Thursday, December 11, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

1. Do you get to read as much as you WANT to read?
(I’m guessing #1 is an easy question for everyone?)
2. If you had (magically) more time to read–what would you read? Something educational? Classic? Comfort Reading? Escapism? Magazines?

I'm going to be different here.

Yes, I do get as much time as I want to. I go to school for 4ish hours every day now until Jan. 26, and after that I go to school 4 hours 3 days a week and 6 two days a week, so I get enough time to read. Sometimes I get too much time to read. I get tired of reading. Sometimes I can't force myself to pick up another book because I have read so much already.

If my endurance for reading books were better, I would read all of the huge classics and books I can't seem to get through. I'd read Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, David Copperfield, The Scarlet Letter, A Tale of Two Cities, Anna Karenina, Macbeth, Moby Dick, Walden, War and Peace...maybe give Crime and Punishment another chance...

Funny book moment concerning the authors people tend to be afraid of. For the classic I am reading this month, I am reading A Christmas Carol. On the way to visit a college, I was (attempting) to read it. When talking with the department head of Communications at the college about things I like, books certainly came up. My dad mentioned that I was reading Dickens on the way there. I didn't correct him of course, that I was struggling to keep myself from throwing it out the window. : ) Im going to keep at it. I'm about half done.)


SmilingSally said...

Reading for school is dramatically different from reading for pleasure.