Do you read often ?????

@JUNGLE (1157)
South Africa
August 19, 2007 8:35am CST
If your job does'nt require any reading,do you take the trouble to read for yourself?I read everyday,newspapers, magazines,books,and any piece of writing I can lay my hands on no matter how small it may be.Reading is excellent exercise for the mind.
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• Switzerland
20 Aug 07
I am still in school and I can honestly say that I read beyond what is on our syllabus. I read the newspapers everyday and I really see to it that allot time for it as I really read each section except for the sports news. I also read a variety of magazines and books and almost anything really. There's always something new to learn!
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
20 Aug 07
You are a reader after my own heart. Keep it up and indeed you most certainly will learn something new each and every time you read,and you will also gain a tremendous amount of knowledge with each passing day.!!!LOL!!!
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@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
19 Aug 07
I read constantly. It doesn't matter whether it's the newspaper or a book, or the back of the Cornflakes packet. I'm a constant reader.
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
19 Aug 07
You are very much like me in this way.I find myself reading everything even if it is something that I'm not particularly interested in.!!!LOL!!
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
19 Aug 07
I dont believe that there is any clutter in your head the mind is a marvelous instrument that sorts everything out.What you are actually doing is exercising this wonderful instrument.
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@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
20 Aug 07
Yes, I agree it's a marvellous instrument. But when I'm lying in bed at night dozing, it's surprising what a clutter there seems to be! LOL
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@DJules (55)
• United States
19 Aug 07
When people ask what I like to read, my husband will jokingly tell them, "She reads anything with words in it." Which is pretty close to the truth, I am an absolute bookworm. I spend time in the morning reading email, blogs, forums, and news online, and will pick up a book or magazine during the day if I have a few moments to spare. I end every day by reading a chapter or two of a novel before I drift off to sleep.
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
19 Aug 07
I get my love of reading from both my parents who were avid readers.They could read right through the night.The thing that never ceases to amaze me is that both of them had very little education and were largely self taught.
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@DJules (55)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I think that sometimes being self-taught is the best way to go! (We actually homeschool our kids.) There's something about being in charge of your own education that helps keep a passion for learning alive that sometimes gets a bit squashed when you have someone telling you what you are "supposed" to be learning.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
21 Aug 07
I read alot everyday. I started reading when I was four and have never stopped. AT PEACE WITHIN
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
21 Aug 07
I started at around six and I will never stop as well Good going twoey68 just you keep at it.!!!!LOL!!!!
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• United States
20 Aug 07
I love to read as well, sometimes I will re-read a book I love, or try somthing that I would'nt normally pick up. I just finished 1984 by George Orwell and now I'm reading a childrens book that looked interesting. I agree with JUNGLE as long as your reading somthing you are exercising the mind.
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
20 Aug 07
I love it when you say that after finishing George Orwell's 1984 you began reading a children's book.This is very good practise in reading.!!!LOL!!!
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@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
Reading is a virtue that everyone must have. There are a lot of benefits we get from reading. I do read a lot when I was in school, mostly textbooks and reference materials. But now that I was done with school, all I'm reading is mylot discussions and newspaper, occasionally. Please share some of the good issues you've come accross from your reading. We'll be glad to read them here, plus you'll never run out of things to posts too.
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
20 Aug 07
Everything you say about reading is true.I am glad that you have not abandoned reading after leaving school.Newspapers are a first class example of good reading as are magazines,the internet e.t.c.I notice however that you have not included books.Get hold of some books,any sort,and you will notice how much more pleasurable,entertaining and informing reading will be for you.!!!LOL!!!
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@nickventere (1423)
• Zambia
20 Aug 07
Reading is one of my hobbies and I find it very enlightening. I read a lot of current affairs in the newspapers and sites and I also love to be updated on the political front. I love reading about my work, too, that way I get updated upstairs and enhance my capabilities inthat respect. I find reading quite enchanting and very resourceful.
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
20 Aug 07
Say no more my friend,you are most certainly going places.The part I like the best is where you say you love reading about your work,can you imagine how much better your work is right now?.!!!!LOL!!!!
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@healwell (1268)
• Ahmedabad, India
20 Aug 07
Yes, reading is intigrated part of life! Now a days i read mostly spiritual writings/books, or healing based books plus poetry and philosophical books! I have become selective because of time as well as choice also! One has to decide what to read and why? Am I right?
