A Book is like .. a non-volatile, stable database that does not lose data no matter how many times you drop it, spill your beer on it, or close it incorrectly. Books are more stable even than Optical Media. Storage is only limited by the amount of space and volume that the owner can physically carry. Some storage units seem to last for years, and whilst the background colour or 'fill' of the pages may degrade to a kind of #F5F5DC beige, the actual data is still readily retrievable.

Books were used for storage before computers. The only reason computers were invented was due to the poor fire retardant properties of the base materials used in the manufacture of books (especially those books used to upset the tribal elders of religious groups) and because books were easy to steal data from. Books have also been used to store ideas for Movies That No-one Has Made Yet.
Bill: 'What's that in your backpack next to your lappie?'
Ted: 'It's a book'
Bill: 'WoW, that's 2665 !'
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A piece of your soul. Something that can break you and crush you, but can also make your life. Life's way of entertainment. The building block of otp fangirls anything book related. My life.
Me:Have you read any good books lately?

Friend: What are books?

Me:How are we friends
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Something you aren't reading since you're looking at this definition and killing time on urban dictionary
Friend: we need to read this book for English
You: (on urban dictionary) huh?
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Words have power. Books have power. Words start wars. Words end wars. Words have freed slaves, created new countries, and built confederacies. Words have power. Books are composed of words. When organized in a certain way, books can inspire people to do great things, or ignite a terrible plan. Even the simplest non-fiction books have influenced one person in a unique and amazing way. Books have power.
Books are just movies before the actors. You get to watch the whole thing play out in your head. The best part is, YOU are the producer. YOU choose the cast. YOU make the props. YOU make the movie happen, and it is unique to each and every person. Books allow you to put some words on paper to life inside your head. Unique to your understanding.
One of the best parts of reading is being transported into a different place. When an author writes with so much detail that you can feel what it is like to be there, you are reading a good book. I don't know why we can't actually be transported there. But it is almost just as good to feel the emotions in the book. One of the best things in life is reading a book that has done such a good job at creating a new world that you can almost go there. Get trapped in a book and never return. You won't regret it.
In the end, reading a book is a way of escaping to a fictional/non-fictional reality that allows your imagination to run wild. Books are powerful.
Person A: What's that?
Person B: A book. It's one of those things that old people used to use to get information before Google.
Person A: Don't they tell stories sometimes.
Person B: Yes, and reading a story in a book is one of the best things I have ever done.
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Something that the bulk of smart and creative people (some of average intelligence as well) with 'actual' potential use. Reading books - fictional and non-fictional - as a hobby, has been slowly but surely returning ever since 2015 as it has been proven that readers - people who aren't part of the 'quick fix' culture - have a higher chance at being succesful in life. Many people who don't read are basically the little bitches who bitch about everything - including school, where you literally learn the basics of some important topics - and end up in the ditch or a cheap house downtown with a low pay and 2-3 kids. The reasons why not everyone is reading is simple; It's the quick fix culture's fault. Many simple-minded people fall victim to this 'quick-fix' culture.
Victim to the 'quick fix' culture (most likely a 'gangster' black guy or wannabe 'gangster' black guy) : Why are you reading a book, dawg?

Person of average intelligence who has managed to escape the 'quick-fix' culture: Because it's fun and calming yo. And books are , like, basically the hacksaw that frees you from the chains chaining you to the brick wall that is metaphorically the 'quick-fix' culture.

Victim to the 'quick fix' culture (most likely a 'gangster' black guy or wannabe 'gangster' black guy): Whah? Get a real hobby, ya bitch-ass.

Person of average intelligence who has managed to escape the 'quick-fix' culture: I knew you wouldn't understand it, bro. It's probably because black people like you have an average iq of 80, literally 15 points away from being borderline retarded.

Victim to the 'quick fix' culture (most likely a 'gangster' black guy or wannabe 'gangster' black guy): What? But you're black ya dumbass.

Person of average intelligence who has managed to escape the 'quick-fix' culture: Yea, and it took me quite some time to understand why people like books, but now I do.
by BlackManwithaGun March 02, 2018
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An object to take you into a different world.

Something today's society has lost connection with.
That was the best book ever, I felt like I was in the Hunger Games!

Bruh, what is dat?!
A book.
Yah, yolo.
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A book is a clever analogy used to talk about girls.

Girls are books that can be read by guys.

Guys who are looking for a quick read are typically looking for a quick hook up with a girl. However, if a guy is looking for a novel, then he is looking for a long lasting relationship.

There are two things to look for in a book: The cover and the plot. The cover is how attractive the girl is, and the plot is their personality.

If you got to first base with a girl, then it is the equivalent of getting past the title page and into the table of contents. Getting to second base is reading a book like you would read braille...with your hands. Having sex with a girl is finishing the book.

When you break up with the girl, it is known as "putting it back on the shelf", and if you dump them harshly, its known as ripping the pages and breaking the spine.

If you heard things about that book, for example if she is a slut or something, you would say you read about that book in a book critique/review.

The Library is known as a place to pick up books. This is known to be a typical girl hangout. You can also "order" books through friends by having them hook you up.

The names of the girls that you are talking about can be interchanged for book titles through clever play on their names.

Note: Girls generally do not like being considered as inanimate objects such as books.
Example 1:
"Dude why couldn't you hang out last night?"
"Sorry, I was too busy reading my book."
"Sweet, how far did you get into it?"
"I was reading it like braille, and almost finished it, but then I got tired of reading and had to go home"

Example 2:
"Daaayum look at that cover on that book"
"I read that that book was a total whore in some book review"
"I don't care man, I'm just looking for a quick read"

Example 3:
"I'm getting pretty tired of this book."
"What are you gonna do?"
"I'm probably gonna put it back on its shelf. I don't wanna rip it apart like I did to my last book."
"Cool. I'm hanging onto my book for a while man. She's like the Harry Potter series...it's gonna take me a while to finish."
by CC Sebathia October 07, 2009
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