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Does reading comic books/ manga actually qualify as reading? Is the fact that half of it is pictures make you think you've not read much at all? Is there a more accurate word describing reading comics vs reading books? Answers need not be limited to the questions asked here.
Posted 1/12/16
It's still reading.

I just read what you typed.
Posted 1/12/16
Heck yep
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I picture is worth a thousand words so you are just reading really fast
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Posted 1/12/16
Yes
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Reading is reading, regardless of medium. Heck, looking at road signs is reading, even the ones without words. I think a better way to phrase the question is to ask whether graphic novels/comics/manga can be considered literature, to which the answer is yes.

Both graphic mediums and more conventional novels are equally likely to have works with depth as those without. So, it would be irrational to dismiss one or the other out of hand. Of course, both are equally likely to have smut, too.
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Posted 1/12/16
Lol that's all I do now is read manga. You're still reading, maybe the dialogue is dumbed down for some manga, but others are very intellectual and somewhat informative.

Reading Manga or comics are generally a better way of reading. Sure I like to curl up with a nice book, but manga I can actually visually enjoy myself reading it.
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"a picture is worth a thousand words" was that the saying?

Anyways, I do actually thing comics/manga enrich a reading experience, haven't you ever gotten a bit curious while reading a non-graphic book, how the characters might look, how the setting is, perhaps what they are eating, facial expressions?
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Reading manga/comics is technically reading.

It is not nearly as intellectually challenging to read manga/comics as it is to read books, on average.

This is not to say that reading manga/comics is not or cannot be intellectually stimulating, but they are not in the same way that reading books is.

Basically. If you want to be better at reading, read books, but manga/comics still bring a lot to the table in other areas, and can be stimulating in other ways, so don't feel guilty for enjoying those, too.
Posted 1/12/16
Yeah I would say it's reading.

I don't know what else it would be called.
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no its not reading. reading (or to be more precise, the art of writing) is about the imagination, seeing the world in you mind from the words on the paper. manga is missing the element of imagination.
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I wish. I don't have the patient or the focus ability to sit down and read a book or something like that.
I'd like to, because reading is sexy.

BUT, I say reading a manga is kind of reading? Well, you are still reading. So yes?
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Posted 1/12/16
Yes, I consider it reading.
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Posted 1/12/16
I feel that some people read manga's differently...Those who are impatient or used to reading manga's don't normally read the words and pay more attention to the pictures instead. People like me however read word for word and take a bit more time taking it all in.

It depends on the person I suppose...But either or, it's still reading. Not as in-depth and speculative as reading a text or chapter book though in my opinion.
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Posted 1/13/16

HughJack wrote:

Does reading comic books/ manga actually qualify as reading? Is the fact that half of it is pictures make you think you've not read much at all? Is there a more accurate word describing reading comics vs reading books? Answers need not be limited to the questions asked here.


I consider it reading.

(BTW, I've moved this to the Books & Comics forum)
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