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We hate the “I Hate Reading’ Facebook page

And to cap off a great week of plunging share prices and riots on the streets, there is a ‘I Hate Reading’ Facebook page with 438,544 likes. Somebody should set up the ‘I Hate the I Hate Reading Page’ page on Facebook. (I know hate is a strong word and my mother told me never to use it, but they started this – although I like to think these people just haven’t found the right book yet.)

Here is the official AbeBooks.com reply to the ‘We Hate Reading’ Facebook page – it’s a video entitled Long Live the Book created by Lindsay Thompson. We love this video and Lindsay did an amazing job – she even wrote and performed the soundtrack. We love reading, we love books.

Posted by on August 11, 2011.

Categories: internet, reading

14 Responses

  1. That is beautiful – and a wonderful response. Maybe a “love reading” page would be better than a “hate the haters” – and then you could post this.

    by Lisa on Aug 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm

  2. This is one of the best posts I’ve ever seen :) Thank you and congratulations !

    by Candice Coghill on Aug 15, 2011 at 11:57 am

  3. You are welcome.

    by Richard Davies on Aug 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm

  4. The Facebook group is filed under “Places”, leading me to suspect that it is an “I hate Reading” page, most likely concerning the town in Berkshire (an easy place to hate)

    by Forbury Lion on Aug 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

  5. This is great. I’m going to repost on my page!

    by Lisa Aussi on Aug 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

  6. [...] we’ve embedded an official video response from AbeBooks. What do you [...]

    by ‘I Hate Reading’ Facebook Page Gets Official AbeBooks Video Reply - GalleyCat on Aug 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

  7. Truly beautiful. Another thing books are is wonderful gifts I love to give and receive. To hate books one must hate to learn, create, be inspired, travel to another’s world, hold your breath in suspense, or prepare a fine meal.

    by Genny Lynch on Aug 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm

  8. If you feel the need to reply to anti-literates with a video the cause is already lost.
    Just gas them all.

    by DanielEll on Aug 15, 2011 at 7:19 pm

  9. Yes, as Forbury Lion says, this page is referring to Reading, Berkshire, UK. It is pronounced “Redding”. And seriously, if you’d ever been there, you’d understand why…

    by Tom Le on Aug 16, 2011 at 10:35 am

  10. I associate the word “hate” largely with children’s reactions to spinach. Perhaps responses to this facebook page should have check-off categories such as: I can’t keep my mind focused on more than a page at a time, or: I don’t like sitting still for more than five minutes, or: it reminds me of all that required reading I had to do in school, or: reading means you have to use your mind, dude. It sucks. Hey, how’s about a beer run before wrestling comes on?

    by Steve Smith on Aug 16, 2011 at 4:09 pm

  11. [...] is here; this Reddit thread brought it to the attention of the Internet at large; and Galleycat, Abe Books, and more Galleycat have blogged about [...]

    by Allyson Rudolph » Blog Archive » The “I Hate Reading” Facebook Page (or, Pick On Someone Your Own Size) on Aug 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm

  12. [...] read “literature” at school (I hope?).  To counter the growing number, Abe Books has posted a video by Lindsay Thompson called Long Live the Book (embedded above as well).  So far, Long [...]

    by Pushing Against the I Hate Reading Tide » Adad Press on Aug 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm

  13. [...] on the popular social networking site. AbeBooks responded with the official video embedded above, noting: “Somebody should set up the ‘I Hate the I Hate Reading Page’ page on [...]

    by I Hate the ‘I Hate Reading’ Page Materializes on Facebook - GalleyCat on Aug 22, 2011 at 1:43 pm

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