How many people still read books?

United States
March 9, 2007 12:35pm CST
I've noticed that no one reads books anymore unless they have to. I guess I'd have to say that about myself but not because I don't want to but because I don't have the time to. Do you still like to read books? If so, What kind?
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• Singapore
9 Mar 07
Nope, not entirely true. At least I am still an avid reader of real books! :P I love fiction - fantasy and sci fic. I always have a book with me, and would "exchange" them at the library when I finish it. ;-)
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• United States
9 Mar 07
I wish I still had time to do that.
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@kris_02ph (564)
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
i read books sometimes. i read the bestsellers. the last one i've read from cover to cover was the da vinci code, oh! that was a long time ago... hahaha
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@Meace84 (101)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I love reading. I am currently reading Stephen King. You could always find time to read before you go to sleep. That's usually when I read. I find it relaxes me. Plus, there's no noise around to bother me.
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• India
9 Mar 07
I guess thats not true. I for one read plenty of books. I go in for autobiographies and moving stories..preferably classics.
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• United States
10 Mar 07
I LOVE books. I read at least one book every couple of weeks. I could read so much faster if I didn't have kids and this darn Mylot that I am addicted to! LOL I do read a lot, though. I love it. My favorite books are horror/suspense. I love Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Anne Rice, etc. I like a book that grabs my attention from the beginning and I am enthralled until the last sentence. I love to be SO into the book, that I catch myself heart racing and skimming ahead just to see what is going to happen a couple of paragraphs later. :) These are MY type of books!! :)
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• United States
10 Mar 07
That sounds like me if only I had more time to read. I have trouble finding books I like too.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
9 Mar 07
I simply love to read books. In fact, I have my own library where I collect books. I boast of a good Asimov Collection, Crichton Collection, R.K. Narayan Collection apart for a lot of other fiction writers and management gurus. I also try and encourage others to take up books and have also written articles on the art of taking up books as a hobby. You can read my complete article on this at the following link: http://www.epinions.com/content_3045499012 These days though it is difficult to get kids take up reading as a hobby as books have to complete with motion pictures on TV and Reality in the form of internet. Books suffer in comparison with both these, though Book reading is a wonderful habit. Cheers! Ram
• United States
9 Mar 07
Yeah I think most kids are replacing books with movies and tv shows. "Why read when I can watch it on TV?"
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
You are wrong my friend. I love to read books...from reference, history, inspirational to romance books and I certainly know a lot of people who loves to read books as I am. I am actually reading a book right now about herbal remedies and virgin coconut oil.
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• United States
10 Mar 07
well you know that I still love to read books. I just wish that I had more time.
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@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
I love reading books. I especially like sci-fi, mystery and murders. At times, I can even finished reading the whole book for the entire day. I have to admit though, that since joining mylot, I can read for about 3 pages only before hitting the bed. :)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I do. Dramas, Mysteries and Murders.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
I read legal thrillers. Also very scary stuff by Dean Koontz. He is my absolute favorite novelist. I read during lunch as a break from my web work. I also sometimes read historical novels. It may sound dumb but sometimes I just like to re-read an old cookbook for gourmet foods preparation.
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@soulist (2987)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I still read. I'm always reading the classic novels like Thoreau, Plato, Milton and so much more. Granted they are harder to read, but they are more interesting.
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@Rexy_leigh (1189)
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
When I was yet a little witty and nerdy girl, I used to be an avid fan of book... My mom used to give me a bunch of fairy tale book, bible story books, and all those stuffs. But when I started growing up and especially when I went to college I hardly even opened my subject text books...lol and I could only finish one romance novel in a year... :P the one I had last year was Danielle Steel's "Summer's End"... and for this year, I still haven't figured out what to grab. Am not totally lazy, well part of it yeah..but i consider time constraint as the main reason for me not reading books a lot.
• Canada
9 Mar 07
I still read books they range from adverture, horror, thrillers, to sci fi
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• Romania
10 Mar 07
unfortunately i have to admit i've joined your club. i haven't read a book since i don't really know when...and it's because of the exact same reason:i don't have the time... studying for my exams(i think i've got you all soooo tired about this subject lol)has really got my whole time covered. and when i don't have my nose stuck into those books, i just go out for a walk with my boyfriend or a group of friends. so there is absolutely no time left for reading books... i really do hope i won't do this anymore after i'm done with all this stress...wish me luck :P
• Romania
9 Mar 07
i read books, all kind, what really attracts me.