Huh? This is technically incorrect English, isn't it? You wouldn't say "She reads more books than me does." Plus, I don't really see where "me" is used in Italian... Is it for direct objects, e.g. "Lui me odia."? or is that incorrect?
Hmm, I'm not quite sure how I feel about that now. Honestly "me" sounds more natural to me in everyday speech, even if it isn't a very logical choice of wording.
The English grammar question is an old chestnut. Here's one place where it is discussed: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/than-I-versus-than-me.aspx For indirect and direct objects in Italian, use "mi". For objects of prepositions use "me." Lui mi oda. Mi legge il libro. Leggi piu' libri di me.
Very interesting read. I particularly like how they discuss how "She reads more books than me" could sort of mean "She reads books more than she reads me" which doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
Though I do have to say that "She reads more books than me" sounds a bit more natural in modern American English than "She reads more books than I". In my opinion, you need to write "...than I do" to make it sound right.
it doesn't sound right to me, but I guess I'm a pedant. In speech, as you suggest, I just add the than I do to not sound like one