Do we read books?

@andygogo (1580)
China
December 26, 2006 1:12pm CST
I've read posts here and there from a lot of people who think the advance of computers has people reading dramatically less books. I think people read a whole lot less 'documentation' types of books, because that is better done with computers. In terms of novels and novel series, I think people must still read a lot. Publishers couldn't make much financial use of the net as a market, so books are still printed in mass. What do you ubuntuers read, if you still do? I bet there's a lot of science fiction. One of my alltime favorties authors would have to be Isaac Asimov and his Foundation series.
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@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I surf the net relentlessly AND I read relentlessly. I love a good mystery. I also love non-fiction books. To me, to not read is sinful! Reading brings knowledge and knowledge brings power!
@1118786 (114)
• India
27 Dec 06
christmas - its really a merry christmas
yes u r absolutely correct. i also use to read a lot of books. most of my books are based on recent inventories and computers. As i m an Computer Engg. i use to read a lot books on Computers. I also love to read books such as novels and magazines.
• United States
27 Dec 06
I can never let go of actually sitting down and reading a book. The peace and mind stimulation it brings you is uncomparable to even the net! I prefer biographies myself, especially non fiction because they are so moving and inspirational. The net I use more so for research and quick referencing.
@andygogo (1580)
• China
14 May 07
Hi, you mean your are a computer engineer? It's a great job! Do you always buy the book you read?
@feralcat (426)
• Canada
26 Dec 06
I love the printed matter. Computers will never take that away from me. I can lie on the couch and grab a book or lie in bed with a book. I read anything and everything. From fiction to philosophy to animal care books. Some of my favorite fiction is from Douglas Coupland and one of my all time favorite fiction books has to be Hopeful Monsters by Nicholas Mosley.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Yea I'm the same way...I love to read actual books and have a fairly decent collection started and ever growing..Reading online just isnt satisfying for me..
@andygogo (1580)
• China
14 May 07
Hi, do you ofter buy some books or borrow books? Which way do you think is good for your reading?
• India
27 Dec 06
readin novels or largely text filled e-books isnt that convinient as readin a book... though magazines /comics r better read as e-books .... paper thin screens could change da notion though :D
@andygogo (1580)
• China
14 May 07
Hi, my friend, can you tell me what is " readin novels"?
@padhukr (2267)
• India
27 Dec 06
yes. i like reading books.
@andygogo (1580)
• China
14 May 07
Do you have plenty of time to read?
@babs6219 (153)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I read a lot of Laurell K. Hamilton, and her stuff falls into horror and fantasy genres. I don't think I read as many books as I did a few years ago, but that may also be because I have less free time than I did a few years ago.
@andygogo (1580)
• China
14 May 07
Hi, can you tell me what are you busy with these days?
@padhukr (2267)
• India
27 Dec 06
i read the magazine book only.
@andygogo (1580)
• China
14 May 07
Hi, do you think the magazine is more funny than other books?
@beverly1 (1130)
• United States
27 Dec 06
i like to read when i was in school now i just dont have time i read when i get a change
@andygogo (1580)
• China
14 May 07
HI, you needn't to read many books in school? Can you tell me which country are you from?
• India
26 Dec 06
I love to read books.Though lots of e-books are available in internet but books are the oldest source of getting information.And another thing is that the poor people,villagers who are not aware of INTERNET from where they can get informations to read....Book is only source for them.
@andygogo (1580)
• China
14 May 07
Yes, we do know a lot from the internet, especilally news. I don't feel very well when I face to the monitor, so I'd rather choose paper to read. hehe
@desiret (2124)
• Italy
26 Dec 06
it could be possible that people does not read as in the past. to be honest i read a lot, it is one of my favourite hobbies. i read even if i don't have enough time to do it... generally i try to find half an hour in the office, during my lunch time! i read everything, but i prefere fantasy, thriller...
@andygogo (1580)
• China
14 May 07
Hi, sorry to be so late, can you tell me how many books do you ususally read a week?
• United States
14 May 07
I read a lot of self-help, motivational and other types of books that will educate me. I'm sure this information is available online as an ebook, report, series of articles, blog post or whatever else . . . but there's nothing that beats curling up with a good book, to me. I can't exactly curl up with my lap top very comfortably.
• United States
14 May 07
I read a lot of self-help, motivational and other types of books that will educate me. I'm sure this information is available online as an ebook, report, series of articles, blog post or whatever else . . . but there's nothing that beats curling up with a good book, to me. I can't exactly curl up with my lap top very comfortably.
@melody1011 (1664)
• India
28 Dec 06
I love reading and can read jus about anything except books based during the world wars. I also prefer fiction to non-fiction. Non fiction is very boring for me. I generally read at least a book a day and sometimes it has even gone up to 4 books in a day. I love reading and prefer it anyday over watching television. My Fav author is Clive Cussler.
@xiongqh (792)
• Hong Kong
28 Dec 06
I often do read book, maybe we can get read experience, but I don't like that, I like hand a book and I can read it quitely,it is wonderful. if you read in front of cpmputer, you cannot get some reading pleasure. and IF you sit front of computer, it is bad for your eyes, but reading books don't lead this happened.
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
There still lies a sense of enjoyment for me when I'm holding a good book and sniffing the distinctive smell of a still mint-condition book as I let my hand run thru the pages while holding it close to my nose. Okay, that may have sounded weird but, I'm easily transported into the places and the events captured by the printed word. I've never had much patience scrolling through e-books and it's such a strain to the eyes after a couple of hours of staring at your tube. There's still some kick out of reading a suspense,true crime, graphic novel, satire, etc. What ARE ubuntuers, by the way?
@_Greeneye_ (1526)
• India
27 Dec 06
yes i like to read book
• India
27 Dec 06
hey i read most of the books on my computer now...because i can find ebooks easily and it does not cost u anything...and to top all that...i use text to speech convertors so that i jus have to listen...not even read...compters really make our life so easy !!
• United States
27 Dec 06
i think we are not reading as much as we should. proven is that in college this year, in English, only 4 people could name their favorite author and give a reason why. luckily, my history teacher in 10th grade had us read a crapload of stuff.... and i was able to give multiple reasons why my favorite author was my favorite.
@achumama (506)
• India
27 Dec 06
I like to read books..
@patootie (3593)
27 Dec 06
I read just as much as I used to if not more ... I read all kinds of books from lightweight novels to flippin' heavy non fiction books ... My preference is for horror, scifi, supernatural, but I avidly read biographies, geographical, historical, philosophical etc etc books as well ... I find it very hard to get off to sleep without I read a few chapters of the latest book I'm reading ... I read anything up to 4 books a week ...