
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• India
23 Nov 11
That's really a good book . You are right our jobs have reduced our time for reading . Thanks for your response .
@vasumathi (438)
• India
22 Nov 11
I do like reading books daily. I prefer to read hard books rather than reading books online. If i have started to read books, i dont even require anything including food
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• India
23 Nov 11
I was just like you vasumathi . Good that you still cherish your hard books . Books are definitely the food of our souls . Wish I could still read and enjoy like you !!!
@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
22 Nov 11
I don't tend to read books as much, I prefer reading online, I find that more entertaining. It's easier to find stories which actually interest me online because books, you don't know if it's going to be good. I can't seem to find the books that interest me either in the library so I prefer to read online, stories written by people all over the world on the internet! I read from a few sites and I bookmark all my favorite authors. If they update some of their chapters, I would get pretty excited and start reading right away! I'm always checking for updates everyday! I love reading! It's something I do for leisure, so when I finish studying or school work, I simply just read after that. Reading also improves my literacy skills and vocabulary. I have an English exam coming up and I have to prepare 4 narratives, I better start reading now and get some good ideas for my stories!
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• India
22 Nov 11
You are lucky TripleO as you are still a student and has so much exposure and time . All the best for your exam Good wishes
• United States
27 Jan 12
I haven't read an actual book in a couple of years. Like you I would like to read more, but it's hard to find time to do it. That may be something that I should try to make a change in this year. Finding more time to read.
• India
27 Jan 12
We are sailing in the same boat friend . I too hope to find some time to read this year .