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I Would Rather Read a Book Than Watch Television

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Things I don't do:- soap operas pubs bingo socialising charts music cinema restaurants The list goes on and on and on to the point where my usual reaction to 99% of everything I...
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    I'd love to meet someone who is really good at communicating, who is able to hold a really good conversation on more than one level....emotionally maturity and openness pretty...
    lilyrose345 lilyrose345 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Wrong person makes you feel even more lonely than being alone.
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 3 Responses Dec 1

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    I can be with my husband, yet feel completely alone. We're not really communicating anymore. After the holidays, I'm going back to school. When I'm finished and have a job, it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 1

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    There's someone I care about, he feels the same. But when we're together we just can't ever seem to talk, I'm not sure he 'gets me' and it's really frustrating because we're...
    lilyrose345 lilyrose345 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 8

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    You can't force loyalty, some people will always let you down. Everybody won't always be who you want then to be. I'm never perfect, but I'm always genuine, and I've realized...
    lovinglife699 lovinglife699 51-55, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    than to feel what I feel, I would rather not remember than to reminisce. I feel a void within that still smolders. She created this. Now I further know what's to be had....or so it...
    idleheart idleheart 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    Barbara Kingsolver I read her book, The Bean Trees, and loved it. I read the sequel and loved that too. So I ended up looking into more of her stories. There were details here...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 Dec 11

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    For me, this group is a little variant. Sometimes I love reading books and sometimes I don't. It really depends on the book. I've stuck to one series for a long time so far and...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F Dec 11

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    It is sad, I live in a society where girls are brought up in such a way that their only dream becomes to get married and have kids. Regardless of all the changes that happened to...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    I would rather be happy but if those are my only options, has to be sad rather than bitter.
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M Dec 11

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    in this world life is short. so short that wasting it on someone you don't love , or care about is just a waste of time. but it is long enough to find the right person that one...
    Chinsei Chinsei 26-30, M Nov 21

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    It's true, I would. But I don't particularly mind the cold actually. I love playing in the snow, and I love spinning around in the rain. But yeah, I hate being cold in bed. But...
    BrokenHeartedOlicityShipper BrokenHeartedOlicityShipper 70+, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    I'd rather be hot than cold any day. I hate the cold so much
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    i would rather be happy within myself as a person, treat ppl good, and stable in life, then rich in money living the good life and feel miserable within myself and terrible to...
    Deztiney Deztiney 36-40, F Nov 30

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    I watch a lot of television series, but I always download them. The advantage of no commercials helps, but the main reason is that I can watch them when I want rather than be ready...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I'm currently reading Far Far Away by Tom McNeal. I'm about 2/3 of the way through it and I have too many guesses to who the Finder of Occasions is. I know one of them is right but...
    srknrm srknrm 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    If you love reading non-fiction, MY LIFE (From Tragedy to Destiny) this book is about Twana Lawler and all of the hurt in her life. At least one person will relate to one of my...
    TDL4861 TDL4861 51-55, F a week ago

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    Everyone should read these books before their 30th birthday. 1.Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – A powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to...
    Cheshirea Cheshirea 18-21, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just finished reading this book! It was AMAZING!!!! 📚📖 I would highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in reading Crime/Mystery books. 🔪🔫 The author makes...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I love the Texas summers. That dry heat we get and the temperatures exceed 100 F degrees. I so enjoy giving up my skin and moisture; granted, I use plenty of oil (preferred) or...
    BareFunintheSun BareFunintheSun 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 5

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    I just bought Les Misérables from Barns & Nobles today because it was on sale. I haven't seen the move yet and I thought that it would be beset to read the book first. If anyone...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” ~C.S. Lewis How true. I...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Just finished a book. Started reading it last weekend but only really properly read it this evening. And I couldn't put it down. Hours later, I'm sad that the book has now finished...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    If it wasn't for the I see a lot of dvd films, I would probably sell my tv set.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Really, I only watch the local news, Colbert, Daily Show with Jon Stewart, South Park, Jeopardy, historical documentaries, C-Span... and that's it. I do NOT care about anything...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    But worry comes because solution is always debated. Tesla. What you give. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vwHuCC6nP8&sns=em Tesla. Love song. http://youtu.be/l2q_...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 23

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    Well right now I am reading 'The diary of a young girl Anne Frank'.I love this book.This book touched my heart.Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during the...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Has anyone here read Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series? Or the Stormlight Archive? Fanstastic books, all a part of his 35-37 book series in the 'Cosmere' universe. He's an...
    Abyd0s Abyd0s 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Anybody have any good book suggestions? I'm looking for my next read!
    Cinci1993 Cinci1993 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I've been reading a book that has no author but it's really good but weird at the same time it's called "the blue planet project" it really makes you question things
    bloodofcour bloodofcour 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    They hug and kiss you....almost as if they care....only to betray you first chance they get....just for the sake of good gossip....never caring about your feelings and your pain...
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F Nov 29

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    Me saying I'm only going to read one more chapter always ends at 4 in the morning with a finished book.
    thelifeiknow01 thelifeiknow01 13-15, F Dec 6

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    I would much rather you tell me the hard truth than any kind of lie. Lies build up and hurt over time. A hurtful truth just stings and can be talked about. Lies just always hurt...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Dec 8

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    Books have this amazing power to throw us into another world. For months after reading them, I'd still be lost in the England of Jane Austen, the America of Mark Twain and the...
    metrorush metrorush 18-21, F Dec 12

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