Do you enjoy reading?

@sun2day (1063)
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
May 2, 2008 2:44pm CST
I am happy to say that reading is my favourite hobby? I am always buying books.I have more books than I can ever finish reading. I sleep with them on my bed at times.I can switch reading from one book to another. I have loaned a few books to people and I never got them back, so I made a promise to myself I will not lend my books out. I would rather spend money and purchase a book or books for you. Lending books is not my fancy. Apparently, people tend to forget to return books when they borrow. I take my books seriously.
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
5 May 08
I would say reading is my favorite hobby as well. I also have many more books than I can read. The thing about that is though, I am always buying more. I love our local library. It has tons of books. I have to be careful with all my books lately though, whether they are from the library or one of my own. I say this because my four month old puppy seems to like to chew on the corners of my books and magazines. It's a good thing she is a small breed of dog or all the books that I moved from the floor to the counter would be torn to shreds.
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@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
6 May 08
Books are like jewels to me.Lots of people just love reading, and it does helps you to advance in knowledge. Thanks you my dear for your great response.
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
12 May 08
When you said that books are like jewels,that was greatly put.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 May 08
It's great to know, sun2day, that your are also a book lover. I have discovered that there are many of us here on myLot and have even played around with starting a book club for myLot members. We could share information on what we are currently reading, favorite authors, etc. Does this project appeal to you? I am currently enjoying Quicksand by Iris Johansen. It is a book in her continuing series about Eve Duncan, a phorensic sculptor who works to bring closure to the families of murdered children. Crime fiction is my favorite genre but I also like Horror and Fantasy.
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@patgalca (15627)
• Orangeville, Ontario
3 May 08
I do like it when someone tells us about a book they are reading and recommends it. I write it in my little notebook to keep an eye out for it. Unfortunately I have had little to share in what I have been reading because, well, I'm not getting a whole lot of reading done. But I have shared a few I thought worthy of recommending.
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
18 May 08
I would like to know more about mylot book club. Thanks for sharing this with me. Thanks for responding.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
3 May 08
Yeah, i love reading its passion and if some one say that stay home and read boooks, i will be more than happy and i wonrt get bored Take care
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@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
18 May 08
Thanks for your response.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
19 May 08
U r welcome Take care
@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
8 May 08
reading was my hobby before since i am a child. i have a huge collections of books. i have a small library at home. i love collecting books. my plan is to put up a library for our family but my hobby is forgotten now because reading is not my hobby anymore, due to the internet i am more addicted to internet than reading. i only read books if it is need with my subject in school. thanks for reminding me on my hobby before.
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@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
8 May 08
I think the internet is good, but it robs us of many of our hobbies. Thanks for responding.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
6 May 08
Hi there, I love reading. I buy books which I am interested during grand books fair. I usually could get my favorite books with lower price during such occasion. Though I have bought lots of interesting books, there are still lots of them in the book shelves waiting for me to read. I am a slow reader and I rather enjoy reading few pages daily. It’s more interesting to read different books a day. By reading I could acquire knowledge and enhance my language skill. I totally agree with you that books will never come back to us again if we lend them to someone. So I always feel reluctant to lend my books to others as many of my books are precious collection. It’s not money matter anyway, I am just afraid I could never have them back again if they are books out of print.
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@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
8 May 08
Thanks for responding. I too regrets when my books are not returned.
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• Pakistan
6 May 08
i love to read every book, except the one i study in university
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@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
8 May 08
Reading helps to enhance our learning ability. Thanks for responding.
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@wrynmac (27)
5 May 08
I absolutely love to read. I remember learning how to read in kindergarten and wondering why I hadn't known how long before then. I, too, have more books that I could ever finish but I like them so I keep on buying them. One thing I have about my books is that I don't like dog-eared pages so I always give out a bookmark when I loan a book out and I only loan to my sister. I also don't like it when you lay a book down open faced. It damages the spine and can loosen the pages. I've go so many books now it's a little embarrassing but I just love the way they look in their shelves. I guess that's a little wierd but that's me.
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@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
5 May 08
It is what you like. I do not like books being dog eared either. I always think books add some elegance to your home. Do you what I look for when I enter a home? the answer is (books). Thanks for a great response.
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• United States
5 May 08
YES YES YES!!! I love love to read. I actually read 2 whole books yesterday on my day off from work. I just finished my finals from school and thought that i would reward myself....LOL!! I have really gotten my baby sister into reading now. Its good to start off at an early age. We read ten books a night and still she craves for more. As for me i love to read fiction as well as non fiction. I am a total bookworm. Since the begining of this year so far i have read 230 books. I keep a list of everything that i read. This helps me, cause sometimes i cant keep track of all of them.
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@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
5 May 08
You are a book worm yes, I have never read 230 in a few month, that is interesting. When you read that many books I would think you would have to keep a record. Did you start reading at an early age, that is wonderful! It is great to be able to get your baby sitter involed in reading, hats off to you girl!
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• United States
3 May 08
I love reading and always have. I use the public library a lot and don't buy most of the books I read. However, I do collect books by certain authors; and I collect "old" books. My oldest one is from about 1840 and it's a collection of Sir Walter Scott. I don't loan my books, either. I remember the last one I did loan. When I finally got it back, it didn't resemble at all the book that I lent to a friend. It had coffee spilled on the front, it was dirty and the pages were turned down. I almost cried. All of my books are friends, so I treat them as friends. No more lending!
