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i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.

 
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12/17/2012 09:16 PM
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i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
what can I expect to happen after one year?

what books are must reads? i'm not much of a reader, but i need to improve my reading skills. not looking forward to it! wish me luck. i get sleepy when i read.
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12/17/2012 09:23 PM
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You should start with the poky little puppy. You'll probably be quite smart after 1 year of reading.
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12/17/2012 09:25 PM

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If you can make it one year you will be for the better. We gave up TV over a year and a half ago and it has been absolutely wonderful. However when others ask you about this and that on tv and you're reply is that you don't watch tv they will be flabbergasted and think you are weird. But who cares what others think right;) You are making the right decision though.
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12/17/2012 09:28 PM
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Re: i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
I havent watched TV in years.. but I don't read more books, but I read more online.
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12/17/2012 09:30 PM
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Re: i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
You should start with the poky little puppy. You'll probably be quite smart after 1 year of reading.
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that would be nice. hopefully i can stay awake and comprehend what i'm reading. wish me luck. i'm going to need it.
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12/17/2012 09:31 PM
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Re: i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
i'll still get a few local channels so i can watch the news. i won't be completely cut off.
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12/17/2012 09:32 PM
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i'll still get a few local channels so i can watch the news. i won't be completely cut off.
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afterall, everyone needs a little programmingagentpick
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12/17/2012 09:33 PM
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Well Done OP

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Well Done
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i'm NOT looking forward to it.
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12/17/2012 09:34 PM
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Re: i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
I rarely watch my tv. I recommend The Prey Series by John Sandford.
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12/17/2012 09:35 PM
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Re: i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
I haven't watched TV since I was twelve or something.
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12/17/2012 09:37 PM
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I rarely watch my tv. I recommend The Prey Series by John Sandford.
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thanks for the recommendation. i'll definitely add it to my must read list.
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12/17/2012 09:39 PM
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Re: i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
I haven't watched TV since I was twelve or something.
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oh, that's too harsh for me. i plan to do one year. calling the cable company to have only internet. who knows, maybe after one year i'll fall in love with reading.
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12/17/2012 09:45 PM
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Online is cheaper anyway in the long-term, especially with unlimited broadband. Plus you can get the excellent press.tv, al jazeera, and RT streams giving you a different perspective on things other than the westernised right-wing crap.
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12/17/2012 09:45 PM
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Re: i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
I did the same thing. I decided to get rid of it for 1 year.

That was 8 years ago. I never got another.

You will soon start to be clearer.

After a while it will just annoy you when you see it.

You will realize just how much of peoples lives are centered around TV. And you will see just how much of peoples conversations are about TV.


Good luck OP.

One of the best things I ever did.
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12/17/2012 09:47 PM
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Re: i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
I did the same thing. I decided to get rid of it for 1 year.

That was 8 years ago. I never got another.

You will soon start to be clearer.

After a while it will just annoy you when you see it.

You will realize just how much of peoples lives are centered around TV. And you will see just how much of peoples conversations are about TV.


Good luck OP.

One of the best things I ever did.
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Ditto


Dont miss it at all, best thing I ever quit was TV.

bump
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12/17/2012 09:50 PM
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TV is only a invention brought forward to the masses 80 years ago, thousands upon thousands of years before this we used human integrity and imagination to pass the time.

Now it's 'government approved' babysitting which is the norm, I have a feeling 2000 years into the future we'll either all be cabbages or wondering wtf happened.
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12/17/2012 09:52 PM
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Re: i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
what can I expect to happen after one year?

what books are must reads? i'm not much of a reader, but i need to improve my reading skills. not looking forward to it! wish me luck. i get sleepy when i read.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27945631


I love reading. If I can power my Kindle Fire I will be able to read my 1500 books on them and my 300 physical books when the SHTF. I often am reading while hubby watches TV.

We have 1 day a week for no TV where the children and I read, work puzzles or play games. Hubby sleeps in his recliner. lol

Good on you op.

I like historical fiction.

My favorite books so far, ones I have read more than once.

