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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 am technically a bookworm and everyone have rarely seen me without a book by my side if I am able to have one. Just give me a book and I'll read it, as long it's in English, and...
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    I just stayed up all night finishing the book called The Glass Castle...
    areid13 areid13 16-17 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Reading Rose Madder by Stephen King. ******* her husband is evil.
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    I don't like sitting and staring midlessly at a screen all day. It just seems like a complete waste of time. I've always found phones to be a different type of time waster. At...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Being by myself makes me way happier than being with people. People don't understand me, so why do I want to be around them? My own company is clearly the better choice.
    GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Open a book and fill your mind with knowledge. I can't stress this enough. Rather than spending hours on social networks or playing video games, take some time feed your mind. It's...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I'll binge watch sitcoms on Netflix sometimes, but I very seldom watch TV. I prefer to read and listen to music.
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    I am a gamer woman =) Internet killed television. I mostly Watch YouTube.
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    It's fairly rare in the course of a day I watch much tv simply cos I don't find much on that really entertains me outside of a period drama. I much prefer to read, play simple...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F Apr 11

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    I think I have mild dyslexia but I do enjoy reading. I haven't read a book for a very long time. I stopped reading when I was about 15. Something happened and I just couldn't read...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 30

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    Fourtris143 Fourtris143 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I am reading two books at this time. One is Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. My brother gave it to me for Christmas. I found it hard to get into but I am halfway through and now I find...
    LaurenHaf LaurenHaf 13-15, F Mar 28

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    I took a trip to a second hand store over the weekend and found some books: -The Gift of Fear -The Five Love Languages -The Four Agreements -The List: 7 Ways to Tell If He's Going...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 30

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