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  #1 Old 28-05-2004 Default Reading Habits...

Statustically, a survey has been made and it shows that Malaysian reads a few pages of book per year..

Japanese reads the most in Asia.. more than 20 book per year

Finnland beats all in the world... they read more than 50 books per year...

the difference is very great...
by reading more than 50 books a year it?s for sure that your mind and your life will change... we can?t underestimate the power of reading.. esp how it helps a national develop intelectually

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by the way, I have something nice to share with you guys...

When I arrived in Germany I have visited a friend of mine...

She?s living in a farm land, far away from any town... you can say it?s typical Kampong...

when I entered her house I have a great cultur shock...

the whole house is full of books...

when I enter the toilette, there were lots of books in it as well.. wow....

there were 2 kids in the house...

one of them is 10 years old. He has shown me his collection of Harry potter books (can?t emagine he?s showing me a big stack of thick HP books)

when I ask him whether he has finished reading The Lord of The Rings, he showed me another thick stack of LOTR collection... he almost finished reading it... I was amazed....

what interested me is his toys...

at the hall there was a table. on the table there were many glass tubes (tabung uji, bikar etc) where a person can play with chemicals..... (can you imagine a boy likes to play such stuffs?)

and that boy is busy taking photograph with his Digicam!!!! (isn?t it too young for him?)

can u imagine.,.

A small Kampong in Germany..

a 10 years old boy....

put me to shame....

he?s really lucky to have such a condusive enviroment for cognitive development...

From than on I am interested in cultural observation... it makes me learn a lot...
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Here?s something I wish to share with you....

this is the picture of the 10 year old boy I told you about

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  #3 Old 28-05-2004 Default

Reading habit is an essential habit. I have to say that reading has broadened my mind a lot, from reading books, to articles online to even reading posts by others in ReCom.org .

I strongly encourage those who haven't picked up the habit of reading to do so. It will do you wonders in your life!
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  #4 Old 28-05-2004 Default ....

well, you can try to read some eBooks on-line...

for example chenchow has provide us a link to an internet book of the little prince


don?t forget to read Jimmy?s online book, which I have provided as well....
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  #5 Old 19-07-2004 Default

Here's a report on how much Americans read which may interest you guys:
http://www.arts.gov/news/news04/ReadingAtRisk.html

And here are articles about the report:
http://chronicle.com/free/2004/07/2004070901n.htm
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...mment-opinions

There is also a good NYT article which unfortunately you now have to pay for. However, if your universities have access to Lexis-Nexus (most do), you can probably get it from there. It's 'The Closing of the American Book' by Andrew Solomon. It appeared on 10 July 2004.

Unfortunately, I'm not aware of similar studies done in Malaysia or other Asian countries. If people have anything...I'd be curious.
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  #6 Old 20-07-2004 Default

huhu~~ i really like reading ~~ unfortunately for me it's come to me when i was in form4 at saser(sains seremban) ~ i don't think it's too late but ...i just feel that i lost a lot of info that can be found by reading ....~~

i do think that stactistic is true ...i manage to know that most of student of my institute prefer to do something else rather than reading ...i don't know why?? ....sometimes when i read a thick book people said that i was kinda intelec person ?? i really dumbfounded ....
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i do think that stactistic is true ...i manage to know that most of student of my institute prefer to do something else rather than reading ...i don't know why?? ....sometimes when i read a thick book people said that i was kinda intelec person ?? i really dumbfounded ....
Yeah, I know what you mean. I got labelled 'anti-social' at school for reading. It was such a release to go to uni and find so many people who read more than me! (I went to Mount Holyoke and now I'm postgrad at Stanford.) It's a lot of fun to be able to talk about books to other people, which is why I hope this SIG will really take off. And the libraries here are about a thousand times better than the Sitiawan public library, even if you're just counting number of books. I don't know how I'm going to survive when I have to wean myself from all of this. From what I hear from my friends who went to local unis, they don't have the same reading culture.

OK, enough complaining. Let's keep talking about books.

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  #8 Old 21-07-2004 Default Re: Reading Habits...

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what interested me is his toys...

at the hall there was a table. on the table there were many glass tubes (tabung uji, bikar etc) where a person can play with chemicals..... (can you imagine a boy likes to play such stuffs?)
In France the toy shops are really full of sophisticated toys as well, my friend went shopping for toys for her younger brother, and yes, she found a chemistry set. There were binocular sets and stuff like that as well.

But back to books. ^_^
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  #9 Old 21-07-2004 Default

huhu~~ do all book in france is in french ?? i didn't find ....yet any french book (i mean storybook) in my unikl-mfi library.... hopelly i'll find one soon ~`
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  #10 Old 22-07-2004 Default

In Malaysia it's really hard to find french books...but in France it's really hard to find other than French books. All books are translated into French. In the public library that I go to, there are only 2 small racks for english books.
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