Reading More or Less?
January 25, 2008 4:40am CST
Are you reading less books now than before you started using computers? I'm sad to say that I definately am..I used to read at least 2 books a week. That trickled down to 1 and then to starting a book and not finishing, and then to not reading one book in the past year! One of my resolutions for New Year's was to start reading again, and I have yet to read one even though I have boxes of uponed books from book clubs that I'm in. How about you? Has this happened to you if you read a lot before, or do you read about the same amount of books since 'puters?
• United States
25 Jan 08
I read fewer books now, but I read on the internet all the time and I feel that makes up for at least part of it. There is a lot of information and even some good fiction to be found on the computer. I find that my attention span is shorter when it comes to reading real books, though.
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 08
Before I got into using a computer I wrote very quickly and this was good in exams. I read more books then because I was studying English Literature. Reading promotes good spelling I think. Reading lots of books is good for your imagination and thoughts about different themes. I think classic novels are books that everyone should enjoy. I think modern novels are also enjoyable to read. People should choose novels or poems about things that they are interested in. Non-fiction books are also nice to read and can be quite informative. Books can be expensive to buy and many books can take up lots of space. Joining and borrowing books from a library is a good idea. I hope that you will enjoy reading lots of great books. Have you thought of making a brief note about each one? Then you could build up a record of how many books you are reading instead of being on your computer so much of the time.