Does reading manga really count as reading a book?

My english teacher was complaining the other day about how young kids these days don't read enough, and i was just wondering, does reading manga count? I mean, I read tons of them, so does that mean I read tons of books too? I know books are longer and have more words since they have to describe the setting... show more My english teacher was complaining the other day about how young kids these days don't read enough, and i was just wondering, does reading manga count? I mean, I read tons of them, so does that mean I read tons of books too? I know books are longer and have more words since they have to describe the setting whilst manga just show you the setting and all you have to do is read their thoughts and words but still, volumes and volumes of manga has gotta count for something, right? Books are just too boring XP Manga have better, more complicated plots and get to the point a lot faster ^^
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