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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I much rather read! I just wish books weren't so expensive!
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    I don't mind being alone, I just hate feeling lonely. I've gotten myself involved in some poor relationships because settling sounds better than being alone. That's not the truth...
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    Discovering they're wrong... Can be so little disheartening, but.. Better sooner than later!
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    I've never been in love... I often wonder if I am incapable of feeling love :(
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    I love him and forgave him after lying and cheating. &He's hiding something from me for the past week. I sorta lost hope and gave up but i dont really mind. We made it this far in...
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    I have no confidence I will find true love again. I do my best to look as good as I can and am a good friend, but only younger men seem interested in me and that's just for one...
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    They make you feel even more lonely. I mean i'd better stay on my own and bring back beautiful memories .
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    My ex boyfriend lied to me for four years about being married. I can't believe I was so stupid as to believe he was single. He won't stop calling me or trying to contact me now...
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    Feeling numb is the worst feeling. That's why I would rather be sad
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    This is true. Too bad I still harbor a surprising amount of bitterness towards my exwife, but in her case, I believe I will continue to "Rather Be Bitter than Sad". I just had to...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T Aug 16

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    Nahhhhhhh I rather be cold than hot cause you can always put on more clothes if it's cold but if your hot you can't walk around butt naked
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I would rather have some one be harsh and honest instead of idiotic and fake.
    WanderFree WanderFree 13-15, F Aug 12

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    I think books are more realistic than movies! They have more feelings, emotions, you can picture them in your head as you read along - you have a way better imagination than movies...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    The only time you'll catch me watching tv is when I'm at someone else's house, which isn't very often. But other than that, I don't watch tv at all. I mostly fish, hunt, ride four...
    WesleyMcCool WesleyMcCool 16-17, M Aug 16

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    http://www.wattpad.com/25854417-rouge-chapter-one It is a marvelous book to read and i am reading it right now. Gladly a girl was mentioning this site at a Q section. I really...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    Hi...do you guys feel frustrated when the book that you have been reading was thoroughly entertaining and fun, is finished and you can't find similar kind of book to read next?
    brokenwings85 brokenwings85 26-30, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    I finally made myself read the Lord of the Rings series...what a great read!! I especially love The third book when Aragorn is going back n forth with the Herbalist in the Houses...
    MostArdently MostArdently 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    So technically speaking, I am unable to categorically state that I am well aware of any difference between a dream world and what we conventionally call reality. I was reading...
    funkymonkey2024 funkymonkey2024 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Currently reading Eleanor and Park. I love this book. It has made me enjoy reading again.
    trulyblessed05 trulyblessed05 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    The best books I'd read as a young man, I couldn't really fully understand until I was much older. I think really great books require you to get some life under your belt before...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah! That is probably my favourite book ever! It is so inspirational, moving and enlightening :) It is the whole package: love, loss, friendship, tragedy...
    Sharebare519 Sharebare519 13-15, F Aug 20

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    I'm almost done with the book 13 Reasons Why and let me just tell you how much I love it. A girl who commits suicide sends taps to the people who caused her to become depressed and...
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    Can't wait for the next Pittacus Lore book! Only twenty days left!!! (Also the Tao trilogy is pretty cool. First book; the Live of Tao, second book; the Deaths of Tao, and the...
    janedoe1994 janedoe1994 18-21, F Aug 7

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    I love reading Debbie Macomber stories, I get completely lost in her series books.
    Tvaddict67 Tvaddict67 46-50, F Aug 17

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    My insatiable curious flows! My teacher always has to tell me to put the book away. My favorite kind of books are fantasy, and non fiction! Mercedes Lackey Joust and Overlasting...
    RainbowCruise RainbowCruise 13-15, M Aug 19

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    I'm looking into reading some new things. Does anyone have any books they could recommend to me?
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 16-17, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have 28 books to read during school :) on top of studying for tests and doing homework haha :)
    stephanies97 stephanies97 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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