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I Would Rather Read a Book Than Watch Television

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    Yes, I Am a Geek....lol

    I find that a lot of times my imagination is so much better than the TV at entertaining me. lol. A really well written romantic suspense, or a mystery just makes my mouth water with glee. I adore books, sadly I can't afford to buy them anymore & the closest library is over an...
    Wynhaven Wynhaven 36-40, F 7 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    Those Moments...

    That moment when you have the sudden urge to just drop everything and read a book has over come me many times before. I wish I could do it on a daily bases...sometimes just because I'm bored other times so I can escape a situation or problem into a completely different world...
    Mistywaters75 Mistywaters75 16-17, M Nov 17, 2013

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    I Have Control Of The Book Remote

    When the kids are at home, a cartoon or teen flick is on the tv. When the hubby is around, a western or action movie is playing. Me... I can be found at the kitchen table with a book in hand! It drives the family nuts! lol. My book BECOMES the tv! I form images and voices to...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 10 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    Tv Bores Me

    Unless its Dr G, Paranormal State, Or Law and Order, I don't really watch TV very much. I love books. You don't have to go by the TVs schedule, you can just run to the library, find a book you like, and enjoy the story.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 29, 2009

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    Non-fiction

    I'm really not into fiction at all so what little TV I do watch is on the Discovery Channel or the History channel usually. And non-fiction books can go into way more detail than a TV program anyway so I'd much rather spend a fun hours with a book than an hour learning a quarter...
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M Feb 13, 2011

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    Its Just More Personal.

    I'd take reading a book over watching a TV show any day. Its just more personal. While reading a book you see the people as you imagine they look. You hear them say things the way you think they would. Watching TV takes all that away and hinders your imagination. Go pick up a...
    lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    John Keay -India

    I am fond of reading and watch very less t.v.I watch it sometimes when I have nothing to do.Now I am reading John Keay's India.John Keay (born 1941) is an English journalist and author specialising in writing popular histories about India and the Far East, often with a...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    We Don't Even Have a Television

    When I moved in with Kris I agreed to give up television for a year.  Kris totally hates tv and asked if I would be willing to give it up for a year.  I figured, like, why not?  Sure... I also figured that if it got too tough to live without the box that...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F 11 Responses Aug 4, 2009

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    Imaginative Book Reading.

    I can do both but prefer to read whilst watching television, it's just background noise, but reading is much more satisfying to me. Books can be more involving while television is just to be watched, I prefer to use my imagination than my eyes.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2010

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    But Sometimes...

    Its worth watching.  I enjoy natural history programmes and the current BBC series The Human Planet has been fascinating.  Filmed all over the world its about how people live in different envionments.  Desert, Arctic, Forest and Jungle are the episodes I have seen. 
    avatarunknown avatarunknown 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    I Don't Watch Much Television...

    I don't watch much television, but I do read a lot. I Love to read, and spend a good part of my days reading. When I am laying in bed, at night, and I can't seem to fall alseep, even though the tv is on, I turn to my book that I am currently reading, and read that. I am just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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    I would rather be alone than with the wrong person. That's the same as wasting energy on something that's never going to work out. However, people in this society choose being with...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Yeah... talk about a waste of time or low self esteem after the break up with the wrong person... for me being single has taught me more about who I am and what I want in life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Easier said than done, for me (i'm also a member of the group I Want To Follow My Own Advice). Yes, I can laugh about it.
    justbeit justbeit 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 24

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    Being With The Wrong Person... Most people can relate to over-staying in a relationship with a partner who was not right for them, who displayed major red flags, or treated them...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 5 Responses Apr 7

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    If you could love the wrong person that much, imagine how much you would love the right person.
    QueenAwesomePants QueenAwesomePants 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 20

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    Whenever someone has a negative influence me I tend to slowly drift away. I don't like being around mean people that hurt me. I'm planning on moving out of my parents house when I...
    RainbowDalia RainbowDalia 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Sometimes loving the wrong person can teach you how to appreciate the right person when they come along.
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    If I am alone, I don't have to worry about others, if I am with a person that isn't for me, I have to worry about when I won't have to worry about that person again
    ash5698 ash5698 13-15, M Mar 21

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    I don't get it why some people try to hide their real selves just to fit in, yeah fitting in because of that feels good but it won't last for a long time. But it will feel great...
    sleepingbloop sleepingbloop 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    Everyone of us suffer sometimes. We can feel lost, we can feel alone. Life has to be lived in couple, but sometimes it is worst then being alone. Since I know I cannot discern...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Mar 24

