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    As a child I used to read tons and tons of books; now I watch more movies. I think this is because I have to do a lot of reading for my job, but I'm not sure. Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon?

    Of course, I still read books. When I was younger, however, I always had my head stuck in a book. It made me wonder if education killed my love of reading or if I'm changing, or what the deal is....

    Has this happened to anyone else, and if so, why?
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    I read a ton of books up until highschool when they began making us read all the fracking time. Now I'm getting back into reading, though i still watch alot of movies except during the school year when i'm reading stuff for school. But once school is out or on breaks I read for my enjoyment. So for me the more I have to read the less I actually read. But if I had all the time in the world it probably be me alternating between watching movies and reading and writing.
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    I've sort of noticed this too. I usually read on the commute to/from work and afterwards if I'm really engrossed or close to the end of the book but lately I've been watching anime on my commute. However, this goes in cycles. I'll buy a stack of books and read them all then take a break and repeat several months later.

    At home, I really don't read as much as I used to but I have my TV on all the time.

    I think because with TV I can just flip around and find something interesting. Books usually require me to do some research on what I want to read or I have to wait for a whim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I read a ton of books up until highschool when they began making us read all the fracking time. Now I'm getting back into reading, though i still watch alot of movies except during the school year when i'm reading stuff for school. But once school is out or on breaks I read for my enjoyment. So for me the more I have to read the less I actually read. But if I had all the time in the world it probably be me alternating between watching movies and reading and writing.
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    I've sort of noticed this too. I usually read on the commute to/from work and afterwards if I'm really engrossed or close to the end of the book but lately I've been watching anime on my commute. However, this goes in cycles. I'll buy a stack of books and read them all then take a break and repeat several months later.

    At home, I really don't read as much as I used to but I have my TV on all the time.

    I think because with TV I can just flip around and find something interesting. Books usually require me to do some research on what I want to read or I have to wait for a whim.
    I can relate to both of you. Hmm, it's interesting to see I'm not the only one that goes on reading binges and then movie binges. I was starting to think I was getting stupid or something.

    Maybe my S is just growing hehe.
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    I'm always reading, still--but these days I do most of it online.

    I like to read, but reading an actual book takes SO much of my focus that I rarely do it. When I read a good book, and good books are the only ones I have any patience for at ALL, that's what I'm going to be doing obsessively and without taking a break, until it's completely finished. I consume books when I read them. So I don't read as much these days. Too much else I'd rather do. I read a lot in captive places, though. When I'm traveling, I'm all about reading. And when I lived in New York and rode the subway all the time, I read a ton of books.

    My main irritation with reading is that I don't retain stuff. I could read a boatload of classics, and if I didn't have to read them for an immediate discussion, I wouldn't remember them well enough to discuss them in detail even a week or two later. I retain the gist of the book, but not the detail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post

    My main irritation with reading is that I don't retain stuff. I could read a boatload of classics, and if I didn't have to read them for an immediate discussion, I wouldn't remember them well enough to discuss them in detail even a week or two later. I retain the gist of the book, but not the detail.
    I have that same problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    I'm always reading, still--but these days I do most of it online.

    I like to read, but reading an actual book takes SO much of my focus that I rarely do it. When I read a good book, and good books are the only ones I have any patience for at ALL, that's what I'm going to be doing obsessively and without taking a break, until it's completely finished. I consume books when I read them. So I don't read as much these days. Too much else I'd rather do. I read a lot in captive places, though. When I'm traveling, I'm all about reading. And when I lived in New York and rode the subway all the time, I read a ton of books.

    My main irritation with reading is that I don't retain stuff. I could read a boatload of classics, and if I didn't have to read them for an immediate discussion, I wouldn't remember them well enough to discuss them in detail even a week or two later. I retain the gist of the book, but not the detail.
    Exactly. And that's the frustrating element. It's like, you spend so much time doing something - for what? I tend to retain things I use, will need to use, or just fascinate me. Using up all your concentration for something you'll only retain just the general gist of seems like such an inefficient waste of energy, particularly when you don't need it. However, I read a lot in the context of work - retain it, use it, and learn quite a bit. (Or for translating, for example)...
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    I hardly watch movies or TV anymore. The older I get, the more I spend my time reading.

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    It's harder to find time to read, Little Linguist! At least that's my problem.

    Plus reading gets sort of lonely. I like to discuss what I get out of something with someone and it's easier to find people to discuss TV shows with than books.

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    I prefer to read.

    When I was in college was the only time when I preferred watching movies over reading.

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