1. How many books would you say you read in an average month?
2. In a year?
3. Over the last five years?
4. The last 10?
Ooh, this is an excellent series of questions for me today! Yes, I am aware it is Saturday. When I checked on Thursday the questions were not up yet, and I am just getting back over there.
I have read 0 books this month. I am not sure I have even finished one this year. Wait, yes I have. I read Tuck Everlasting last month. I have no idea what my score is for the last 5 and 10 years. Interesting then, that I would say these are excellent questions, isn’t it? Here is what I have done that makes them good: in the new blogs I have set up, I have made sure that I will have to read in order to generate fresh content. I have effectively forced myself to indulge in a great pleasure. Since I am already interested in all the topics, I have set myself up for a great deal of fun!
Here is something I’m not quite sure how to handle: I took my book to the living room couch (not coaster furniture, btw, just an old hand me down in a slip cover) to read the other night, and family members who had not talked to me while I was sitting behind them at the computer suddenly became chatty. See, I am thwarted. I did put the book down and converse with them, of course. I’m no fool, and I realize that investing time with people is irreplaceable, and that printed matter can wait. But now you may understand why I have to call it “work” to get in time with a book.