Booking Through Thursday: It’s about time

booking_through_thursLet’s go Booking Through Thursday!

1. Do you get to read as much as you WANT to read?

Actually, I probably have more time to read now than I have in my entire life. Until May 2007, I was a college student running around pouring through tomes of British and American literature, history books, court cases and Civil War journals. I rarely, if ever, had time to read anything that wasn’t for school.

And then I graduated . . . and started a full-time job at a newspaper, in addition to my part-time job at a bookstore! So reading time was still scarce. The good side was that, being surrounded by books most evenings, I read a ton on my breaks. And now that I’m gainfully employed at just my full-time job, popping into the bookstore every now and then? I have an immense amount of reading time! In fact, most weekends I’m not even sure what to do with myself. I know that’s probably not a popular answer . . . but I think I have plenty of time!

2. If you had (magically) more time to read — what would you read? Something educational? Classic? Comfort Reading? Escapism? Magazines?

I would like to discipline myself enough to be able to read more of the “classics” — specifically Austen. I have Pride & Prejudice dutifully waiting on my shelf, but I’ve only gotten about 50 pages in. As I usually read in the evenings and before bed, I have to have something . . . lively to peruse, or I’ll just fall asleep! For that reason (and many others!), I usually stick with chick lit and contemporary fiction. Reading some of the thicker volumes — complete with “old world” English — would require a lot of energy on my part. Maybe some day!

3 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: It’s about time

  1. P&P is one of my favorite books of all time – funny, sweet and dramatic. I think you’ll like it.

    Once you read it, watch the A&E version with Colin Firsth & Jennifer Ehle. It is probably the most accurate dramatization of a novel I have ever seen.

    Then, after you’ve read it and seen it, go here: http://www.much-ado.net/austenbook/

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  2. I usually read two hours over breakfast every morning, taking my time and sitting at the sunniest spot at my neighborhood coffee shop. (It’s San Francisco…everyone has their coffee at the cafes). Then I’ll slip in some reading time when no students come for office hour. I’ll read a bit more at home in the evening since I don’t watch much TV. So….that’s said, I actually have plenty of time to read, except I don’t fly through my reading.

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