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suzannah304 | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted November 17, 2012 at 1:43 PM via web

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Novels--a waste of time?

Is reading novels a waste of time? Can you give your opinions, please?

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mafi010 | College Teacher | eNoter

Posted December 27, 2012 at 10:36 PM (Answer #45)

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it is a waste of time for the illeterate

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nicoledesilva | Student, Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted January 1, 2013 at 3:14 PM (Answer #47)

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I don't think reading novels is a waste of time. For some people, characters are their first friends and become their best friends. The world the characters live in becomes yours. Books help you imagine and well...... I don't really know.... but I love books, so yeah. :)
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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted February 19, 2013 at 12:23 PM (Answer #63)

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"Into the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman"

"Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking"

"Stephen Hawking and the Grand Design Part -1,2"

"How its made"

 

And many more shows

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 17, 2012 at 3:01 PM (Answer #2)

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I do not think it is a waste of time to read.  Reading "great literature" novels can be important to you because it can help cause you to think about issues faced by individuals and societies.  But even if you read novels that are just for fun it can be good for you.  It can stimulate your imagination.  It can help you to use language better because you will be exposed to different styles of writing.  I don't think reading is ever a waste of time.

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e-martin | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 17, 2012 at 5:02 PM (Answer #3)

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Novels are not a waste of time in my opinion. Reading a novel is as useful and fulfilling as having a conversation, studying history, or spending time contemplating new ideas.

In fact, that is what reading a novel is, in a way. Reading is a conversation, a contemplation of ideas, and can be a means of learning about cultures, people and places that we were once not informed of. 

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM (Answer #4)

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I, too, do not think that reading novels is a waste of time. Personally, I have sen how reading can improve a person's vocabulary. Both of my children read far beyond their grade level and have a vocabulary which impresses even me. That said, reading also offers an escape from life. They can allow readers to go on historical adventures, visit space, and venture into the mystical and supernatural.

Novels also allow readers to use their imaginations--through readers creating mental images of the characters and settings defined within the novel. Also, novels can allow readers to expand their own limitations, ideologies, and morality.

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suzannah304 | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:03 AM (Answer #5)

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Thanks for your opinions and i too think that reading novels is not a waste of time. But some of my elders think that reading novels diverts one's mind from studies. They say there are lots of coursebooks and it's better to read them than novels.I even had my novel snatched and thrown. Do novels divert one's mind?

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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 4:08 AM (Answer #18)

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In reply to #15:Suicide? Mmm.. It should not be the negative acts in the books that we should add into our lives. In my case I won't feel like suiciding even a character spotted with white light does so. Again it depends on the way you take it. It can affect you, but it can't drag u or make you the opposite you are now, what must be added to the life is the lesson or the moral not the negative things, bullbudder

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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 4:15 AM (Answer #21)

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well #16

brain is llike an empty  pot which may take good things but it will obviously take a lot of bad and dirty things 

 

It will take, but It does not mean you should absorb and pursue that. It's just knowledge.. You need not to put those into action. :)

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jleslie08 | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted January 3, 2013 at 1:49 PM (Answer #48)

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Reading opens so very many doors for you. Novels provide knowledge, pleasure, even escape for those whose minds need a break. I tell my students constantly that the most important thing to keep in mind is to choose a book that interests you as a person. Reading can be enjoyable as long as you are reading material that touches you on some level. As a teacher, I find reading to be a doorway leading to me to different avenues of thought. There are huge numbers of messages waiting to be found and explored. In order to become a well-rounded individual who is capable of more than pure intellectual thought, reading is essential. Yes, textbooks are important, but they expand your mind only so far.

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted January 8, 2013 at 3:55 AM (Answer #49)

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Wasting time is anything that cannot make you in anyway productive. Anything you do that prevents you from doing things that you ought to do can produce a wasted time. So if you read novels and get addicted to it, thus neglecting your other duties as an individual, can definitely waste your time.

 

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 8, 2013 at 11:13 AM (Answer #50)

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the characters of well any novel are just a figment of writers mind they absolutely  

do not exist this proves thinking about them wastes our time

i agree with 49#

and 48 novels provide break as u said they break our concentration and perside over our destiny to the starting line

the one n only break or refreshment in life is death

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William Delaney | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM (Answer #52)

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In reply to #50, would you consider watching movies and watching television a waste of time? Do you watch sports on TV? Are you following the NFL playoffs on TV? Seen any good movies lately? Do you listen to any music?

