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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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    This wasn't always the case, but unfortunately after being cheated on by every woman I was in a serious relationship with, I have discovered that I would rather be alone than in a...
    CL4234 CL4234 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 23

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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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    yeah my ex cheated on me so its better to be alone :)
    berealistic81 berealistic81 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    yeah my ex cheated on me so its better to be alone :)
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    I always try and understand people, and I'm not judgemental at least I have always made a conscious effort not to be. If you want a chit chat and I'm free I will happily talk to...
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    Nobody never has nothing to learn from somebody else. Man's number one fear is the unknown. We also don't like being wrong, so whenever we meet somebody that believes something...
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    I have had a mixed experience of life. People who are true are important to me. I have two really good friends, Claire and Pierre. I hope for their advice when I make new...
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I want and need some female feet in my face :]
    Bbailey84 Bbailey84 26-30 5 days ago

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    Yep ... I've been through too much to not take what I've learned from past mistakes and apply them to my life. Why would I choose unhappiness for myself? Being alone does not...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I like reading books better than watching movies because when i read, i can use my imagination to create the "perfect" movie in my head. My favorites are fantasy novels, HP, percy...
    vernikung vernikung 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Now, I would like to get married and spend the rest of my life with someone, but I would rather spend my life with someone I'll be happy with, and who'll be happy with me. What's...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Aug 18

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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 1 Response Aug 16

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    Pain with out love pain can get enough pain with our live cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all Your sick of feeling of your not the only trust and take my and ill show...
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F 5 days ago

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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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    Currently reading Eleanor & Park, so far so good. I love reading, it really takes you someplace else, a better place. If anyone has any books to recommend similar to Eleanor & Park...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    My dad && sis are watching a football game... I really can't watch otherwise I'll cry. {my bf plays football and it reminds me too much of him.} so this is a distraction :'c
    kittykat6918 kittykat6918 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I was about 1 or 2 or something I had light blond hair with emerald green shiny eyes. Then at age 6 I started to develop beautiful dirty blond hair. Long and curly. Then at...
    HopeBright44 HopeBright44 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 8 Responses Aug 25

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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...
    catsecrets catsecrets 13-15, F Aug 30

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    The ideal type of sad is the aesthetic. To not do anything, but to experience it, it could be a Chopin Nocturne, a movie, book or contemplation of something in a slightly detached...
    Nest37 Nest37 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 5

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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...
    LittlestTwily LittlestTwily 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 Aug 25

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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 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I used to say I HATED romance. But I guess I just didn't enjoy stories with Heterosexual Love Stories so much. I'm more into Yaoi. Call it double standards, its just in my opinion...
    InnerEgo InnerEgo 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    i am reading Thrones of glass... still in chapter 8...and its interesting... any feedback about the book?
    toughqueen toughqueen 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    At the moment I'm reading a book called 'Icons' by Margaret Stohl. 'When the icons landed, everything changed. They called it The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Skulduggery Pleasant .... no comment. Huge bookstore, everythings on sale. All kinds of books. Heaven is here!
    Mayalynde Mayalynde 70+, F Aug 18

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    I would much rather create a world inside my head where I'm loved and happy and not alone. It's really ****** up my perception of relationships and life, but I can't seem to stop.
    MarissaDreams MarissaDreams 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Currently at the library!! I am very happy and content ( well same definition I guess:P) being here. It's been way too long since my last real visit here. Catching up on some...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Aug 27

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    This is a totally true statement. I would much rather be hot then cold. I hate wearing several layers of clothes and still being cold. Last winter in Illinois it didn't matter how...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 5

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    Sarah weeks,rick riordan,Lynda Mullaly hunt,and mark batterson are all great but are like kid pre teen books well not mark batterson he writes books for adults and teens like late...
    kenzie111Hall kenzie111Hall 26-30, F 5 days ago

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