If you had to choose from being able to only read books, or only write, which wo

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  1. Theater girl profile image69
    Theater girlposted 9 years ago

    If you had to choose from being able to only read books, or only write, which would it be?

    I don't want to leave my answer yet, because I am interested in reading what you all have to say first!

  2. Anna Haven profile image75
    Anna Havenposted 9 years ago

    I would write.
    Writing comes from deep inside and is full of your very soul.
    Books are pleasure, learning and leisure when read; but are someone else's deep inside and soul.
    I love reading though and I would really miss my books!

    1. Theater girl profile image69
      Theater girlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It is a tough choice! But you are correct, good writers write their soul into the pages.

  3. LastRoseofSummer2 profile image84
    LastRoseofSummer2posted 9 years ago

    This is tough to answer from the standpoint that it sometimes seems like WRITER'S BLOCK is my middle name! I really like reading books. But I love writing above all else. Being able to write will always be my first choice (although like Anna Haven I would REALLY miss my books!).

    1. Theater girl profile image69
      Theater girlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Being blocked is indeed tough! Sometimes I think that it is a waiting period when our muses are off helping someone else!

  4. Lisa HW profile image60
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    Read.  If it weren't for reading I wouldn't know the stuff I know today; and since I don't want to live life without continuing to learn, I'd choose reading.

    1. Theater girl profile image69
      Theater girlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      As a reading teacher, I guess my answer is not too much of a secret! Read more, learn more!

  5. johnsonrallen profile image90
    johnsonrallenposted 9 years ago

    Reading by a wide margin. While I love to write, I believe I would replace that with oral storytelling. That's not considered cheating, is it?

    1. Theater girl profile image69
      Theater girlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Not at all! If I could not write, I am sure I would compose in my head. And since I rarely stop speaking....I am sure some would spill out!

  6. wayne barrett profile image74
    wayne barrettposted 9 years ago

    Wow, this is a really good question because it is so hard to answer. I love to read; I think reading has made me a better person, a smarter person. Reading is a way to escape reality. Having said that; writing is also a way of escape. It is a meditative expression and release. I don't know if it would be cheating, but if I could at least read my own writing, then I would have to choose writing.

    1. Theater girl profile image69
      Theater girlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering! It is a tough one....for all of us! But I love the tough questions cause they tickle our brains!

  7. M. T. Dremer profile image81
    M. T. Dremerposted 9 years ago

    I'd have to choose writing, because it's an outlet for me. However I would probably become a bad writer as a result. One of the best ways to stay sharp in ones own writing is to read a lot, and it would be incredibly sad to miss out on those stories.

    1. Theater girl profile image69
      Theater girlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Writing and reading are so closely linked, which is why this question is so thought provoking....but yes, one of my sure fire ways to get out of a block, is to read more!

  8. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

    I had to think about this one, but I would choose reading.  As much as I love writing and playing with words, the entire writing process, I think a writer who only writes can become lost or even self-absorbed in their own world.  Reading gives us the opportunity to explore other writer's worlds and give us an escape.  Writing itself can be a labor, thus reading gives us respite and opens our minds.   To quote a famous French author; "Reading brings us unknown friends."  How many real people or fictional characters in books have deeply affected us and connected us with the vastly strange, powerful thread of humanity.  Therefore, I choose books.  Great question, Theatergirl!

  9. profile image0
    AlienWednesdayposted 9 years ago

    Reading. My love of writing came from reading. Without reading, I don't feel I could write so well.

  10. wychic profile image82
    wychicposted 9 years ago

    Unfortunately, it would have to be write. There's no question about it. I write for a living, and have the only income for a family of five. No writing means no food or bill payment. My reading for fun and brain food would have to take backseat smile.

  11. Theater girl profile image69
    Theater girlposted 9 years ago

    I would always choose books. I love to write, but books have often times filled spaces in my life that would be too empty without them! Thank you all for answering!


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