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I Don't Read As Much As I Used to

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    Haven't Read Anything This Year

    The funny thing is that I own a lot of books, and have about 20 of them in the waiting-to-be-read list. Have to get rid of most of them since they occupy a lot of space. I guess I read in the past to make me forget my loneliness, but now that I met my wife I don't need that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 30, 2008

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    OCD Unwanted/intrusive Thoughts Distract Me.

    Every time I try to read something, ESPECIALLY if it's important, the unwanted, OCD thoughts pop up in my head like popcorn, & I get frustrated & feel like it's pointless to read.
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2008

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    Blame Ep

    Before I discovered EP I was a regular at my local library - and now I only go once in a while!! I am reading a good book at the minute, I have been reading it for a few days but haven't got very far - EP's fault! Usually I would have finished by now as I am a very quick reader...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2008

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    I was and am a crazy Stephen King fan.

    I used to read all the time in from middle school thur college. But then life got in the way, three kids later and I'm lucky to get to read the cover of a book lol. But maybe I need to start making time, I miss it...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F Aug 28

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    I'd Rather Write

    Sorry, I deleted my story but you can find me at www.chronimax.com
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 22, 2011

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    I Just Don't Enjoy It Anymore...

    I haven't finished a book since last December. People have recommended books to me, and I've tried reading them, but I just don't enjoy them enough to keep reading them. I've pretty much given up on reading because of it - there just aren't enough good books out there...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F Dec 27, 2012

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    Because of My New Job

    In my old job I got an hour lunch break every day, and I used to read during my break. Now it is expected that I work through my lunch. I hate that! It is messed up!!
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl 26-30, F Aug 9, 2008

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    Cant. Heart attacks On a naughty psych med.

    Broke my ability. Can barely do ep. But glad i can.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 27

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    Not As Much As Before

    Before I went to college, I got to read 3-7 books a week. But when I entered the university, I only got to read 1-3 books per semester. It was so sad. I missed reading so much. :( Now I see the books I've read before already have their last installments that I haven't read yet.
    chainedwings chainedwings 16-17, F Sep 27, 2013

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    Reading has a special place in my heart

    but I've been so busy with life and it's many quirks that I barely have enough time to read and now I don't feel whole anymore. It's like a part of me is gone. Reading used to be a form of escape for me and now it feels like I'm in a cage with an open door.
    sinnysinsins sinnysinsins 16-17, F Aug 28

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    I need to get back to reading.

    I loved mystery and romance novels. But nowadays my mind has been so distracted. It would take me an hour just to finish two pages. :(
    Evesdaughter Evesdaughter 31-35, F Aug 27

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