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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Seriously, Dad. I don't have time to check my voicemails these days. Love you, but please text. 😂
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    "if you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be."
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    At least that means I'm alive and not numb
    sambular1313 sambular1313 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I'm tired of feeling nothing but rage and hate, I really need something new
    JuanLira JuanLira 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Is it truly better to give than to receive? I'll admit that as a child around the holidays, I was hoping that Santa, the Easter Bunny, or the households that I visited on...
    2020dreamscreen 2020dreamscreen 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    This is why I would cut myself. I just wanted to feel something because when you have so much depression it's like your paralyzed. You can feel everything all in one moment, then...
    Chloe813 Chloe813 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Great love only happens in books! Hahaha... Good thing I love to read books... :p
    cjg1289 cjg1289 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    f#ck all Jewish people. The dirtiest people on the whole of Earth. Jews are just dirt.
    homarohy homarohy 36-40, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Would you? Would you choose to be alone when there's someone who's willingly always gonna be there for you, even though you don't love them?
    cloudi cloudi 26-30, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I'm reading the book if I stay right now I've already seen the movie but I really like it ^_^
    EmoMusicLuv EmoMusicLuv 13-15, F Feb 3

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    Dreaming... Is so much better then reality. You can have anything. Something I've always wanted is something I've always dreamed of. I am a submissive. Though I'm not a 24/7...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 2

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    I absolutely love to read books! I read King. Patterson ( most of his genre's), Dean Koonts. and that is just a few. once I find a good author I try to read everything they write...
    krazykitten420 krazykitten420 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I don't mind small talk, but I am about getting to know other people. Nothing wrong with small talk, but i like to just walk all over the so called right way. When u get to know...
    looking4chemistry looking4chemistry 22-25, M Jan 31

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    I always wondered why there never was a curvy superhero, I think it would be neat where she can break bones with her 4 inch heels, beat up some bad guys at night wearing a sexy...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I HATE small talks I would rather like to KNOW people. .
    sb0730 sb0730 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I want to know what makes you tick, not what you ate an hour ago 😉
    polylove0210 polylove0210 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I'm friends with everyone i meet but i only have 6 true friends, and i would rather have none of them if they where being fake. i hate fake people and i dont know why people be...
    DemiFrsr DemiFrsr 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I was with the wrong person married actually but anyway it turned sour and he broke me, my heart, my feelings. eventually i got out of it but I should have done it years ago! I...
    hurtwontheal hurtwontheal 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 28

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    i love reading books i like Stephen king and rl stine
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    I dress for my comfort and climatic conditions. Mostly I wear cotton dresses. Very simple and friendly to my body.
    joymoon143 joymoon143 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    "I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our ***** kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose...
    Christine1992 Christine1992 22-25, F Jan 26

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    I suppose I would rather get to know 2 people really well, than half assed know 12 people.
    QueenVen QueenVen 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Life is so very short. I can say that at my great age. When I was younger I used to think I should try to improve myself and tried hard with all this books you are told 'you...
    wetadam wetadam 70+, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I like Deepak Chopra , His Spiritual touch
    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    And I'm currently reading Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer. Riordan and his mythology-inspired books are awesome!
    TheMisanthropeOtaku TheMisanthropeOtaku 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I just started reading a very interesting novel by Sylvia Day named "Bared to You". The plot is just so nice that i could not resist reading four chaps without stopping. And still...
    lolololol45 lolololol45 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I love reading books. It makes my imagination wider and increases my knowledge. Every turn of a page is another adventure. Some of my favorite books are Percy Jackson and the...
    LightHigami LightHigami 13-15 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I don't want to be with a wrong person.. There is enough who is okay for affairs, extra marital relations, one night stands etc.. There is bise*uals who want to marry a guy...
    carrydawg carrydawg 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    The heading "....Than Unhappily Married" is an understatement. Twice during my mid-adult years, my parents pressured me to seriously consider marrying a woman. Granted, a great...
    Dreamboy12 Dreamboy12 56-60, M Jan 23

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