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francy17 | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted January 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM (Answer #56)

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No not at all! Is watching TV a waste of time? Some would say yes but it is simply a form of entertainment as novels are. Novels also provide a source of enlightenment as you read. You gain insight on different subjects. We find our education in novels and paths into the psyche of the mind of different authors and our own. An adventure begins every time a book is opened. I don't read a ton but when I do I thoroughly enjoy it.

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted January 17, 2013 at 4:19 PM (Answer #58)

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in reply to #56!

Watching TV is fun especially "Man vs Wild" and Astrophysics shows!

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suzannah304 | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted November 18, 2012 at 5:03 AM (Answer #8)

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in reply to #7, I don't think that you are a good reader by what you have said above. Novels are your second world; if not yours, at least they're mine. I never think of novels as being useless. They give you so much: knowledge, thinking ability, creativity, ...

You mentioned that you have read 'the Alchemist' which is such a good book and I think that you haven't learnt anything by reading it. Or else you should have been eager to read more novels...

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:48 PM (Answer #10)

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Reading novels, particularly well-written ones, is an extremely worthy pastime.  Certainly, through a well-chosen novel, the reader can learn and explore new ideas, cultures, philosphies, or settings.  If anything else, reading a novel builds vocabulary and stimulates activity and the growth of dendrites in the brain.

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msmcgarron | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted November 19, 2012 at 8:43 PM (Answer #11)

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The number one way for students of any subject to improve their literacy (a complex and important thing) is to READ. The more you read, the better your literacy will become. So it doesn't matter what the topic is or whether it relates to your homework. Whatever you read will increase your skills in reading, writing, speaking, critical analysis; skills which are important for your entire education. So no, novels are by no means a waste of time. Even if you like to read bad novels, it will still contribute to your confidence with language. But obviously aim to read the good'uns!

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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted November 20, 2012 at 8:01 AM (Answer #12)

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I too am of the opinion that reading novels is not a waste of time. It can't divert your mind from studies. The people who says it does might be referring to badly written novels. Still, I believe whatever you read, even if it's tabloid articles, they have something to add to your life. Reading any novel is like experiencing another's life and you will be able to understand more about that character's experiences no matter what type of a novel it is.

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suzannah304 | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted November 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM (Answer #13)

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Thanks to all of you for your valuable posts...

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM (Answer #14)

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to #12

as u suggested sesh 

reading adds to your life and what is it that is being added arithmetically to ur life(ie to ur brain) well like whatever u said by reading novels u can go to see 1 characters experience but it does divert ur mind either it is bad or else

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM (Answer #15)

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and  

if u can open the doors to opening ones life and his experience and u r that that person. what if he had a bad life and he commited suicide  ur sub conscious MIND will fill u with commiting suicide when u r in a stress .

no matter what or whoever novel u r chatting with ur mind will swap with it 

then then how on gods name will it not divert ur mind sesh ???

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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 3:59 AM (Answer #16)

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as u suggested sesh 

reading adds to your life and what is it that is being added arithmetically to ur life(ie to ur brain) well like whatever u said by reading novels u can go to see 1 characters experience but it does divert ur mind either it is bad or else

Well.. The thing u read direcly affects your mind, it's true. But It does not mean it diverts your mind from studies. It depends on the way you take it to your brain.

 

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 4:04 AM (Answer #17)

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well #16

brain is llike an empty  pot which may take good things but it will obviously take a lot of bad and dirty things 

 

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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 4:25 AM (Answer #22)

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I do know that good moral should be added butttt

it doesnot happen everytime 

then why many youths smoke or do drugs

do you have any answer sesh???

Well.. I was talking about what books are for.. Don't you realize that's something else, bullbudder? Youth wants novelty, and new experiments, experiences. It's an addiction right? So I don't think any writer would force the reader for bad habbits. but if someone does those things, it's not because of the book or his surrounding, but because of the way he takes things in, else because of his own need. 

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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 4:37 AM (Answer #25)

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So you think novels divert your mind for bad mainly? Mmm.. I think it depends according to the person. Again, according to the way you take things in!!

I didn't mean being unusual, i just meant newness and experimenting..

