Books

Denmark
March 30, 2007 4:44pm CST
Do you own a lot of books? The reason I ask is that I own a lot of books, but it's my understanding that young people today don't really have books in their home, now we all just use the Internet. What are your views on this?
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13 responses
@Kythe42 (1412)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Well how young do you consider to be young? I'm 23 and I have loads of books. I've been a book worm from a very young age. I do admit though that I don't read nearly as much as I used to and I do blame the internet for that.
@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
4 Apr 07
I fall into this category as well, only 21 though. More books than I have room for but in my opinion I'm understocked.
@snowflake5 (1580)
• United States
1 Apr 07
I own loads of books, they are scattered around my house, and some are stored in boxes because I don't have anywhere else to put them. But I'm also online a lot. I don't think the net will replace books. For me the net has replaced newspapers. I tend to read the news and articles online. It's too difficult to read a whole book online though. This is partly because online you have to scroll to read (the net is really a throw-back to the very early scrolled parchment forms). Scrolling for ages at a time is hard work, you tend to lose your place. Which is why parchment scrolls were replaced with books. And you can get comfy reading a book, eg on the sofa or lying down in bed. It's hard to do that with a computer!
• United States
1 Apr 07
true, but you can try a program called ybook reader..it sets yuor pages just like a book so you dont have to scroll, i think m$ reader does the same thing..I guess I am spoiled because I use a laptop, so I can take to bed, although it certainly isnt as comfortable as a dog-eared aperback in my hands..lol
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I own a lot of books, and my father owns a large number as well; To be honest I have more books to put than I do anything else; If I get my own place, I want a room for a library.
@DeaXyza (577)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I have so many books that my husband is flabbergasted as to how one single person can have the possible energy to buy so many books and still go out scouring out for more. I go buy books at both the library sales and buy a lot too! And also pick up atleast one book if I go to a bookstore ( I have never returned home empty handed from a book store)yeah I am a mad, bad girl.
@paresh27 (87)
• India
10 Apr 07
now most of the people using xerox of book
@bluewings (3857)
10 Apr 07
While the time people spend with books has been cut down , I still think there are lots of people who love reading.I have many books ,but I can never have enough.Internet is fun and a great way of interacting with people and making new friends ,but books are almost another virtual world that can be exciting if we choose the right ones.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
2 Apr 07
I own tons of books. My den has one wall of bookcases floor to ceiling and I have 2 more in my guest room and one in my living room. Books to me are like good friends. Sometimes I go back to a book that I have not read in years and enjoy it again. I read books mostly in English but also in French and German. I used to own a lot more books but then I moved from my house into this condo where I have less space. There is something exciting about a bookstore and a new book. I can't explain what the attraction is but I guess one acquires this love for books in childhood. Nowadays I try to only keep books which I received as presents and which are inscribed to me by the person who gave me the books. If I buy a book I try to get it in paperback because of the cost and when I am finished with it I pass it along to a friend. The internet is great and I spend a great deal of time reading on the internet but nothing beats the good feeling I have when I lie down on the sofa with a new book and a nice cup of rooibos tea on the coffee table beside me. The only thing missing from this scenario is a nice fireplace with a flame in it. I am working on this but it will have to be an electric fireplace.
• Hong Kong
2 Apr 07
I own a lot of books (some of them are even not read) and I love to have something to read all the time if I feel like it. I am not sure about every country, but from where I live, it's always the "lack of reading culture" among youngster. Mostly they prefer using the internet, chatting with friends online, or computer games.
• United States
30 Mar 07
YEah, I guess it would depend on how young is young in your eyes. I am 30 and own a ton of books, and spend hours upon hours at the library, so I guess it all depends. And yes, I do have internet access at home, and a TON of eBooks as well:)
@PunkyMcPunk (1477)
• Canada
30 Mar 07
I have over 3000 books and I am 26 years old. However, I grew up in a household filled with books. My father owned over 1000 books himself which I was always allowed to help myself to. Also as children, we were allowed to watch only so many hours of television a week. We were encouraged to find other ways to amuse ourselves. My little brother took up hunting and outdoor activities, I took up reading! I buy books on a weekly basis and my collection is always growing. I am having an issue with this because I now have too many books and not enough space for them.
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
30 Mar 07
I am 25 and LOVE to read!! I always would read with my mom at night and I guess that made me appreciate books more (because I was reading and spending time with my mom). I have bookshelves fuul of books and every now and them I go through and get rid of some so I can make room for more =)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Depends on what you mean by young people. I'm 23 and probably own well over 300 in various places. Now if I just had shelves for them all.
• United States
30 Mar 07
I have a ton of books and have either sold, donated, or thrown away a ton more over the last few years. Most of my books, now, are either loaned to me or I get from the library. I don't need to read most books more than once. So, the only books I buy are how-to and reference books.