Do you read? (8)

Dec 27, 2014 3:18 PM CST Do you read?
Tinypaws
TinypawsTinypawsunknown, Longford Ireland20 Threads 1 Polls 559 Posts
From own experience, do you think this article speaks the truth or do you think it's stupid?






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Dec 27, 2014 3:47 PM CST Do you read?
Tinypaws: From own experience, do you think this article speaks the truth or do you think it's stupid?



I think it possibly is true in lots of cases.

Readers are exposed to the inside deoths of other people's minds and thoughts. They can see things from a different perspective, and even from the perspective of a different gender.

Reading does help to expand the mind, as does travel in a different way.

Having said that, the person I know who is being described in the article, was never a reader. Due to dyslexia , reading was never an option. But he was naturally artistic, creative and sensitive, and had the same qualities as they described in the piece.
Dec 27, 2014 4:24 PM CST Do you read?
henonpause
henonpausehenonpauseCork, Ireland69 Threads 2 Polls 2,360 Posts
Tinypaws: From own experience, do you think this article speaks the truth or do you think it's stupid?



Something that makes absolute sense can never be stupid.

Authors write what they know, or what they have experienced, or what they have researched. For a book to be good reading matter, it needs to draw in the reader and carry them on a journey... be it fact or fiction. And for that to happen, the author's ability to write emotionally, or factually, in an engaging fashion, guarantees the reader's mind will link with the story. Better than hot chocolate.

I cannot be without a book. I have hundreds. I have read thousands. A book to me is like a cigarette to a smoker : if I run out, I go into withdrawal.

And I hate Kindles - they are not books. Books are made up of the feel, the cover, the smell of the fresh pages.... hmmmmm books. love
Dec 27, 2014 4:39 PM CST Do you read?
henonpause:

And I hate Kindles - they are not books. Books are made up of the feel, the cover, the smell of the fresh pages.... hmmmmm books.


I thought I would hate Kindles, but I am afraid I've become an addict.
They are so easy to transport, you can have hundreds, even thousands, of books in one little pqckage.

I still buy hardbacks or other 'keepers' in paper form to have forever, but everything else on kindle now.
Dec 27, 2014 4:41 PM CST Do you read?
henonpause
henonpausehenonpauseCork, Ireland69 Threads 2 Polls 2,360 Posts
mollybaby: I thought I would hate Kindles, but I am afraid I've become an addict.
They are so easy to transport, you can have hundreds, even thousands, of books in one little pqckage.

I still buy hardbacks or other 'keepers' in paper form to have forever, but everything else on kindle now.


Agreed - but I only read one book at a time. Can't snuggle in bed on a cold winter's night with your electric blanket, rain lashing outside, and a piece of plastic.

Well, not Kindle plastic, anyway angel
Dec 27, 2014 4:57 PM CST Do you read?
henonpause: Agreed - but I only read one book at a time. Can't snuggle in bed on a cold winter's night with your electric blanket, rain lashing outside, and a piece of plastic.

Well, not Kindle plastic, anyway


I do grin
Dec 27, 2014 5:06 PM CST Do you read?
peachmelba
peachmelbapeachmelbawexford, Wexford Ireland104 Threads 14,241 Posts
Before I came on the forums I read more but I've scaled down the amount of time I spent on here,,

Think I go through phases where if I like sumit I put alot of my time into it,

I still like the forums but getting back into doing other stuff I enjoy too.

I'd read all kinds of books fictional non fictional,like a good thriller,
Dec 28, 2014 7:18 AM CST Do you read?
Tinypaws
TinypawsTinypawsunknown, Longford Ireland20 Threads 1 Polls 559 Posts
I agree with you lot that reading makes a huge difference hug (obviously completely unbiased, being a writer laugh ). I started reading fiction very early and it has enriched my childhood by a huge measure, in my belief anyway. Can't say though I ever dated an avid reader. My father was one (he was into science fiction, where I probably got my love for scifi from), and my oldest son loves to read (the younger one not so much fiction, he reads and writes scientific material, but he did read some fiction at least for a while in the past).

I do wonder if we'd look at publications, whether we'd find more releases aimed at females in the fiction industry. Females do seem to be more of the reading kind? Is there an underlying belief maybe within males that reading is something 'unmanly' and should be left to the girls? I am certain the Ice and Fire novels have a strong male readership, but on a day to day basis, I can't help but think females read more.

As for kindle, I am with heno - need the feel of a book, the smell of paper and so forth.. but kindles do look extremely practical for travelling thumbs up
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