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InnerLight
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Default  Posted: 1:28 AM, October 7th (Monday)

I used to read a lot. Then I got an iPad and read on kindle. But then I got netflix and get hooked on TV series. I read a fraction of what I read even a year ago. It's sad!

I think I will have to unplug the wifi at night.


BS, age 53, d-day 6-2-08, divorced after 17 years and 20 together. dating again, living in the sticks with a cat. It's taking a long time to create new dreams and a new life but it is slowly coming together.

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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 1:37 AM, October 7th (Monday)

Right there with you sistah... Considering instituting blackout times to catch up on the print material.


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metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 6:27 AM, October 7th (Monday)

Kids and pets. .. ruining my reading since 1997



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7yrsflushed
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Default  Posted: 7:09 AM, October 7th (Monday)

Agreed but while I read less I also never watch regular or cable TV anymore because of Netflix.

[This message edited by 7yrsflushed at 7:11 AM, October 7th (Monday)]


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sunandmoon
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Default  Posted: 10:57 AM, October 7th (Monday)

I started down this path. No electronics allowed in bedroom. Period. No TV. No tablets, no phones.

Back to reading.

sunandmoon

ps- If you have trouble sleeping it may be the electronics. The message the screen flicker sends to your brain overrides its natural "shut down" mode.

[This message edited by sunandmoon at 11:15 AM, October 7th (Monday)]


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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 11:28 AM, October 7th (Monday)

I won't have screens in the bedroom. Not even a clock radio -- IPad wifi is turned off and it's programmed to wake me up with soft music. I sleep like a charm.

I finally returned the cable box last weekend so that's one less thing. Netflix and other free content is so plentiful.

It is addictive though!


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
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"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Crescita
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Default  Posted: 12:50 PM, October 7th (Monday)

Netflix vs. reading is very cyclical for me. So whenever I become enmeshed in a new series I just ride it out and enjoy, knowing that whatever I'm into will eventually run it's course.

TV and movies also turns me onto a lot of print I wouldn't otherwise know is out there. I'm currently reading the Game of Thrones series and the Divergent series, so when I watch them, it's win-win


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Jennifer99
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Default  Posted: 1:37 PM, October 7th (Monday)

In the last 10 years the only
"tv" I watched was Lost and now Under the Dome (both online).

IF I had non-stop NCIS available I'd probably do that too and have no life so I'm just not even looking for it.

Thank goodness there is no outlet near my bed so my Kindle charger doesn't reach - when its dead I HAVE to go to sleep


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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 8:13 PM, October 7th (Monday)

I find it's very cyclical for me too. I go through a lot of phases.

I also do a lot of reading for my history class, on the IPad mostly, it's so handy for carrying around massive tomes to read on the bus...

No, not THAT bus! But I'm on it anyway.... which is why I like to distract myself with all that techie stuff.

(Discipline and Punish by Michel Focault anyone?)


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
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to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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InnerLight
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Default  Posted: 9:50 AM, October 8th (Tuesday)

I seem to find one 43-episode series after another. Right now I'm watching the 4400. I couldn't turn off the wifi last night at 9:45pm - I had to watch JUST ONE MORE...but I did turn it on airplane mode at 10:30pm which is better than staying up to midnight.I'd like to get to where I can switch off wifi in the whole house around 9pm and then read.

This is a tough addiction!


BS, age 53, d-day 6-2-08, divorced after 17 years and 20 together. dating again, living in the sticks with a cat. It's taking a long time to create new dreams and a new life but it is slowly coming together.

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idiot85
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Default  Posted: 11:03 AM, October 8th (Tuesday)

Both evil at bedtime though, it's just 'one more chapter' vs 'one more episode' either way I don't go to sleep!

Anyway, at least you know the time with netflix- time moves differently when reading... I look at the time and it's 11pm, read for 5 minutes and suddenly it's 1:30am


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