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Post by kingslexasoh1000 » 11 Nov 2017, 14:49

well I would prefer recent because I am kind of the guy that like to be updated
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Post by WendyH » 12 Nov 2017, 11:40

I prefer reading both as old books can be just as entertaining and informative as newer ones. Older books also allow you to slip into the past, into times you never got to be apart of.

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Post by kingslexasoh1000 » 14 Nov 2017, 15:54

Recent books are better and updated....while old books won't get you updated.....but if you like old books I ain't saying you should stop reading them....but I prefer recent books.

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Recent books are better and updated....while old books won't get you updated.....but if you like old books I ain't saying you should stop reading them....but I prefer recent books.
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Post by MLove83 » 21 Nov 2017, 09:40

Both! Anything and everything!

When I was a kid, my family went to visit my aunt and cousins. My cousin found me reading the instructions on the lid of the washing machine, rolled his eyes, and said, "Mom, we need to take Misty to the library TODAY."
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Post by Rana Mohsin » 25 Nov 2017, 12:15

i like both books both gives knowledgr

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Post by inaramid » 15 Dec 2017, 03:17

The only bearing the publication date has for me is the language and the relevance. Sometimes, old books are hard to read because of the way it was written. Sometimes, there are many concepts that are obsolete. I'd give anything a chance either way.

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 24 Mar 2018, 21:02

I like both new and old books. It is fun to see how technology, language, and the economy have changed through the years with writing as a source to compare. I find a beautiful nostalgia in reading a book that features cassette tapes. References to the time in which books were written are awesome. There are even some authors who start books in the 90s and write for years as though only months have passed, when in reality it is 20 years later. Seeing the effort, creativity, and inspiration in an authors process is so appreciated. Most of the books I read are set in different timelines or different worlds entirely.

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Post by sydney emmanuel » 08 Apr 2018, 10:18

I love reading old book.

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Post by jvez » 23 Apr 2018, 10:40

I tend to read newer books, because I often have troubles with the writing-style and concept of older books. This is why I never enjoyed classics.

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Post by Elzaavdolli1 » 23 Apr 2018, 13:04

I find interesting both old books and new books, I like even classics books

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Post by BookishCoffeeBlog » 09 Jun 2018, 22:12

I am often a bigger fan of reading recently published books. I feel as though I can relate and connect with the characters and situations more. I am also easily attracted by the hype that is created around recently published books. With so many people posting and discussing new reads, I immediately feel the need to read it, due to the Mere Exposure Effect.

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Post by BookishCoffeeBlog » 09 Jun 2018, 22:14

jvez wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 10:40
I tend to read newer books, because I often have troubles with the writing-style and concept of older books. This is why I never enjoyed classics.
I am in the same boat! It is pretty difficult for me to understand "Old English" and I often have trouble focusing on the story because of this.

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