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Elsa
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This is a serious question. Are books dead? People don't have time for them..?

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Elsa said
This is a serious question. Are books dead? People don't have time for them..?

Technology is definitely affecting the reading experience, it's undeniable - qualitatively, for sure, perhaps also quantitatively. I see more and more people relying on tablets and smartphones to read e-books in screen format. It's becoming a thing, for sure. 
It also seems that people dedicate less time to reading, maybe this was the original meaning of the question. It's understandable, in times like these. 

Personally, I'm not enthusiastic about the whole eBook trend, I prefer going through a real book as I'm doing right now than having to stare at a computer (or, worse, tablet) screen. I definitely have less time than before, to dedicate to books, but I try to read as much as possible nevertheless. So, whatever the situation on a global level, my habits are going to stay consistent in this regard.

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Not with me and my friends. We are hardcore bibliophiles. Turns me off whenever I'm talking to a man who tells me he hasn't read a book since high school. Every man I have been in a serious relationship with has been a bibliophile. I started buying books for my son when he was an embryo.

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Very few young people read anything more than twitter length updates...unless they're forced. School assignment and such.

It makes them extremely narrow-minded, since you're only seeing updates from "friends".

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this is a good question. i also think technology is ruining that experience. i draw the line with literature. the pixelated e-version is far inferior to the real thing, crisp pages stamped with ink, but that could be my taurus venus side. i wouldn't read hemingway on my phone. that would be sacrilege.

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Tweek said
this is a good question. i also think technology is ruining that experience. i draw the line with literature. the pixelated e-version is far inferior to the real thing, crisp pages stamped with ink, but that could be my taurus venus side. i wouldn't read hemingway on my phone. that would be sacrilege.

I feel the same way, and I have my Venus in the 2nd House (in Virgo).

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