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I Would Rather Read a Book Than Watch Television

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Yes I Would.

    I would rather read a book than watch television. Well I don't really watch TV, I don't like to and I don't have any fav. shows and no one has told me to watch TV. So ya its always reading :)
    missingeverything missingeverything 16-17, F Sep 6, 2010

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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 18-21, M Nov 17, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 21, 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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    I know I am worthy of love so why am I alone? I like to tell myself I am ok alone but I would love something more
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    i have been with my boyfriend for eight months now and i am 100% in love with him. He has trust issues because he has been cheated on before. i said something a while ago that...
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    Wrong bites too deep and life should never bite so deep
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    Some people make you realize Loneliness is next to Godliness!!
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    When I see my friends getting into relationships and all. It makes me think about how I can't see myself in a relationship. It's kind of sad thinking about it. Still in all honest...
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    I prefer reading over tv watching. I have a Netflix subscription, but my bf is really the only one who uses it. I like orange is the new black, and watched that obsessively for a...
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    I would rather have no friends than fake friends .
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    I'll binge watch sitcoms on Netflix sometimes, but I very seldom watch TV. I prefer to read and listen to music.
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    I am a gamer woman =) Internet killed television. I mostly Watch YouTube.
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I think I have mild dyslexia but I do enjoy reading. I haven't read a book for a very long time. I stopped reading when I was about 15. Something happened and I just couldn't read...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 1 day ago

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    First book I read was I guess titled "Wonders of science ". That's the book that made all the difference. I learned that there's this huge world and it's beautiful to learn about...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F Mar 8

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    me and my brother we both like to eat at home than outside.we feel very comfortable in home.we do this when are both home, mostly saturdays.iam the younger one so it has become a...
    Camouflage Camouflage 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    I am madly and crazy inlove with the divergent series. That was the best book Ive read so far. The moment I open the book, I didnt want to put it down! #FOURTRIS
    Fourtris143 Fourtris143 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am reading two books at this time. One is Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. My brother gave it to me for Christmas. I found it hard to get into but I am halfway through and now I find...
    LaurenHaf LaurenHaf 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I took a trip to a second hand store over the weekend and found some books: -The Gift of Fear -The Five Love Languages -The Four Agreements -The List: 7 Ways to Tell If He's Going...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have no money and as of now, no transportation.. I don't even know what to do without any new books to read, except maybe reread something.. 😕
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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    "She died that summer, and I forgot her as we forget the water we drink when we are thirsty". This is the way Walter Faber, the protagonist of "Homo Faber" (Max Frisch, 1958...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Has anyone read the Mortal Instruments series? I'm on the 5th book and I am sooo in love with it
    fredlez2306 fredlez2306 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    My dreams are awesome. I fly around in cardboard boxes, I've flown a house where the toilet was the captain's (me) chair and the taps were the controls. I've flown on a bathroom...
    Dhyanayoga Dhyanayoga 51-55, F Mar 22

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    I'm currently reading some Anne Rice. I'm on the third book of the Vampire Chronicles: The Queen of the Damned. :)