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I Would Rather Read a Book Than Watch Television

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Does anyone know of any good books that are neither uber-popular and/or sci-fi/romance/dystopian future books? I I feel that's over 3/4 of my library and I want more thought...
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    I don't understand the people who don't enjoy reading books. I mean, where do they get their information from? Books contain a WEALTH of information. Information that can be...
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    He wants to work things out he says. He's gone no contact he says. I'm supposed to trust that this time he means it? That it's not just about staying for the kids which we know...
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    Finished the graveyard book by Neil Gaiman on the plane the other day. What a great story.
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    I am proud that I have finally found my center and can say I'm perfectly good, if not, great being on my own. If everyone knew how chronically Co dependent I spent my twenties I...
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    You can't beat the outdoors and the adventure of not knowing wher you are going next. I travelled Australia for 6 months was amazing, yeah u miss the odd shower, you stay out for...
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    And when I do, afterwards I feel I have wasted my time unless I have watched a documentary
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    "I would rather be hated for who I am then be loved for who I'm not" -Kurt Cobain
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    I am always getting compliments from strangers. Always getting hit on. Whatever but it doesn't matter. I have been married for 12 years and the only person that never says anything...
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    I need some new books to read. Anyone read a good book lately they could recommend ?!
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    Well being in the south all my life I honestly rather do the heat than the cold. I honestly wouldn't get use to the cold at all plus I love the summer time and prefer that then the...
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    I'm not very good looking I know this so yes I'd rather be behind the camera. X
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    I have just started a new John Irving book. "Until I Find You." I love him and I hope he keeps writing forever!
    Tejaschick Tejaschick 46-50, F Jul 20

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