Do people still read books?

United States
March 2, 2007 4:02pm CST
I wonder, do people still read books? As a kid and through the years I loved to read. It seemed that most of my friends also read, and not just for school purposes. The past couple of years I have noticed less and less people I associate with like to read. Do you still read books?
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@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I adore books. No one will ever make me stop reading 'em, nope. *clings to them* Ilike computers an and stuff too of course but books are my first love..and will always bea prominant habit of mine..read, read, read..incurable bookworm, that's me.
• United States
3 Mar 07
You sound like my husband. We always joke that if he had only enough money for food or a book he would always buy the book.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Sometimes I wonder that very same thing myself. I'm always hearing people talk about computers and tv. I got mad one time and said "do you ever pick up a book"? The person replied "huh"??? I couldn't believe it... I think that most people have replaced reading a BOOK because they think that reading on the computer makes up for it. I love to read, and so does my fiance. We both read every night for two hours before bed. And sometimes during the day we have a couple hours where we do nothing but read. We do watch tv, and we do use the computer, but they aren't important to us.
• United States
3 Mar 07
Nice to hear that you're both avid reafers. I've had some very similar conversations with people.
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@lillake (1634)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I love reading. But TV has made many people too lazy to read, they need their entertainment to be numbing and hand fed to them.
• United States
3 Mar 07
That's a good point about being hand-fed. It's sad.
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2 Mar 07
I love reading books, I have several bookshelves full of books and am always looking for more. With standards in literacy falling I believe reading books is essential in order ti keep the English language alive.
• United States
3 Mar 07
I agree. My house is just short of becoming a library. My husband and I both like to read and I'm glad to hear that there are others. Thank you.
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