Do you read books for pleasure, and if so what kind do you like to read?

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  1. nakmeister profile image64
    nakmeisterposted 10 years ago

    Do you read books for pleasure, and if so what kind do you like to read?

    Do you read just one genre or lots?

  2. kschimmel profile image72
    kschimmelposted 10 years ago

    I read YA fiction so I can make recommendations to teens (I'm a librarian) and then I read thrillers, biographies, and history for pleasure.

  3. JayeWisdom profile image89
    JayeWisdomposted 10 years ago

    Of course!  I learned to read at the age of four and was enraptured by the joy of books. That enjoyment has stayed with me throughout my life (I'm nearly 71), and--to borrow from an old commercial--a day without reading is (to me) like a day without sunshine. I usually read in the evenings or for at least a couple of hours before I go to sleep. I credit my reading 'habit' with teaching me throughout life and maintaining my desire to continue learning.  Reports that the youth of today read fewer books make me sad. They truly don't know what they're missing.

    My favorite genres include:  all subtypes of 'mystery/suspense'; autobiography; and non-fiction.

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image61
    The Examiner-1posted 10 years ago

    I read fiction books for pleasure before bed, (mystery, fantasy, SciFi). I read reference/non-fiction books for learning at other times to learn and study.

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    sheilamyersposted 10 years ago

    Most of the books I read are for pleasure - even non-fiction. I read mostly crime / mysteries, but I read almost anything if the synopsis catches my attention and gets me interested.

  6. Amy Naylor profile image80
    Amy Naylorposted 10 years ago

    I love reading kids fantasy book. Some of the adventures in them are brilliant and it enables me to read at night without having to do any major thinking. It's just mindless, straight forward entertainment at the end of a long, hard-working day.
    It's an especially kind contrast after some of the text books and philosophers' essays I have to read during the day!

    1. nakmeister profile image64
      nakmeisterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds a great idea - Itoo often I go to bed to read at night and fall asleep after a couple of pages or find I can't concentrate on it. Any particular books you'd recommend?

    2. Amy Naylor profile image80
      Amy Naylorposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm currently reading a series called The Edge Chronicles. It's sort of a more accessible version of Tolkien's stuff  (they're the same writers who published Muddle Earth so you can tell they're fans). It's full of adventure and silliness. Recommend!

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    spahi992posted 9 years ago

    The books I usually read are success books. Sometimes I read a story.


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