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How Interesting would life be without Books?

Post by Debbyemi » 19 Sep 2017, 10:54

I sometimes wonder if life would be bored if there were no books or no authors to write books. Kudos to authors for writing wonderful books to keep our world interesting.

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Post by Kalin Adi » 19 Sep 2017, 13:29

I think everybody has a hobby that keeps him/her entertained. Since one of my favorite pastime is reading books, if I had no books to read, my life would be monotonous. Thanks God there are books with different genres, topics, sizes, styles, and so on.

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Post by Tsundoku-san » 20 Sep 2017, 01:01

I can't imagine. :shock: A world without books? No. They can take everything, the net, touched screen phones, and even technology. I can live without it. But no, not books! No darling, I will die! :shock:

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Post by Debbyemi » 20 Sep 2017, 05:28

Kalin Adi wrote:I think everybody has a hobby that keeps him/her entertained. Since one of my favorite pastime is reading books, if I had no books to read, my life would be monotonous. Thanks God there are books with different genres, topics, sizes, styles, and so on.
Exactly Kalin Adi, everybody has a hobby, I just can't imagine a life without book. Reading is my number one hobby.

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Tsundoku-san wrote:I can't imagine. :shock: A world without books? No. They can take everything, the net, touched screen phones, and even technology. I can live without it. But no, not books! No darling, I will die! :shock:
I really can't imagine a world without books, I also will happily give up net, touched screen phones for books. It has always been and will always be my number one hobby.

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Post by Star88 » 10 Oct 2017, 20:27

It's seems unimaginable to me. Books are my life. I suppose if it were to happen, I would have picked up some other hobby to obsess over. Not sure what it would be.

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Post by Debbyemi » 11 Oct 2017, 03:03

Star88 wrote:It's seems unimaginable to me. Books are my life. I suppose if it were to happen, I would have picked up some other hobby to obsess over. Not sure what it would be.
I really can't imagine a life without books, but like you said other hobby will surface.

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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 14 Dec 2017, 11:12

Life without books?? I can't imagine that, it would be very very tragic.
"I cannot live without Books" - Thomas Jefferson

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Post by Atheinne » 24 Dec 2017, 05:13

There'd be nothing. Unless you've got a great memory, then you could keep information in your head. Books are a source of information so I think without, them, life will feel dull

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Post by Rosemary Wright » 26 Dec 2017, 16:54

Knowledge is essential for a successful life and to have it, you must read books. No books, no life!

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Post by Jolyon Trevelyan » 27 Dec 2017, 17:09

It would be boring.
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Post by Kiisme » 10 Jan 2018, 12:16

I'm not sure as most books are movies, should be pretty boring i imagine

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Post by SPasciuti » 10 Jan 2018, 12:39

Speaking to something that isn't just about reading books for personal enjoyment, but we would be horribly behind in the progress of a lot of things if there were no books. A great many accomplishments we've managed would never have happened. Imagine science progressing without books to help it along? Imagine all those doctors who would have to learn solely by the word of other doctors. Medical, scientific, and technological advances would all be harder and harder to come by. Likely, we'd be living in a very undeveloped world.

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Post by uyky » 18 Jan 2018, 19:05

That would mean no reading AND no writing? Or would everything ever written just disappear if it got to the length of a story? Or we wouldn't even have letters? It kind of triggered an avalanche of horrible ideas for me.

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Post by Ksadoqb » 18 Jan 2018, 19:08

Very boring

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Post by CNWaweru » 26 Jan 2018, 20:44

I'd give life without books a 2 out of 10. I think books connect people across communities and time. They also relieve stress and enable readers to experience situations they would otherwise never had the privilege to experience.
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