[quote author=“Zurr0”]Books? We have computers,movies, and other visual ways of telling stories. I’m sorry but books are just outdated and most people were not raised to read books. I know books have a certain unique way of telling a story but like I said it just seems like such an out dated way of giving and passing information and knowledge.
Um… Well, there are books on computers, are there not?
So then, what exactly is a book? Basically, I would think that it is a collection of words that are arranged in such a way that information is conveyed to another. As you are sitting at home, reading this thread, is this, at its core, not a book? Is this thread not “passing information and knowledge”?
I think that the intention of the original post was to find out what sort of stories do people enjoy reading, not what sort of paper-based media have people held in their hands.
Reading, as far as I’m concerned, triggers different nuero-pathways in the brain, which probably helps induce certain types of brain functions. If one were to never read anysort of text, yet continuously look at visual stimuli, I think it would be a safe assumption that their brain-function would be extremely different than that of one that did actual reading of “stories”. And perhaps their perception of reality would be extremely different from that of others.
Anyhoo, with that said:
My wife and I easily have over 1,000 books in our house. I doubt that her and I have read 500 of them, but, eh, we’ll get around to it.
But, the book that I have probably read and re-read (and re-read) would be “Dance Dance Dance” by Haruki Murakami. Although, I think Murakami’s best books would be “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” and “Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World”.