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
20 Aug 07
You are absolutely correct about that.I myself am still at a stage where my interests are many and varied,but I know that a time will arrive when I too will become selective and choose just one kind of writing.I think that your personal choice of subjects are nothing short of excellent.Keep at it by all means.!!!LOL!!!
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@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
20 Aug 07
I read absolutely every day. Online, Newspapers, Magazines and Books. Anything that interests me and I can get my hands on! I like to keep my mind as well as my body fit and alert.
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
20 Aug 07
You definitely will keep your mind fit and alert by reading,Malyck.I like your range of reading material,keep at it my friend.!!!lol!!!
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• United States
19 Aug 07
I love to read my favorite newspaper is the FinalCall. I read my local newspaper to. My latest book was Economic Hitman very interesting read. Maybe you can suggest some books to read.
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
19 Aug 07
It is excellent to read newspapers.I am glad that you have a favorite one.I suggest that you read a few of the classics.Look out for authors like Charles Dickens,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling and Emily Bronte,to name just a few.Ofcourse there are many fantastic modern writers to choose from too like Wilbur Smith,James Hadley Chase,and Tom Wolfe, again to name just a few.But you go ahead and do some hunting, the options are limitless.!!!LOL!!
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• Philippines
19 Aug 07
Yes i do read alot. My professors require me to read the business section of the daily. And it has also been my custom to read the newspaper every morning before i have breakfast.
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
19 Aug 07
Do you realise that you now know more about business than the average person?Reading is very empowering. Just keep at it!!!!LOL!!!
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@cikedo (3486)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I read about one novel a month. The rest of the things I read are articles on the internet and magazines.
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
19 Aug 07
Thats great! cikedo! is there any particular type of novel that you go for like romance,spy thrillers, adventure or period pieces?!!!LOL!!
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@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
19 Aug 07
I read a lot. I often go to the library and take out stacks of books. It's just something I enjoy.
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
19 Aug 07
Thats great!do you also buy books?I have quite a library here at home.I have all kinds of books,ranging from fact to fiction,drawing,painting,martial arts,old movies,the list is endless,and ofcourse I have many paperback books on westerns and other adventure stories.I dont believe that I would ever stop buying and reading books.!!!!LOL!!!
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I work for the public library. But I'm not required to read. I do enjoy reading though. Not the newspapers and I rarely read magazines. But I do read books and I read news articles on the internet.
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
19 Aug 07
That is good enough for me,raychill,just keep it up.lol!!!
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@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
19 Aug 07
i also love to read pretty much anything i can get my hands on...but my favourite thing to read is history...i am a history fanatic, i very seldom read fiction...
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
19 Aug 07
Lets say that as a subject history is good food and fiction is the after dinner sweet or pudding.!!LOL!!
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@Coolgeth (1215)
• India
22 Aug 07
No i dont read often..I hate reading books.Good Luck!!
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
22 Aug 07
Thanks for your response and Good Luck to you too.LOL!!!!!
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• United States
23 Aug 07
I read every day. I'll read pretty much anything, magazines, books, newspapers, the back of the cereal box. I have always loved reading. I find it harder to find time to just sit and read since we've had kids. So now I read in spurts. Sometimes it's just one sentence at a time and other times I may get in a few pages. Right now I'm reading 6 or 7 books and I have a few that I've requested from the library. I think my mind would turn to mush if I stopped reading.
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
24 Aug 07
A fine mind like yours will never turn to mush.Your reading style is about the best I have ever heard of.!!!!LOL!!!!
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• United States
24 Aug 07
Thanks *blush*. I'm addicted to reading. There is no way that I could go for more than an hour or 2 without reading. I'm glad you started this topic it's nice to see that there are so many people who like to read.
@lantisb3 (114)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
I don't read books often but i do research stuff on the net which requires reading.Although I am fond of reading magazines, I seldom read the articles because I just look at the pictures.heheheh!
@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
24 Aug 07
You are off to a good start,but why dont you make reading maybe just one a book a month a habit?Reading is a super tonic for the mind, body and spirit.It is relaxing, enjoyable,and you definitely learn a whole lot more.!!!!LOL!!!!!