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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 9:15 AM (Answer #28)

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Yeah that's right, but who will think about that book for days and nights? even if its that much interesting? You should have a balance in mind.

But it doen't mean you have to stay away from reading. Even the reader think about the story, just after reading, I believe no one will stop his/her all work and keep imagining those scenes in the book.. 

Reading will add something to you, and that added thing will come out in need, if someone thinks it diverts the mind from studies, better stop reading!! :D

 

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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted December 3, 2012 at 6:49 AM (Answer #31)

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Yes.. I'll be thinking about the interesting things in the book but all the time? No, it won't happen to me. I do agree I'll be living with that for a moment, but it wo't divert ny mind from studies. actually such an interesting book will be read repeatedly, yet, it won't divert my mind from studies completely. And, if happens, it will haunt in mind just after reading or for a small time, but i don't think it will civert mind like you day bullbudder..

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted December 3, 2012 at 7:32 AM (Answer #33)

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thinking is just an imagination sesh which u have commited in the above comments

but in practise why did u read the book again because it was attracting u towards its black hole away from ur coarse book into its imagination

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swaggartp | Student, College Freshman | eNoter

Posted December 5, 2012 at 3:03 PM (Answer #34)

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Not at all, novels are there to sort of exercise our brains, feeding our brains with more knowledge.

 I used to really dislike reading novels, especially the book that we are given to 'must read' in school, but when I trainned myself, like you would when you are about to run a race or exercise, I get a book and by the time I am in the 2nd chapter, somehow it grabs my attention and I read on, that shows that my brain is sort of accepting the concept that I want it to be fed ( i hope you understand)

novels are kinda growing on me gradually.

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hadawy | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 7, 2012 at 8:27 AM (Answer #35)

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It isn't a waste of time at all I think it is very important

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user5607583 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted December 15, 2012 at 3:50 PM (Answer #38)

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I do not think that novels are waste of time. It sure is more enjoyable for people who like to read but still, you can gain a different perspective while reading. It makes people ask themselves "what would have I done if it were me?" And no arguement that it enhances imagination. 

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted December 21, 2012 at 12:18 PM (Answer #41)

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Yeah! You can say that novels are really a waste of time.

 

But we can read it for entetainment and for fun.

 

The stories Bible are quite interesting.

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diali | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted December 25, 2012 at 10:38 AM (Answer #42)

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i dont think so novels are a waste of time but thay do improve your knowledeg about worldly affairs, public and individualistic thoughts and also improve your language for communication or even some sort of writings..

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oliviaharbor | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 27, 2012 at 3:20 AM (Answer #43)

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Well people vary and has it's own  point of views on things but me, since I'm a book lover, reading novel is not a waste of time at all. I am  fan of classic novel and always find a time to read despite of being busy researching and on photography. I believed we learn a different kind of thing on novels, well depends on the content.

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William Delaney | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 27, 2012 at 3:18 PM (Answer #44)

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Here is a quote pertinent to this interesting discussion:

Ours is a world in which knowledge accumulates and wisdom decays. Inevitably so; for advancing science and technology require the services of specialists, to each of whom is assigned the job (and it is a whole-time, a more than whole-time job) of mastering the intricacies of his particular field and keeping up with the changes in theory and practice brought about by scientific discovery and technical invention. That such specialists may and often do become highly trained barbarians has been, for some years past, the growing concern of educators.--Aldous Huxley

Good novels are a part of culture, and culture is essential to civilization. Any educated person should know something about literature, good music, art, good drama, even poetry, in order to avoid being a "highly trained barbarian." Otherwise there is a serious danger of ours becoming a "Brave New World."

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amarang9 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM (Answer #46)

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Reading novels is as important as it has ever been. Since we live in the age of sound bites and 24-hour news channels, people are reading newspapers less and there is an increasing urge to find news and knowledge in general as quickly as possible. There is nothing inherently wrong in seeking information quickly, but it establishes a pattern of short attention spans and skimming more than reading. Reading a novel requires time, patience, imagination, and usually, reflection. I would argue that reading novels (and other longer forms of texts - even newspapers) is vital because it impels people to contextualize information and relate that information to other disciplines such as sociology, psychology, etc. 

