When i was younger, i read loads of books. But know that i'm older, i spend all my time watching tv and on here.I don't read as much as i want to.
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- 17-06-2004 11:41
- 17-06-2004 22:37
Books are an absolute mine of information, especially non-fiction. Each and every one will enhance your perception and stimulate your thought. I hate to say it but I rarely read, especially during school time. However I do read a lot of articles, the papers, the economist.
- 17-06-2004 23:29
I also have read a load of obscure sci-fi books, which were really quite good. I also have read things that aren't books in the strictest sense of the word, such as technical manuals of the star trek variety.
(Original post by glance)
- 17-06-2004 23:31
Teachers and parents are saying that teenagers these days aren't reading enough novels and books. Do you agree? It's time to put those teachers' views to the test. How often do you read? If you don't read many books, why not? Why is it important to read?
(Original post by blissy)
- 21-06-2004 10:28
Pamphlets don't count as books.
But - owning an antiquarian bookshop would be paradise. (preferably located somewhere in the Lake District!)
(Original post by Da blob)
- 21-06-2004 10:35
I usually read at least 1 book a week. You should probably make this a poll.
- 21-06-2004 11:06
I've never been a great consumer of books, but that's probably because I'm a slow reader, and english was my 2nd language (though i used to read a lot of japanese kiddies novels when i was about 5)
Its only recently that I've put myself through the task of reading as much as I can in the holidays, particularly the summer, when I don't have masses of homework and coursework, and usually fiction, and these days, English is the only language I can read (i've forgotten most of my japanese).
I buy lots of books (fiction and non-fiction) during the term-time whenever I go shopping, read a page or two, and end up coming back to it in the summer, though I must say, the last time i did that, i ended up reading the whole thing (Curious Incident of the Dog in the night Time, if anyone cares) because it was so good, (and it tied in with my mate's IB extended essay I read, so it was quite interesting ))
Apart from Fiction, I read a lot of non-fiction whilst at school (text books... *yawn*) and I guess I end up reading a lot of articles and rubbish on the Internet. It's just that with the internet, you don't have to strain your arm muscles lugging a 8kg textbook off the library shelf, and you can do a google search, and it'll all come up, rather than having to look through about 20 different bookcases and 60 different indexes in order to find something relevent.
my school even came up with a crazy idea of giving oxbridge candidates a list of books to read. sadly, most of them were fiction, and only one of the people were doing English Lit, but they were good books none-the-less.