Book lovers

@marky7 (539)
Independence, Louisiana
April 4, 2016 9:37am CST
After reading all the responses to a few of my discussions I have realized a new discussion of sorts. What would the world do if there were no books. I remember the book 'The Time Machine' do you think the world would be like that. A world of non-thinkers.
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@silvermist (20085)
• India
4 Apr 16
I can't imagine a world without nooks. Here is a quote by Cicero. “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
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@marky7 (539)
• Independence, Louisiana
7 Apr 16
What would we do without the great thinkers like Cicero and others that were like him.
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@JohnRoberts (61421)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Apr 16
We are well on our way to a world of non-thinkers.
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@kaka135 (14065)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 16
If there were no books, people would be telling stories to others, and they would tell the same stories to others based on their memories, which might be different from the original ones. There were really no books before the papers or other forms of "books" were invented, I don't think there were no-thinkers. There were still great thinkers in those time.
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@marky7 (539)
• Independence, Louisiana
6 Apr 16
I believe that is how writers came about for the storytellers wanted their stories to stick even with all the changes the storytellers shared.
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@kaka135 (14065)
• Malaysia
14 Apr 16
@marky7 Yes, I read that Grimms brothers actually went and listen to stories from those storytellers, and that's why there are many different versions of their stories.
@marky7 (539)
• Independence, Louisiana
15 Apr 16
@kaka135 Come to think about it I have a leather bound book of Grimm's fairy tales I bought quite awhile ago I think I am going to start reading it and maybe even right some reviews of those stories here on MyLot.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
4 Apr 16
Makes me wonder how they got on in Fahrenheit 451
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@Corbin5 (113506)
• United States
4 Apr 16
Yes, a world without books would result in humans who would struggle with anything they tried to do.
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@Shavkat (65169)
• Philippines
4 Apr 16
I think the world will not be educated without books. If there is no book, literacy will be low in incidence.
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@flapiz (4418)
• Australia
4 Apr 16
I wouldn't say a world of non thinkers cause even back in the Stone Age our ancestors managed pretty well without books. They managed to discover fire, hunt in groups, and form communities. I think it is human nature to think. Although I do think that books really widened our horizons and improved our creativity. And I think a world without books is a tad bit greyer.
@marky7 (539)
• Independence, Louisiana
4 Apr 16
I was thinking about that future society in The Time Machine. The one that was afraid of the Morlach. They knew what books were but did not know what they were for.
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@flapiz (4418)
• Australia
4 Apr 16
@marky7 I haven't read that book, YET
@marky7 (539)
• Independence, Louisiana
4 Apr 16
@flapiz Actually the copy I bought was in the children's section in a bookstore and it was very cheap and I have read it before and it is a book that is a book you will want to read again and again even though it is science fiction in a way and I am not really into science fiction but there is something about time travel.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
7 Apr 16
Can't even imagine such a world!
@marky7 (539)
• Independence, Louisiana
7 Apr 16
I can not either, but you never know with all the technology that is coming out.
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@Scindhia (1943)
• Chennai, India
7 Apr 16
@marky7 I'd better start saving all my books then, just in case
@JESSY3236 (7113)
• United States
13 Apr 16
There is a book series like that. It is called Matched. In it people weren't allowed books, music, or anything. And the book series Witch and Wizard also talked about a world without books and music. It's scary to think about.
@marky7 (539)
• Independence, Louisiana
15 Apr 16
I will have to look for these books are they in bookstores or just online.
@Marty1 (35555)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Apr 16
@marky7 excellent discussion! I am going to have to find the Time machine. Who is the author? I didn't read for awhile then last night I started reading again. I didn't get to a book yet as I was reading newspapers then got really dizzy and sleepy and we nt to bed! But I am going to at least start a book tonight and read as many books as possible. Couldn;t find a boo on my Kindle I wanted to read! I wasn't in the mood for any of them. But I am going to find one tonight for sure! Thanks for reminding me how much I adore reading!! I will be reading tonight! I am definitely going to read some of a book every day! Thanks again!
@marky7 (539)
• Independence, Louisiana
6 Apr 16
H.G. Wells is the author of The Time Machine. This is a book for all ages really. Enjoy the reading.
@Dawwriter (248)
• Pakistan
7 Apr 16
A world without books would be very bleak indeed.
@CRK109 (14433)
• United States
5 Apr 16
What an interesting supposition. I can't imagine a world without books. But then again, before there were books, there were stories. There were the real life stories and the imagined stories and the purely fantasy stories. I don't think that would change. We would just be a people who sat and talked to one another more. To tell the stories. :)
@LeaPea2417 (21635)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr 16
The world would be dismal without books and a lot more uneducated.
@AnneEJ (4984)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
4 Apr 16
I just can't imagine not having books around.