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1. I can’t make time for reading
2. There aren’t many good books these days.
3. I prefer electronic books.
4. I can’t stand reading books.
5. Reading is the window to the world.
6. Nothing will replace the real book.
7. I am a total bookworm.
A – 4
B – 1
С – 5
D – 7
E – 2
F – 6
I never read books probably out of sheer laziness. I just don’t have the mindset for sitting down and reading a book. It’s so much easier to watch a movie if one is made about the book or just use your imagination. Besides, I usually have so many other things to do like homework or shopping. I guess the main reason why I detest reading is that my eyes get tired easily. Books often have very small print, which is really annoying. If I have to read, I will choose some electronic device where I can enlarge the print.
Actually, I love reading. It’s much better to read than to think about my everyday problems. To me, it feels like an escape from the real world. It just takes me away to the place I want to be in and relaxes me. I especially enjoy science fiction books, although I never seem to finish them. I don’t know whether it’s because I have so much work to do or maybe it’s just because there’s always someone around. Every time I sit down to read a book, everyone bothers me. I own so many books and I haven’t even read half of them.
A book is a fantastic daydream that we are allowed to participate in. When I read stories, it’s like I’m visiting another place. Reading gives me new ideas to ponder, or ways to think more deeply about old ideas. Sometimes I go over stories and characters in my mind. It often gives me a new perspective. Reading allows me to meet new people and gives a view of cultures different from mine. It permits me to travel to places I’ve never been, and allows me to live in either a real or imaginary world. Overall, it’s a very pleasant and enjoyable way to spend time!
I absolutely enjoy reading. I especially love reading fantasy because it just takes me away from reality and into another world! Reading is my favourite pastime and it will probably never change! I read very quickly and I can read a whole book in a day. I am surrounded by over 5000 books and 1000 magazines, and I can’t help discovering the mysteries hidden in them. One of the books I am reading now is the history of South America. Now I see that things happening there today are the same kind of things that have happened over the last 200 years.
I am really into video games. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a computer ‘geek’ by any terms, but it’s just what I like doing. I like reading about them, buying them, and spending most of my time playing them. I’ve always liked reading, but lately I don’t spend much time doing it. I got ‘Cell’ by Stephen King as a gift for Christmas, and I really enjoyed it. I actually want to sit down and read a good book. The problem is I rarely find books like this one. I’d like to be as obsessed with books as I am with video games.
I think some people don’t like reading because nowadays everything is so easy for them. They have computers, ipods, mp3 players, and the stuff like that. So they tend to forget the simple pleasure of reading a good book. As for me, there’s nothing better than sitting in an armchair with a book in my hands, enjoying pictures and feeling the smell of paper. Electronic books are convenient but they lack presentation. My preference is for a paper book. I can throw it in my backpack, don’t have to worry about batteries or power sources, and it is generally better for my eyes.