Reading extensive works (i.e. novels) will boost your vocabulary much more efficiently than if you were to sit and memorize words and their definitions because in reading, you are putting that knowledge (of learning new words) into practice. Although articles and coursebooks help, learning new concepts in the contexts of novels is more efficient than learning bits of information here and there. 

There are benefits to reading textbooks or coursebooks but a coursebook on literature is not the same as reading literature. For example, reading a coursebook on music is not the same as listening to that music. 

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted February 11, 2013 at 10:06 AM (Answer #61)

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no! watching meaningfull show is not a waste of time!

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted February 15, 2013 at 6:02 AM (Answer #62)

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and how do you describe this" meaningful show" ..astronuts............

I MEAN what are these meaningful shows like eh??....I HAVE NEVER heard of them..

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melissa1106 | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted August 13, 2014 at 7:48 PM (Answer #65)

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I do not believe reading novels is a waste of time. You can learn valuable  lessons from many classic and modern novels. You can also expand your vocabulary by reading and learn about things you may previously have not known about.  It may be a waste of time if you read a novel you know will not interest you  but if you have a good perspective it will not be a waste.

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nishu2766 | High School Teacher | Honors

Posted August 18, 2014 at 2:41 PM (Answer #66)

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very useful! sometimes, it's nice to just escape into a world you can create while you paint the words onto the easel of your mind. books make you reflect on your life, on your hopes and dreams; they tap into your deepest emotions and as anadded bonus, they make you a better reader and enhace your vocabulary. grab a book, find a cozy place to read, and enjoy a peaceful afternoon!

useful - as entertainment, as escapism, and to teach you how other people look at the world and feel things (also intensely useful as a young teen to help learn other modes of social behaviour than your parents example, and to expand vocab a lot).

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nishu2766 | High School Teacher | Honors

Posted August 18, 2014 at 2:46 PM (Answer #67)

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useful - as entertainment, as escapism, and to teach you how other people look at the world and feel things (also intensely useful as a young teen to help learn other modes of social behaviour than your parents example, and to expand vocab a lot).

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 18, 2012 at 3:03 AM (Answer #6)

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woooohhh wait ...........whattt ??????


although I very AM not your elder suzuna394 and very sad thing happened to u and ur book but "everything happens for our own good"


taking the spiral and white pages of a novel in ur eyes every time of ur life is worst then having addiction. we are not born in life to just read books ,we should do things practically


I JUST READ a book the alchemist during my holidays and i think  we should not be like the englishman who didnot notice the world through his eyes but was busy with his novels 

we should try to be like the shepherd 

I am not exaggerating but reading novels is a waste, if u dont know ur coarse

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 18, 2012 at 3:37 AM (Answer #7)

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novels you know ........

they just divert your mind away from ur studies and in the chamber of an individual and societies as post #2 said

brain is a baby which only believes in his mother eyes 

and if u eye only on novels so deeply then you have just forgotten to see its front cover

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM (Answer #9)

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well #8 

the world of novels is not our destiny

the world which i recall as imagination brings u with creative words some films by the way in theatres and what else???

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 4:12 AM (Answer #19)

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if u don,t feel like it then sesh u r a unique minded person

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 4:14 AM (Answer #20)

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I do know that good moral should be added butttt

it doesnot happen everytime 

then why many youths smoke or do drugs

do you have any answer sesh???

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 4:31 AM (Answer #23)

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well #22

novelty (derived from Latin word novus for "new") is the quality of being new, or following from that, of being striking, original or unusual.

if all youths try to be unusual then who will be original??

I meant that if we read books and try new things then we are taking risks in life with a book in a hand

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 4:33 AM (Answer #24)

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I dont I AM NOT TELLING THAT WE  should not take risks but that risk with just a book seems as is we are trying to kill a mocking bird

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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 4:41 AM (Answer #26)

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I dont I AM NOT TELLING THAT WE  should not take risks but that risk with just a book seems as is we are trying to kill a mocking bird

A person should be able to take risks and to filter good from bad.. Anyone can't stay away from world! B)

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 7:22 AM (Answer #27)

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Anyone can't stay away from world!

what does that mean??

and let me give u an example :


u read a book well any book suppose.....

if u cannot or could not finish it then u will be missing it (i meant the  book)and its story . in time when u have completed it u eill be .thinking about the story again n again 

u may even  read it again because it is like an addiction!!!!!!

isn;t ur mind being diverted away from ur own life

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted November 24, 2012 at 9:48 AM (Answer #29)

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any ways u will still be thinking about it(the story)

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted December 3, 2012 at 6:38 AM (Answer #30)

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well sesh if smth in life is interesting that the mind doesnot let it go away

believe it

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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted December 3, 2012 at 6:55 AM (Answer #32)

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*but i don't think it will divert mind like you say bullbudder..

