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I Would Rather Read a Book Than Watch Television

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'm tired of being alone though
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    yes, because I will always feel like, I missing out on something true
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    I really love reading books regarding criminal justice system and the. I am degreed in criminal psychology and enjoy the field. I have kept all of my text books and love looking...
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    There may be a handful of shows I watch on television. I probably watch 5 hours of television a week. I spend most of my free time out with friends, reading, on social network...
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    Right now I'm laying down reading my book and wanting to do yoga but my body rather lay here so I just might listen to what my body wants to do right now..
    OwnedByMasterP OwnedByMasterP 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    Even canceled my subscription because I watched like twice a year lol. Who needs television if you got Netflix.
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    I don't think anyone ever really watches TV nowadays what with shows being easily accessible via laptops
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    My husband have me a Paper White Kindle for Christmas the year before last. I'm going to be 45 in July, and I can honestly say that with the exception of the Wonder Woman and...
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    Reading harry potter and the deathly hallows, Its my second time reading it only....first time i read it was back on day 1 when it first released. I have gone through the other 6...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 7

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    What are some good books about self improvement and happiness. Because most of the books I read are not helpful
    jellyycook jellyycook 18-21, F 6 Responses May 13

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    So far I'm reading Wuthering Heights and I honestly think it's one of the best book I read. How Emily Bronte made Heathcliff so scandalous is amazing.
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    I currently started reading a book called leah (carter book 2) the first one was pretty good I hope this one is even better.
    Knightt15 Knightt15 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Finished reading my book within 3 days :) I'm pretty happy with myself, but sad that it's over :/ At least I feel more enlightened:D
    NicoleDollx NicoleDollx 22-25, F 2 Responses May 5

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    I love how reading can take you to places you've never been, feel like you've done things you never had. Every book is a whole new experience and adventure. :)
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    reivven reivven 13-15, F 1 Response May 1

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    most people suck at taking photos. they get the lighting wrong, and can't retouch them to make them look good. because of this, I'd rather not have my picture taken.
    piebackwards piebackwards 26-30, F 2 Responses May 1

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