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Post by Harmony Hills » 04 Oct 2017, 06:49

Both have advantage and disadvantage. The recent one may be a cliche but a re-imagination of the idea, and the other one a classic but hard to read writing style. Still both of them will find their way creeping into our hearts. :D
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Post by ananya92 » 04 Oct 2017, 13:26

I think it depends on the book, whether its appreciated by a lot of people or not, and what the plot is about, etc. It doesn't matter whether its old or new.

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Post by Envision Tressy » 09 Oct 2017, 02:58

Both of them, because both contain equal adventures and knowledge..... The old ones are a little bit classy
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Post by Kate Richmond » 09 Oct 2017, 06:11

I read books I like no matter they are old or new. But I do find that old books are a bit harder to understand in term of many ways. For example, the language may be different.

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Post by NadineTimes10 » 10 Oct 2017, 02:59

Absolutely BOTH! I actually find it comforting to reread the old-fashioned books that I have, and I like the added challenge of digesting classics.

But I also like keeping up with what's new in my favorite genres. When I read older books, I'm usually reading by myself. :D When I read newer books, it's more like reading in a group, since there's usually someone else nearby who's reading it at the same time.

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Post by MsAlpha » 12 Oct 2017, 08:48

I would read any good book but I do have a great fascination for the classics, although I must admit that a lot of the older English works can be unbearably wordy.
Many of the more recent ones are also masterpieces in themselves so I think one should have a fair share of both.

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Post by meteku4 » 12 Oct 2017, 09:15

I like both, but given the choice to pick one, I will go for newly published ones because books recently written will most likely touch on modern issues.

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Post by ifeoma obike » 12 Oct 2017, 18:59

I love both. Old books makes me relive the past and remind me how much the world has changed.

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Post by Job Njoroge » 15 Oct 2017, 09:01

Old are good but one has to read recent books to remain conversant with the current writing methods

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Post by Monroe1987 » 15 Oct 2017, 21:22

I enjoy newer books, but I have always enjoyed the classics more than anything else. Some of my favorites are A Christmas Carol, Pride & Prejudice, The Time Machine, and Wuthering Heights.

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Post by Sarah Immanuel » 17 Oct 2017, 12:34

I prefer both. Recently and old.

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Post by BelindaC » 19 Oct 2017, 08:02

I prefer both. It really depends on the specific book and what I'm in the mood for at the time.

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Post by krisengel » 19 Oct 2017, 09:55

I'm an equal opportunity reader. :) Sometimes I'll finish a book and be surprised at how long ago it was published. There are a lot of Little Free Libraries in my area and I also buy a lot of books from thrift stores, so many times the books are older ones. I feel like a good story never goes out of style.

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 19 Oct 2017, 13:30

I like old books but of late, I've found myself gravitating towards newly published books.
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Post by AnanyaAk » 11 Nov 2017, 14:23

I really don't care how recently the book was published, as long as it's interesting enough to read. I have read the oldies like Pride and Prejudice and Count of Monte Cristo, and also new releases like The Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead.

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