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Posted 25 July 2014 - 09:36 PM ( #1 )

Why do so many people dislike reading? Sometimes I ask people, "What's your favorite book?" and most of the time they're like, "I hate books!" "They're boring!" "Video games are more fun!"


It makes me sad. I think reading books is much more enjoyable than playing video games, watching television, and listening to music.

What do you think? Do you enjoy reading or is it boring? :huh:

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 09:52 PM ( #2 )

I would enjoy them if the books I like would get English or Italian versions.
No Leafie.
No Umasou.
No Arashi no yoru ni (there's just the first book in Italian).
I prefer touching stories, I cried watching the Leafie movie, of course Leafie is Korean while the other are Japanese, the problem is the different culture, and I don't like happy stories, I love stories who make people cry and I love to cry...


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:33 PM ( #3 )

I love to read. 

But I think many people don't like reading because they haven't found books they enjoy. If a person is only exposed to school books with plots they can't enjoy, they'll think books are boring. 

Most of my friends have little interest in books, preferring TV as their method of entertainment. However, I don't have (and don't want) a TV. Books, music, and the occasional movie are all I really need.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:38 PM ( #4 )

I used to love reading but I haven't been able to find a book I could really get into since the Harry Potter series ended.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 11:05 PM ( #5 )

Reading is one of my favorite things to do I love it! I like reading the Dork Diaries series ouo books are better than video game imo

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:06 AM ( #6 )

I love reading. I would die without books, because sometimes I spend the whole day with a pile of books. Video games are fun, but I prefer reading. It's a huge part of my life.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:54 AM ( #7 )

Sadly, most people from this generation has been pampered with technology that they have overlooked the simplicity of doing other things.


Trying hard not to date myself, but I'm happy that I'm enjoying the best of both worlds (digital and otherwise). :D


Hey, books don't need batteries to run... and can take you places. Your imagination is the limit. ;)

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 08:46 AM ( #8 )

Oh and there are eBooks~ I prefer reading real books though >w<


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:21 AM ( #9 )

I usually read various manga but my favorite books would be The Hunger Games, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Of Mice and Men.

I haven't read too many things lately but I do read the newspaper or online articles too.

I guess i haven't been completely overtaken by our Computer overlords yet :P


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:55 AM ( #10 )

I grew up having lots of books be it manga or the fictional novel but I've moved so many times I've had to get rid of most of them so I bought myself a tablet to be able to buy my books and store them all in one place that doesn't take up physical room but personally I love reading esp the series by Tess Gerritsen


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:39 PM ( #11 )

I enjoy reading but I can also understand the people who don't, and I also read way less than I used to. I have to say for me, reading was always about the story and the characters etc. When I was younger I didn't have cable tv or fast internet, so I never really got a chance to get into TV shows or movies on TV. But when I got older, I realized that I pretty much get the same level of happiness (in terms of the "story" element) when I watch a tv show or movie as I do from a book...and as my schedule got really busy with school, it was like "Okay this book will take me 4 hours spread out over a week to read," or, "I can watch this 30 minute show and get the same happy feeling."


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Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:08 PM ( #12 )

Well, I love reading AND playing games. So I really love those adventure gamebooks like the Steve Jackson's 'Sorcery!' Series. Its really cool, its basically like the book version of any fantasy game or RPG or whatever.

I also read normal novels sometimes too, my favourite book is Looking for Alaska :D
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Posted 27 July 2014 - 03:27 AM ( #13 )

Ooooh, I've loved reading ALL my life!
I just feel like I'm "Eating words" out of it and I get so hypnotised that I don't even listen to outside sounds!
So far I've started reading the Harry Potter series. It's pretty good! ^_^


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:48 PM ( #14 )

I usually read fanfictions or hear creepypastas. 

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:38 PM ( #15 )

I dislike reading. A lot... but I am talking about novels etc. The last book I read was in 2010 for Grade 12 English, and the last book I read of my own free will was HP & The Deathly Hallows (2007). I guess I just don't enjoy novels. I read a lot when I was a child, but enjoyed educational books on (simplified) science a lot more than fiction. It carried over into my adult life; these days I read a lot, but only academic scientific papers relevant to my work. I also love the comics Tintin and Calvin & Hobbes, which I keep on my desk and read on a regular basis  ^_^


While I was brought up with technology, I wouldn't say that's the reason I dislike reading. It's my personality, and the kind of world I grew up in. I grew up learning music, so I appreciate music over other mediums, and gain the most satisfaction out of sitting down to good music/practicing violin rather than watching TV or reading a book.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 01:11 AM ( #16 )

Oh I see :3 To be honest the only books I like to read are the Warriors series lol, probably because I love cats :P

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 08:18 AM ( #17 )

I love to read and it was something that was always encourage as soon as I was older enough to learn, as a kid I rarely sat in front of the TV all day, I would read and still read now and kinda addicted to books and the kindle, best invention ever. I love how I can keep over 1,000 books on one device :D