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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    For the sake of my studies.
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    I love to read books, mainly fiction my favourite author is Amish Tripathi.Books are a part of my soul but I am not a book worm. It is a perfect way to time pass but I hate complex...
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    I have grown up in a small town in western Colorado with not much to do and it has been extremely boring for me. Sure I have friends at school but there just doesn't seem to be...
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    Except for today... I am not a shopper. I dread shopping malls like I dreaded mushy vegetables as a child. Perhaps it is because I grew up the child of parents who both survived...
    badassgirrrl badassgirrrl 41-45, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I just got back from a family vacation. My husband, children, mother in law, father in law and sister in law were all there. It was nice overall, but after spending that much time...
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    Browsing through many videos Wondering how a simple acts Could turn into a million views Many good arts gained no invitations Many truthful words failed to be accepted Human...
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    I have two televisions both state of the art Sony 4k, I don't have cable or any dish service or even an antenna. Not sure why I have them.....lol. I do have Apple TV which I...
    Phxmetrogainer Phxmetrogainer 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't have a tv so but I watch shows online if that counts ..
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F a week ago

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    Argh I should stop buying books, adding to my Ebook and adding to my wattpad account like I have enough for like what 20 years of reading And I like those big books like with a...
    lilacadventures lilacadventures 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    "Oh, the places you'll go" by Dr Seus If you haven't read this little gem I recommend you do! If I had the money I would buy this book for a whole bunch of people and write an...
    js246 js246 22-25, F Aug 24

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    JMannnnnnnnnnnnnn JMannnnnnnnnnnnnn 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 24

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    I like to watch others enjoying themselves.
    Blackbandit12 Blackbandit12 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Makeba : my story * deep sigh** I love that book , when I read that book it touched my soul , I was crying and reading , reading and crying , that book just inspired me beautiful...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F Aug 24

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    Even though the truths about ourselves are not pleasing, it is better to stay real than to fake ourselves by hiding behind the shadows of others. A bitter truth is way better than...
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    I have been married 41 years. The first 15 were good. I stayed married for many reasons. Always the children or what I had accomplished. One thing then the other. Time went on and...
    Christmas74 Christmas74 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Exactly! I HATE having my picture taken. I would rather be the one TAKING the pictures!
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    Than hear a million of your lies, Why do you continue this charade when we both know it's not true, If I'm not worth the truth... What am I worth to you???? Nothing absolutely...
    HisBeautifulDisaster HisBeautifulDisaster 36-40, F Aug 21

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    I think this experience is too dismissive of small talk. Sorry, but small talk is a fine way to get to know someone or to find out if you want to get to know someone. I suspect...
    Gladhander Gladhander 36-40, M 5 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm always there when they have problems, but when I'm the one who needs them they magically disappear.
    PRS021 PRS021 22-25, T 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I used to be a little book worm like my mom when I was younger but after a while as I got older I just stopped reading. Mostly because I didn't have a library card for the states I...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I actually love reading books instead of playing video games I haven't played video games since I started reading my book
    ghostadventures1028 ghostadventures1028 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Reading a book right now at work! I'm at a sad part, even thought I know it's not the end of the book, the author is making it seem like the death of the main character. I KEEP...
    lollibrat lollibrat 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I am overly cautious with almost everything i do. Safe sport, safe sex and safe food handling. Because we all know that one day if we are neglectful we will be sorry.
    LoveMeNow2002 LoveMeNow2002 13-15, F Aug 18

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    the ego crumbles each time sensibility presents itself
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    mlnchla mlnchla 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I'm currently reading "Made You Up". It's about a girl with Schizophrenia. Definitely recommend it :D
    U1049927 U1049927 18-21, M Aug 15

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    Hardly any of my friends read (let alone the guys) so when I found out the boy I'm crushing reads (AND ACTUALLY ENJOYS IT) i practically had a mental breakdown. I was so shocked...
    mxtxc mxtxc 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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