Books are becoming less and less popular. Although there’s still a fair share of earth-people that like to read, the number of readers is getting smaller. Modern techniques, including the internet, are partially to blame for that.
Who of the CD Freakers likes to read books? And if you don’t read books… why is that? Because you don’t like to do so? No spare time? Lost your library card?
I didn’t read any book for over 7 years. Last summer I bought me a copy of The DaVinci code by Dan Brown. It felt strange to read again (I only read magazins and studybooks), but it felt good as well. I think I’m going to read some more.
I read every single day, serious stuff too. Doesn’t everyone? No, I’m not kidding, I can’t get to sleep at night unless I read for at least a half-hour. Just wait 'til you get old. Currently reading “Inside the Soviet Army” by Viktor Suvorov.
Currently working on the second volume of Hunter Thompson’s “Gonzo Letters”. I not only read, I still buy books. I like the fact that books I bought 40 years ago can still be read no matter what the technology.
I am and have always been a huge reader, like my mother. I have an enormous collection of books that I read again and again, as the mood strikes me. My mother and I, and a few people I know, have the ability to look past the words (they disappear) and see the events in the book as if they were happening on TV. If I’m left alone I can devour a standard novel in about 5-6 hours, and a longer book in about a day. Reading is the ultimate escape for me, as it takes me away from pain and stress. While I was 9 months pregnant and home on maternity leave, I went to the library and borrowed the Harry Potter series (books 1-4 at that time) that I had heard so much about. I stayed in bed and read all four in less than a week. I didn’t want to leave that universe. I have several series that I love to dive into sometimes. My favorite two are both written by Anne McCaffrey: the Dragonriders Of Pern series, and the Talents series, which is comprised of two series that tie together (the Pegasus books and the Rowan books). I hate e-books, because they kill my eyes, and I’ll never get into books on tape because I never really go anywhere. So, the bound-paper book will always be a huge part of my life, and it saddens me that less people feel that way anymore…
Are you kidding? A sex goddess with a brain? What could be sexier?
I’m reading Eldest right now. I loved Eragon, but I would probably compare them to The Lord Of the Rings, because the style is incredibly similar.
i read very often books, now im reading The Runaway Jury [John Grisham] (in english) not for school, just for fun haha … it doesn’t matter to me if it’s english or dutch, although english is ofcourse a bit harder. i started reading when i was like 4 and never stopped loving it
Actually I’m quite surprised that so many people still read books. Most ppl I know don’t find the time or the patience to read a book. They prefer to read stuff on the internet, watch TV or go to a bar… but they don’t like reading books.