Let’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!