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@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
8 May 08
You said you have a book from the 1800 I would not let that out of my sight, to me that is a treasure. Dont know how you feel. Thanks for your response.
2 May 08
I love reading. I love it when I find an author who I really enjoy and they have written a whole series of books, because once I have finished one story, I know there are lots more hours of enjoyment still to come. I have a few select friends with whom I share books. We like a lot of the same authors so we recommend books to each other, and loan books to each other. I would not lend out my books to just anyone, as I often like to read favourite books again.
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@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
8 May 08
It is a wonderful thing to have such close friends, with whom you can share your books. Thanks for responding.
@Breath (1297)
• United States
2 May 08
I am the same way...I treat my books like gold...to open a page and be swept away into adventure...My books are my treasures...In the past I let a few be borrowed and never got them back...I don't borrow books and I don't let anyone borrow from me...
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
2 May 08
Thank you much. When I want to borrow books I go to the library. Or I buy them. Have a wonderful week end.
@Alixander (178)
• Romania
8 May 08
Hy, I see that I'm a little too late with my response but anyway I ilke to share my opinion. So eading is one of my hobbies too, When I have a little free time I read, Before I go to bed I read, I read A book in about 1-2 weeks, I have a lot of books in my stores about 10000 books, they aren't all mines my mother is a teacher and he buyes me the books, I read a lot when I have time, happy reading to you too. Greet.
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
5 May 08
Reading is definitely one of my loves, and I am always looking in secondhand bookshops, and others, for bargains on books. All of the books I have (2 bookcases, well and truly overfull!!)bought new are still in top condition. I won't fold pages, I always use a bookmark, and never leave them anywhere that they could be damaged. The only person I would lend my books to is a close friend, as I know she respects books as much, if not more (if that's possible!) than I do, and I know I would get it back in the same condition as when I leant it to her. I don't like to borrow books from a library, the condition of some really leave me shuddering.
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@pooh08 (671)
• Vietnam
3 May 08
I lov­e read very much. But now I have a little of time. I only read books when I have a free time. I usually read books before I go to bed.
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@KATRINKA (1658)
• United States
3 May 08
We must have been separated at birth! LOL! I am a book addict. I have books in every room, except the bathroom. I usually have several books going at once. Like you, I take my books seriously. I hate to lend them out, because I never get them back. It makes me sad when I hear someone say, "I read an entire book this year!" Only one book? My average is 3 to 4 books per week, and I think that's slow. I would much rather spend two hours in a bookstore browsing for books or spending that time reading books instead of going to or watching a movie. And people think I'm whacked!
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
18 May 08
There are people so much alike and they have never seen oneanother; we live in a unique world. lol Reading is a pleasure. Thanks for your response.
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@KATRINKA (1658)
• United States
19 May 08
You are very welcome. Best...
@rhettaa (214)
• United States
3 May 08
Yes, I love to read, but I don't mind lending or even giving my books to people once I finish reading them, especially if I really like them. There are a few that I won't lend out, like my Mercedes Lackey books. I was going to be that way about the Odd Thomas series, but I lent them to my daughter and she didn't want to give them back, so I just bought duplicate copies. I didn't mind, becaue I wanted her to love them and she did. I'm not sure if writing or reading is my favorite activity. They are about equal at this point.
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
18 May 08
I have not read Mercedes Lackey, is it a novel? Thanks for your response.
@rhettaa (214)
• United States
19 May 08
Mercedes Lackey is a writer who has written many si-fi/fantasy books. She's one of my very favorites.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
2 May 08
I love to read and I am a writer and author and I have written two books, myself, I am pretty much putting my stories in my first book here on this site one story at a time, but I still have a wonderful novel written called Angels Watching Over me that you might consider purchasing, I really believe you will love it.
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
6 May 08
When will your books be out here? Thanks for your response dear.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
6 May 08
My books are published they are out for anyone to by, I am only putting the stories of my first book here on this site, I have three stories here so far, but if nobody wants to read them then I will not put out anymore, I usually call them story number 1, 2 etc, so you know that they are my stories.
• Canada
15 May 08
I absolutely love to read. Every change I get to read, I stop and read. I recently received some gift cards from Borders in the USA, and I promptly went out and bought every single book on my wishlist.
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
17 May 08
That is what you really enjoy. I am happy for you. Thanks for responding.
• Indonesia
4 May 08
Well, actually I am a book lover and when I really enjoy the reading I would finish 3cm thick novel in just a whole day. LOL. But sometimes I get dry, and even when I force myself to pick up certain book, I would not be able to stare too long at the pages, and finally just surrendered and put the book back into the shelf again. Mostly I spend my money on books, second on drink or foods. I wish I owned a library or small book store. LOL.
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
8 May 08
Who knows maybe one day you will earn a library, who knows. I guess it depends on the book you are reading at the time. Thanks for responding.
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
4 May 08
i do read books. i started reading mystery novels before my teens until i got into reading motivational books because it makes my life's journey's a little better and i get to role play on what i read about it is better than fiction. if i read novels , i don't usually buy them, i borrow them but with trade books , i keep them and as much as possible not lend it out because every now and then i refer to them if the need arises.
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
8 May 08
Do you know I rarely read fiction books. My books are eductional, spiritual/ inspirational.