Ben Hur
The Assyrian
The Face of Fear
The French Atlantic Affair
Marco Polo

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Re: i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
the local library in our town and the towns around us have been cutting back on the amount of books on their shelves, I know there a library and should have books. but they have all formed a chain and as long as 1 library in the group has the book then the other ones can ditch them. Any how our library has a sale once a month and sells these extra books for .10-.25 each. I would find a library close to you that may be doing the same thing and load up. You could easily get a years worth of books on things that interest you for next to nothing.
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12/17/2012 10:02 PM
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Re: i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
I did the same thing. I decided to get rid of it for 1 year.

That was 8 years ago. I never got another.

You will soon start to be clearer.

After a while it will just annoy you when you see it.

You will realize just how much of peoples lives are centered around TV. And you will see just how much of peoples conversations are about TV.


Good luck OP.

One of the best things I ever did.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12066736


thanks! that's encouraging. my main reason is to improve my reading comprehension and literacy skills. it's never to late for improvement. i hope to make some improvement.

i googled top 100 books everyone should read. there are a few lists out there, but most of the reading lists recommend the same books. i'll just pick books of that list. most of the books are classics which are good reads.
[link to www.telegraph.co.uk]

hope i'll learn to read faster and absorb more so i can read as many as i can from the list.
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12/17/2012 10:07 PM
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Re: i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
What's your favorite genre?
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12/17/2012 10:09 PM
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I got rid of mine 2 years ago. Best thing I ever did. I have lots of time for other things. It was very liberating. I thought I would read more and though I do read I just found more to do instead. Outside and Gardening took on a whole new meaning.

What made me decide to do it was one night from my barn I watched all the flashing going on thru the window from my TV and decided that there was somthing not right about that. It was like a thunder and lightening storm was going on in my house. It made me sick actually to see it. I walked in the house and turned it off.

I watch and rent the odd movie and thats it.
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12/17/2012 10:10 PM
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Re: i've decided to disconnect my TV for one year and read instead.
what can I expect to happen after one year?

what books are must reads? i'm not much of a reader, but i need to improve my reading skills. not looking forward to it! wish me luck. i get sleepy when i read.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27945631


I love reading. If I can power my Kindle Fire I will be able to read my 1500 books on them and my 300 physical books when the SHTF. I often am reading while hubby watches TV.

We have 1 day a week for no TV where the children and I read, work puzzles or play games. Hubby sleeps in his recliner. lol

Good on you op.

I like historical fiction.

My favorite books so far, ones I have read more than once.

Ben Hur
The Assyrian
The Face of Fear
The French Atlantic Affair
Marco Polo
 Quoting: anonimalle


Thanks for the suggestions. I'll add them to my list for sure.

When your hubby is watching TV, are you in the same room reading? Just wondering if you can concentrate on what you are reading with the TV in the background or are you in a room alone with no distractions?
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12/17/2012 10:13 PM
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I did 2 yrs ago

Don't miss it a bit

Glad as hell that money is being withheld from the Beast system's media arm. Unf., I still pay for internet,
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12/17/2012 10:20 PM
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What's your favorite genre?
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i don't read at all, so i can't even think of an area i like. i just read internet stories of MSN and Yahoo.

i just bought my nephew the Hobbit book for Christmas, so I picked up an extra copy for me to read. thought i'd ease into it. and i could chat with my nephew about the book. it's my first book that i'm reading. i can't remember the last time i read a book. i've picked up a few and made it through the first couple chapters only.
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12/17/2012 10:29 PM
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Your mind is going to expand. You will become sharper and superior in your cognitive processes. Critical thinking will be your best asset.
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12/17/2012 10:49 PM
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Your mind is going to expand. You will become sharper and superior in your cognitive processes. Critical thinking will be your best asset.
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Really? From reading. I sure hope so.
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12/17/2012 10:55 PM
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Your mind is going to expand. You will become sharper and superior in your cognitive processes. Critical thinking will be your best asset.
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How many hours of reading per day should my goal be for this improvement to occur?
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12/17/2012 11:01 PM
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Very good decision, do not watch TV longer than six years and during this time the scope of my knowledge has increased at least fourfold
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12/17/2012 11:04 PM
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You won't miss much, unless you are just waiting for death.

Everything you could want to watch is online now. Unless the NWO agenda closes down the internet as it currently is.
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12/17/2012 11:08 PM
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time to kill the most powerfull drug in the world!!

tv

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12/17/2012 11:12 PM
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I killed my TV over 10 years ago, and I don't miss it one bit!

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