Do you think that anyone can read too much??

@AnnaB87 (761)
United States
May 3, 2007 2:14pm CST
Sometimes I think they can, have two children that will read all day everyday if I let them, they would even rather read than eat at times. My daddy is like too, only he would read, eat, watch tv, listen to the radio and drink a cup of tea. And try to carry on a conversation with someone. It is no wonder I am so easily distracted. And my dad he could keep track of everything, and I don't know how he did that. I wonder if that led to his stroke later on in life. Maybe he put too much in his brain.
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• United States
6 May 07
I'm afraid I am one that could read too much, to the extent of not getting other things done that I should. Since I'm self-employed, I have to exercise some discipline as to reading time!
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@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
6 May 07
What kind of self-employment do you have?? I have heard that you can read books and write reviews on them for pay, that would be idea for someone who likes to read I think. I am trying to get several businesses going, but so far I am not doing so great but maybe one of these days...
• United States
6 May 07
I have a small yarn and book shop. So reading is part of my job, too, but I can't do TOO much of it. I review books but no one has paid me for reviewing yet! I haven't looked for places that might pay, though; it's a thought!
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@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
6 May 07
I have heard that amazon does but I am not sure how to ge started., I would like to visit your shop if I had money and it was near by, one of my favorite things to buy is yarn so I can make things, I have been making towels and a variety of other things to sell. Hopefully I will start selling again so I will make some money, I need to pay off bills. And I want to buy some land one of these days
@KATRINKA (1658)
• United States
6 May 07
I don't think one can read too much. People read too little as it is! There are proper times and places to read as for anything else. I'd much rather have someone buried in a book than someone who is addicted to computer games such as WoW. I read to learn as well as to be entertained.
@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
6 May 07
I agree with you. And what is the computer game WoW I have never heard of that.
@KATRINKA (1658)
• United States
6 May 07
WoW stands for World of Warcraft. It's a role-playing game that the kids do online with people from all over the world. The graphics are amazing, and there's a lot of thought and strategy involved, but I'd much rather see them reading.
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@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
6 May 07
Okay, I was just wondering. I don't know anything about these games.
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
3 May 07
My sister had that problem with my neice. She could never get her to do anything because she was always reading. It caused my sister stress to realize she would occassionally have to punish her daughter for reading. But when it got down to not finishing her homework or doing other things that were expected of her, she had no other choice.... I can't believe that about your dad, wow. I can do many things while watching TV, in fact I have to because I get bored just sitting there, but reading is not one of them. That's amazing.
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@AnnaB87 (761)
• United States
3 May 07
He was a speed reader, and I think he had a very short attention span so maybe doing things this way helped him some I am not sure...
@nurusha (96)
• Malaysia
6 May 07
yes. maybe. its depend to many people. maybe their can read many books. who know right?
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@brimia (6585)
• United States
4 May 07
That's wonderful that they love to read so much. Usually children prefer TV and video games while eating junk food. Reading is a great hobby and great for their vocabulary and imagination. Maybe you could have healthy snacks (trail mix, fruit..) near them while they read.
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@hezoid (2147)
4 May 07
I think reading a lot may end up straining your eyes, in the same way that watching TV or staring at a monitor whilst on a computer can. I also think that your brain can only absorb so much information at any given time and that you may find if you've been reading all day there comes a point when you can't take any more in!
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4 May 07
Be glad your children like to read, there are millins who don't. Most kids would rather sit in front of the television or computer screen and watch cartoons or play video games. Reading is an education in itself hun.
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@jc_star10 (954)
• Indonesia
4 May 07
I don't think so. I heard when someone is practicing his brain quite a lot, it hard to get a stroke. That because his brain is functioning better everyday, so it's like giving it exercise. I don't know if that true or not, but that's make sense to me. I read too much too..LOL. I love to read. I read any single writing that in front of me. And i carry book anywhere to read.
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@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
4 May 07
I love reading too, just give me a good book and you won't see me for quite a while! lol I think it's great that your kids are so into, I'd rather than than have them glued to the tv, plus it will really help them with their english in school.
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@PunkyMcPunk (1477)
• Canada
4 May 07
I read a LOT. Actually I do more reading than most other things. I read while I am walking down the sidewalk and crossing at the crosswalk. I read on my breaks at work and while I am walking back to my desk (at work). I read after my son goes to bed and before I go to sleep myself. I don't think reading is bad. But if you do too much of it, I find that it gives me a headache and I also get out and am active during the day as well. You need to find balance for your children because you don't want them to sit around all day reading and not exercising and playing outside.
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
3 May 07
I used to read like that. I'd sit on the couch reading a book while watching tv and eating or drinking all at the same time. My dad would come up and want to change the channel and I'd tell him I was watching it. He'd ask how could I since I was reading. I'd then tell him exactly what was going on in the show/movie and what was happening in the book. He'd storm off mad because of it. Even now I'll be on line doing things and watching tv. I'll eat or drink while I'm doing it as well. I don't think there is anything wrong with reading or being able to multi-task. I think it's great that your kids want to do that. Reading can open up a lot of good things for them.