Do you actually like reading books?

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I read here and there, online and small articles in a magazine or newspaper but i can't pick up a longass novel and start reading it. the last time i did i was just repeating the words inside my head and not actually read it. so half way in i'm panicking trying to figure out what the plot is about because it just goes in and out.

this has become a problem because i'm doing literature atm and studying two novels urgghhh, so what i do is look up the plot in a summary and then watch the film version if they have any, then i start reading cos then i dont have to digest the words and take effort in understanding it. reading is so tedious, i dont understand how people can actually finish one harry potter book...
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It's been a long time since I've properly sat down and indulged myself into a good book :ninja:

One day, one day ... :moon:
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I like reading, but A levels stops me from doing loads of things I enjoy
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Not if it's a book for English. English ruins books.
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Yes, but have read my current book in weeks lmao
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Yes, I'm an obsessive bibliophile.

And...sorry to sound so old and boring, but it's depressing to see people not reading books. Too many kids get most of their knowledge of current affairs and their understanding of politics/ethics from Facebook posts or Twitter.
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Books suck I can't read propelrly.

If it is STEM it is good.
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I love reading! :woo: Trying to devote more time each day to it and get back to my old days of obsessive reading.
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No, I don't like reading that much any more. I only read non-fiction books in short bursts these days, but I used to be able to sit and read for hours. I think GCSE English kinda ruined reading for me to be honest
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(Original post by ihatePE)
I read here and there, online and small articles in a magazine or newspaper but i can't pick up a longass novel and start reading it. the last time i did i was just repeating the words inside my head and not actually read it. so half way in i'm panicking trying to figure out what the plot is about because it just goes in and out.

this has become a problem because i'm doing literature atm and studying two novels urgghhh, so what i do is look up the plot in a summary and then watch the film version if they have any, then i start reading cos then i dont have to digest the words and take effort in understanding it. reading is so tedious, i dont understand how people can actually finish one harry potter book...
I adore reading.

and with all due respect, if you don't actually like reading then why take English literature as an A level? seems a bit silly to me.
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(Original post by Quantex)
Yes, I'm an obsessive bibliophile.

And...sorry to sound so old and boring, but it's depressing to see people not reading books. Too many kids get most of their knowledge of current affairs and their understanding of politics/ethics from Facebook posts or Twitter.
Nothing wrong with using modern technology to improve knowledge of anything, there is masses of information I know that I've seen on twitter or facebook or just online in general, stuff that unless I bought three, at least, newpapers a day, some from abroad let alone in the UK, or bought hundreds more £10-£20 books I wouldn't know.

As it is I love reading, I'm currently going through Tony Benn's diaries, and I have a few other books ready to read once I finish the diaries. I'm learning so much from the books as well, stuff I wouldn't learn online, but there is also a lot I won't read in these books that I could learn online about politics, ethics and current affairs.
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(Original post by Kay_Winters)
Nothing wrong with using modern technology to improve knowledge of anything, there is masses of information I know that I've seen on twitter or facebook or just online in general, stuff that unless I bought three, at least, newpapers a day, some from abroad let alone in the UK, or bought hundreds more £10-£20 books I wouldn't know.

As it is I love reading, I'm currently going through Tony Benn's diaries, and I have a few other books ready to read once I finish the diaries. I'm learning so much from the books as well, stuff I wouldn't learn online, but there is also a lot I won't read in these books that I could learn online about politics, ethics and current affairs.
Alistair Campbell's diaries I recommend too. Still want to read Benn's one but alas, uni reading is always in the way.
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Alistair Campbell's diaries I recommend too. Still want to read Benn's one but alas, uni reading is always in the way.
I plan to read, diaries wise at least, Chris Mullin's diaries next, Alistair Campbell's diaries is on my radar however as one I need to read. I also really want to read a tory's diaries, just to get another view on parliament and such
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(Original post by Kay_Winters)
I plan to read, diaries wise at least, Chris Mullin's diaries next, Alistair Campbell's diaries is on my radar however as one I need to read. I also really want to read a tory's diaries, just to get another view on parliament and such
I'd like to read a Tory one too. Campbell's are funny though, they're not boring!
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