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted December 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM (Answer #36)

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in reply to 34s

as u suggested swaggarpt ,"m in the 2nd chapter, somehow it grabs my attention"and"my brain is sort of accepting the concept".... ..........

closing INTO ur words readinga novel separaates u from the real world into its world which u prefer telling a exercise or yoga of some sort

as u said novels are gradually growing on to u 

giving ur brain a slow poison... acept it it will haunt u time and again 

u won.t be able to extricate from it...believe it or not..

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popan006 | Student, Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted December 11, 2012 at 5:22 PM (Answer #37)

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Improves your vocabulary for writing essays etc.

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user804180 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 16, 2012 at 2:11 PM (Answer #39)

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Sumtyms elders do think that reading novels is a waste of tym..cuz they c tht v the youngsters spend more tym readin novels thn the tym spent wid our coursebooks

Therefore readin novels isnt a problem but the time u spent on it is a matter of concern If u r jus readin novels n ignorein ua studies thn it is a prob..:)

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted December 18, 2012 at 5:25 AM (Answer #40)

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i agree with u #39 u really understood what are novels

and like u said #38

"what would have I done if it were me?"

u are already in its black hole into its imagination i teel ya

readind a novel( ie, it is not a reality its fake/ fiction of an authers mind)

reading novels only gives ya its story nothing else 

it wastes ur time money where instead u could have finished a whole dictionary (replyto 37)to improve ur vocabularies

 

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 8, 2013 at 11:20 AM (Answer #51)

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only to 45#

illiteracy is just a supposition  sir,

those who are not educated can live a life better ,than those who spent their time reading novels

illiterate men n wemen can work, clearly survive without readind novels 

those r the illiterate who try to reach life by reading n not by experiencing  

it.

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 12, 2013 at 7:46 AM (Answer #53)

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ofcoarse watching tv as u said movies is the same

from ur words it seems as if u watch sports ...don,t be angry but the same things happen in football ..basketball..and all 

a team wins and a team looses..it goes on n on non..

total waste ..these days there i find very less good movies ,so i really don,t have much time of my life for any novels or movies ..its that the thing we do in action that matters now...

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 12, 2013 at 7:52 AM (Answer #54)

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one more 

' we see movies and football games because there is nothing we can do about it

we see it to chatt about it with some of our friends or ....... because they see it for the same and it spreads like a swin flu...I listen to music ..

but what I found is that this music thing traps me in some of its thoughts

and figures ...although it clams ones BP but taking these factors in account this is all a waste of time waste of activeness...

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 12, 2013 at 7:53 AM (Answer #55)

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think about it

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user5074468 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 16, 2013 at 11:50 AM (Answer #57)

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Reading novel can never be a waste of time to me because it gives me joy to be able to read all kinds of novel, as a matter of fact, reading novel is 1 of my hobbie.

www.peculiarmagazine.com

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 21, 2013 at 1:12 PM (Answer #59)

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the adventure that begins... after u open any book can,t be stopped can it??

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted February 21, 2013 at 7:43 AM (Answer #64)

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ooooooooooooooo

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unspeakable49 | Student, Grade 12 | Honors

Posted September 6, 2014 at 12:57 PM (Answer #68)

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Reading can never be a waste of time because it has effects on us in multiple ways. From improving our vocabulary, to making us more empathetic, reading is essential. The reason it has so many benefits is because it is one of the most neurologically demanding actions. There are multiple processes taking place, and because of that it affects us psychologically and physiologically.

I recently did an extensive project on reading and empathy - how reading increases empathy. You can contact me if you want further information. :)

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bullbudder | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted February 9, 2013 at 3:59 PM (Answer #60)

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admit it ...............

watching tv listening to music ..reading novels .................................

is all a waste ....a fake love in life taht drives us away ...like how the wind blows the water away in silent ponds......

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