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IBMC #7- The News and Paper Challenge

Here comes challenge #7 –

You are going to pick up a news paper article. Either online or take a snapshot from the hard copy paper. Use appropriate reference for the article you have used. You need to debate and discuss your view points on the selected article. How best can you do? You can pick up any category like general, politics, entertainment, etc. Even guest columns are very much appreciated.

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Swim Vs Skim

An interesting article I chanced upon to read in The Hindu, a National Daily, last weekend.  Titled “The Reading Philosophy “the writer Shruti Rao, shares her experiences with the type of reader she is, and different types of readers, that she has come across. Some who swim through a book from cover to cover, some who skim through it while others skip parts of it, yet complete reading the book. She poses the same question to us. “What type of a reader are you?”

Unlike today where we buy books by a dozen or simply read e books on kindle, buying books during my childhood days was very rare.  I was allowed to join a library only during summer vacations. I made sure to join the library on the first day of holidays and continue till the last day. I devoured books, sitting all night, reading them.

Different types of readers I have come across are, series junkies ( my daughter is a huge fan of series), literary loyalists, polygamist reader, the re readers (my son qualifies under this category 😉 ), fiction fanatics, partial reader and so on.

I can relate to the writer’s question. As a book lover, I love reading fiction but do enjoy other genres as well. I generally like to finish the book I’ve picked up. But yes, I plead guilty on a few occasions, of skipping through a few paragraphs and in some cases not being able to progress beyond a few pages of the book. Maybe I couldn’t connect with the authors view or it was at a level beyond my limited comprehension. But most times, I enjoy to swim through the book cover to cover which leaves me refreshed.

What type of a reader are you?

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36 comments on “IBMC #7- The News and Paper Challenge

  1. May be you can include another category – vegetable hot-pot/bisibele bath readers 😀 I would be under that category. I read anything that I find interesting – self help, crime and thriller, sci-fi, comedy, drama to name a few. I am a series fan too, but I don’t wait for the next book in the series to release, I like to read them all at once. The same with articles and blogs too. 😀😀

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 18, 2017

      Ahhh! An interesting category 😉
      I enjoy most genres of books but somehow can’t pick up a Harry Potter or sci fiction books. Just not my cup of tea. Though my daughter made my watch the HP movies, I am not a great fan. Sorry to all the Potter fans 😀

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      • I was a potter fan, now I have grown out of that magical world. 😉 I like those sci-fi ones where they travel to different galaxies and all. That’s interesting. But my all time favourite is murder/mystery. 😀😀

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      • radhikasreflection
        February 18, 2017

        Always game for thrillers 😀

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      • Then I would recommend this book “series” by Swedish authors – maj sjowall and per wahloo. Originally written in Swedish and translated to English. It’s crime stories, and really good. These books are way different from Jack Reacher or Poirot. 😀😀

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      • radhikasreflection
        February 18, 2017

        Thanks R! Will suggest it to her!

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  2. Varsh
    February 18, 2017

    Swimming and skimming highly depends upon the book. Some books deserve your time and attention, even if it takes a while for you to get them completely, like The Fountainhead.
    I cannot read series. I feel they are like a daily soap. The twists and turns are artificially added to sustain a longer run.

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 18, 2017

      Though I swim through most books, I too am not a great fan of series. Maybe since the trend of series was not there during my childhood, I somehow don’t seem to enjoy them.

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      • Varsh
        February 18, 2017

        Same here. I don’t like being put through the suspense of another book.

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      • radhikasreflection
        February 18, 2017

        Haha, yes. Also I feel the story kind of gets diluted and drifts apart in the subsequent parts.

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  3. Divya Deepak Rao
    February 18, 2017

    Well penned:-)
    I’ve come across a similar article Radhika and it had interesting & fun names for different kind of readers. Escaped my memory now!
    I enjoy most genres. But, I have to confess, I have this OCD sort of thing when it comes to books…whether it grips me or not , I have to finish it! 🙂

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 18, 2017

      That’s nice to hear Divya. Unfortunately if the book can’t hold my interest I cannot get myself to read it, though not very often. But I have put down books after reading a few pages 😔

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  4. dilkiaawazsunoblog
    February 18, 2017

    more than kindle and ebooks, I love to have the feel and pleasure of holding the hardbound books I can read and enjoy.. turn the pages..heheheh

    widely I love to read self-help, motivational but when I was in college I loved to read suspense thrillers.. hehehe

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 18, 2017

      Same pinch. I too prefer the hard bound book than the Kindle. I think with age our preferences of the type of books we read too changes. Read a lot of Robin Sharma, TT Rangarajan and the likes in the last few years.🙂

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  5. boundlessblessingsblog
    February 18, 2017

    Nice 👍 post and Radhika I love reading books and read the whole book never just give it a glance or just go through them. I love reading books they have a great impact on our lives.👍👍👍👍👍👍

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  6. Prakash Hegade
    February 18, 2017

    I pick up anything that gives excitement to read and stop reading if it gets too boring for a long time in lot number of pages.

    You are very lucky to have both kids into the habit of reading. Nothing is greater pleasure than that. 🙂 Thank you for picking up this article and sharing with all along with your view points. That was very thoughtful. 🙂

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 18, 2017

      We have stopped buying books now as there is no place to keep them. Anyways both are fond of their kindle. So they continue to enjoy reading 🙂

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  7. DeepikasRamblings
    February 18, 2017

    Radhika, I think you are an avid reader and you swim cover to cover, isn’t it? I do swim across books but at my own steady pace. No series or sci fiction or huge fat novels for me 😦 Any thing, that catches my fancy, has the pleasure of my company 🙂
    well thought, and well penned !!

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  8. Monika Sharma
    February 18, 2017

    Well penned…. 👍
    A bookworm… Only a book lover know the smell of pages and the joy of holding a book and excitement of turn a page. Kindle won’t give the same feeling.

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  9. Jai Choudhary
    February 18, 2017

    Great Post 👍 thanks for sharing with us !

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  10. extinct0703
    February 18, 2017

    Not sure what kinda reader I am, do not like the e books at all, never been able to connect as with Paper books. Like continuity, prefer to start from start and read till end with out skipping.

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  11. mukhamani
    February 18, 2017

    Books have always been a part of my life. But for me the first chapter is important,if I cannot relate with what is written, I do not continue. The other day, I was reading a biography of Meena Kumari. The book was good but after a few chapter I did not want to continue. My connection with the actress is just for those three hours. I di not want to know about her. I returned the book to the library. I very rarely buy books, I get them from the library.

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 18, 2017

      For me too the connect with the book is important. I am glad you have a library close by. Unfortunately most libraries near my place have shut down. Thanks for your input 🙂

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  12. thewritewomanblog
    February 19, 2017

    That is an interesting article, Radhika! My preference is always for fiction but, like you, other genres are fine as long as it piques my interest and keeps me needing for more!

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  13. Meenakshi Sethi
    February 19, 2017

    Hi Radhika! This is one of my fav topic. I startrd reading from a very young age starting with comics proceeding towards kids magazines, to Enid blyton and journey kept on going! From anything to everything. Books world is a world where I can spend eternity.
    Though I like paper back more but also using kindle these days. My latest passion is spiritual readings…

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    • radhikasreflection
      February 20, 2017

      I agree reading books are a lifelong bond we create. They are our best friends. Good that you have started using your Kindle. I somehow have not got myself to use it till date. Now my daughter has started using mine 😉😉

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