Being a Bookworm

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@allen0187 (18960)
Philippines
May 2, 2016 11:28pm CST
Good day to all the myLotters out there. One of my pleasures in life is reading a good book. I started young when it came to reading. I would read anything and everything I could get my hands on to. No genre is off limits to me... crime mysteries, action, suspense, science fiction, biographies, and even the occasional rom-com. I would read it all. Sometimes I find myself reading two to three books at a time. I would spend my 'me' time curled up in a ball and losing myself in the worlds that came alive with every letter, every word, and every chapter. Each turn of the page is a new journey and adventure to be experienced. As fast as I would finish a book, I'd immediately start a new one to read. No day passed that I didn't picked up one of my books and read. Now, even with the advent of technology, I find myself sticking to books... actual hard bound books, printed in ink. I have my kindle but nothing beats the feeling of turning the pages and looking at the creases of the covers and spine admiring each as if it were a mark of beauty. Any other bookworms out there?
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@toniganzon (33783)
• Philippines
3 May 16
There's a lot of bookworms here. But i'm not one of them. I'm just a worm. The book is still out there and I haven't got the chance to pick it up.
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
7 May 16
You are a very lovely worm sis!
@toniganzon (33783)
• Philippines
7 May 16
@allen0187 I wiggle too.
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
7 May 16
@toniganzon I'd like to see you wiggle.. and twerk as well.
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@Dextoi (1966)
• Philippines
11 May 16
I love to read books... once you get to read a book, there's no stopping there. However, my work and projects don't allow me to read a lot. So, I just read a book whenever I have some spare time. I'm currently, re-reading The Godfather... :)
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
11 May 16
'The Godfather' is a favorite of mine. Have re-read the whole book and my favorite parts of it repeatedly.
@Dextoi (1966)
• Philippines
11 May 16
@allen0187 and I love to watch the movie over again lol...
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
11 May 16
@Dextoi yeah, I wouldn't mind watching the whole trilogy on my spare time.
@sunrisefan (16440)
• Philippines
3 May 16
In other words, those who read diligently write better and speak better English.
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
3 May 16
That is so true! If one wants to improve his writing, he needs to read more!
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@sunrisefan (16440)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@allen0187 Read plus interact with people like what we're doing here in Mylot :) It polishes our command of the English laguage more :)
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@sunrisefan very true. Reading and having conversations improve one's language.
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@zarlamain (23786)
• United States
26 May 16
You are not alone. I like to read myself. It's a nice escape from the stress.
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
29 May 16
Escape is a good word. Books tend to do that for me.
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@zarlamain (23786)
• United States
29 May 16
@allen0187 Books and music are good escapist tools for me.
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
29 May 16
@zarlamain a daily dose of music for me goes a long way!
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@SIMPLYD (71673)
• Philippines
12 May 16
I was also a bookworm in my high school days . But all that changed when i had my job already and with the advent of the internet . I barely have time to read anymore .
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
14 May 16
You should make time to read @SIMPLYD .
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@SIMPLYD (71673)
• Philippines
16 May 16
@allen0187 Yes, i know . But it's just that i have limited time to do all the things i like to do , like reading , because i have my full time job that eats up most of my time .
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
16 May 16
@SIMPLYD good luck in managing your time then.
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@Lucky15 (31227)
• Philippines
3 May 16
Prefer books..paper. love that.smell
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
7 May 16
Yes! Yes! Yes!!! Especially new books!
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@Lucky15 (31227)
• Philippines
7 May 16
@marky7 (536)
• Independence, Louisiana
18 Jun 16
Me too.
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@rina110383 (21936)
3 May 16
Me! I love to read & study. I can spend several hours just inside my room reading books.
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
7 May 16
Time sure flies fast when we have a good book available.
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@marky7 (536)
• Independence, Louisiana
18 Jun 16
Very true.
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@MGjhaud (20617)
• Philippines
3 May 16
i'll go for hard copies over ebooks too. i love seeing them pile up and occasionally open an old one.
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
7 May 16
We are the same!
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@marky7 (536)
• Independence, Louisiana
18 Jun 16
Me too as well to this.
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@JudyEv (85869)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 May 16
I love my books and don't have a kindle. I doubt I would ever be bothered buying one either. Books can be a marvellous escape.
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
7 May 16
Books are a marvelous escape - yes indeed!!!
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@marky7 (536)
• Independence, Louisiana
18 Jun 16
@allen0187 I totally agree with this idea.
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@imravi (2376)
• India
3 May 16
Not a bookworm but yes I like to read...I have one friend who is a bookworm as he reads everything...like you....:)
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
3 May 16
Reading is a gateway to other worlds!!!
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@imravi (2376)
• India
3 May 16
@allen0187 Yeah I read this quote in some other article also...and yes it's a gateway to other worlds..!!
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• Canada
4 May 16
I used to be a bookworm but my reading has declined these past few years. I must admit that I, like you much prefer the feel of a real book and the turning of physical pages. But since I have bought my tablet, I also will admit that I enjoy reading books on it especially when I am travelling either by bus or just visiting my in laws on the weekend. Bringing a small tablet is easier than bringing a book which can be very bulky depending on the number of pages. I guess that I enjoy both the old fashion and the new technology. But thank you for your post and giving me and everybody else the opportunity to respond.
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
7 May 16
Reading a tablet isn't the same as reading an actual book. That's just my opinion.
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@marlina (53877)
• Canada
3 May 16
I love to read but do not consider myself a bookworm. I only read printed books.
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
7 May 16
Yup! Count me as well.
@teamfreak16 (28344)
• Manitou Springs, Colorado
3 May 16
I wouldn't classify myself as a total bookworm. I love to read, but go through long spells where I don't read anything.
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
7 May 16
To each his own!
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@sunrisefan (16440)
• Philippines
3 May 16
It's good that you're a bookworm. Seldom you can find people like you these days. Things you read from books stay longer in the memory than those you see on DVD (book stories made into movies). The students of yesterday who read books learned much better and spoke and wrote English well than those who do not.
@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
3 May 16
Not a day passes that I do not pick up a book and read.
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@sunrisefan (16440)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@allen0187 You're a voracious reader indeed :)
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@allen0187 (18960)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@sunrisefan it is a habit, I will admit that much.
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@marky7 (536)
• Independence, Louisiana
17 Jun 16
I also read whatever I can get my hands on as well preferring to read hardback and paperback books over a nook or kindle. I like to actually turn a page to read what happens next. I even reread books as well.