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Post by Amagine » 30 Aug 2017, 15:43

Darakhshan Nazir wrote:Yes Rebecca ! Old or new won't matter. What book has in it matters
I agree! The content is more important than the age of the book.
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 30 Aug 2017, 18:22

Old books have wisdom they are tried and tested by the time but the new ones remind of new beginnings.

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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 30 Aug 2017, 19:15

Books don't differ on basis of old or it , what matters is good or not.
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Post by Ama Idim » 01 Sep 2017, 05:27

I read any. Be it old or recentlly published, I just want a good story, it doesn't matter.

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 01 Sep 2017, 05:30

Ama Idim wrote:I read any. Be it old or recentlly published, I just want a good story, it doesn't matter.
I support you. I consider a book to be good if it ignites my mind, it activates my brain cells, and it penetrates my heart.

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Post by elderwand » 01 Sep 2017, 12:44

I prefer recently published ones. But a good old book is better than a bad recent book.

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Post by IsabelMay » 01 Sep 2017, 12:59

As long as the book is good, it doesn't matter at all. I noticed that I like to read books published later than 2010, though, I kind of have a feeling anything before 2000 is ''classic'' and most of those books are just literature for work and studying and not fiction for fun.

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Post by EmunahAn » 02 Sep 2017, 07:18

I prefer older books. They elicit fantasy and knowledge of past times
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Post by tamdlyte » 02 Sep 2017, 17:59

I collect old books. I love how a bookcase of old books look, all lined up with their dusty looking covers... but I don't read them. Not my thing. But the new ones seem a little flighty. Random. So many different styles and quality of thought. Some good. Some bad. I guess I go with what most here are saying, I like to read Good books. Doesn't matter the age.

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Post by Yaone » 03 Sep 2017, 00:40

I read both. Fresh ideas are welcome and reflecting on the old also great.

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Post by MANENO ALEX » 03 Sep 2017, 13:39

Old books.
I like reading old books as they contains skills and wisdom of the old people they used during their hardship as they help me to make critical decision

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Post by jdy » 03 Sep 2017, 21:52

I read both new and old books. Some of the newer authors write about topics that directly effect my life. Sometimes the older books cause me to think harder and encourage my imagination about another tine.

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Post by RegularGuy3 » 04 Sep 2017, 07:24

For fiction, I prefer older because newer fiction sometimes tends to cater to fads. For non-fiction, I prefer newer because it can build on research done in the interim and explore how attitudes have changed over time.

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Post by ZenaLei7 » 04 Sep 2017, 20:20

I prefer to read recent books because there are so many of them out there. I usually don't read the same book twice so Im always on the look out for something new. However, if it's a book that is good but is old, I would probably still read it anyways.
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Post by jenjayfromSA » 05 Sep 2017, 02:39

"Read the good books first because there won't be time to read them all". Only too true. During my English course I waded through some of the classics and found them heavy going. Language has changed, although character and a good plot has not. One or two are still among my favourites. I adore going into an old library with wood-panelled wall, balconies with little ladders, leather tomes and that dusty, musty smell of old books. Would I read them? No time.

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