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    The best way to be happy with someone is to learn to be happy alone. That way the company will be a matter of choice.. Not necessity.
    bluemoon2121 bluemoon2121 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    For THREE months now... I've been dealing with this dude. You got a old *** 38 year old that you claim you are using only for her money, car and you claim she take care of you. I'm...
    NeneTaurean NeneTaurean 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I don't know about that. I've been unhappy all my life. I know how to deal with it, to fake a smile, to pretend i am happy when i am dying inside. But to be alone, that's scary. I...
    LunaOanaAris LunaOanaAris 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I currently have probably read more than 1 maybe 2 thousand books in my life. I absolutely love reading in my free time when I'm not playing video games, watching youtube or...
    haneko haneko 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    A lot of people wouldn't expect that from me, or think I'm weird cause I read for fun. Like I'm sorry? Lol I either spend all my money on movies or books. I do read the more...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Before reading books, i hated it, Because i think it's dull and waste of time. But after my ex gf got me into this one book ''The fault in our stars'', after reading it, i realise...
    jasonyueno jasonyueno 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I love everything about reading books. Something about the smell of a brand new book, the feel of the rigid spine and smooth pages between my fingers, the magic of bringing the...
    Puzzlepiece321 Puzzlepiece321 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I'd rather be dead than feel this damn pain. I feel like I've had my heart ripped out and put through a shredder time and time again.
    tattoolvr81 tattoolvr81 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    BOOKS, love em. Brings me to new worlds.
    MLDHolmes MLDHolmes 13-15, M 19 hrs ago

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    I only watch TV when a new episode of something i like is on or to watch my recorded adventure times, i can't just sit and watch TV all day, it gets boring after like one or two...
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F Mar 18

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    EVERYONE....hey you, yeah you and you....EVERYONE needs to check out this site goodreads.com It is f@cking amazing you can rate books you've read, search endlessly by author, isbn...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I will read all day and all night if the book is really good I'll even miss eating cause in reading. I love reading sagas the more books it has the better it is.
    Greenman900 Greenman900 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    When mean people inflict their 'wrath' upon you and walk away feeling pleased with themselves. One thing that you should remember is that you are only human. Never let anyone rob...
    HowLoveGlows HowLoveGlows 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I've read lots of books, I read the 'DIVERGENT' trilogy in five days, and last spring break (two weeks long for me) I read a grand total of FIFTEEN books, back to back to back!
    WarHammer40000 WarHammer40000 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I love the warmth. If it is too hot then find some shade and sleep. I hate the cold. I love warm evening, being outdoors. Hot sunny days. Plus hot weather means less or no clothing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 9

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    Swear I've been changing and dreams I've been chasing. Even when opinions maintaining reasons for the hating. So please excuse my language while I scream, "Eff the hatred!" I'm...
    MizzyPilot MizzyPilot 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    For me, reading is sometimes more awesome than social life lol
    Mary0710 Mary0710 13-15, F a week ago

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    I like to read because sometimes I drift off into a other world that's better than this one we live in
    Jennylikechoclate123 Jennylikechoclate123 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Romance books I love to read my mom says they are trashy
    tonya13 tonya13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    just read the latest chronicles of nick gautier book can't wait for the next
    bloodincubus bloodincubus 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    does anyone know any good lgbt-related books? :)
    unicornsarerad unicornsarerad 16-17, F Mar 24

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    Just getting into this months group book, the invention of wings. I have little experience if the world inhabited by handful and Sarah... Yet I feel myself slowly relocating. A...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 31

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    People often assume I'm a bookworm type of person, but I can't even bring myself to get five pages into anything. I get so caught up in the words and the writing style that I don't...
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Mar 31

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    But I will be indignant about certain things, and I will express it from time to time. Those who don't like that, don't have to read it.
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F Apr 1

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    When you're cold you can cuddle up in blankets with a pet, or a loved one, or hey, go solo if you want to. Then you get all happy because you're warm and comfy. But living in...
    behindthelens behindthelens 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I just want to jump into books and experience them live becuase movies don't do them justice
    OVOXODrake OVOXODrake 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've never been in love. Maybe it's because of my high standards or the fact that, I've just never met "the one". But I feel as though people out there (especially girls) are...
    beesboo beesboo 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    But college takes up so much of my time that I can't afford to sit down and read them anymore. When I do have sit down time I'm always doing school work, studying, or running...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F Mar 19

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    I tend to sleep when I want to run away from something or feel negative emotions or pain because when I do everything goes numb and disappears. But everyday to me now seems like...
    sleepingbloop sleepingbloop 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I honestly would like to. The problem for me is that people don't come with a mute button. I'm fine with listening to other people and hearing their opinions on things, especially...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Apr 2