Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Time

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?


My answer to number one is that of the actual time I have in my life, I probably spend as much of it reading as I could want at present. If that makes sense. So...if I could have more time in my whole life, yes I would want more time to read. But I already dedicate a significant portion of my time to reading, and I do have other hobbies. That all might change at any time. I definitely know what it's like to only have a very limited amount of reading time.

If I had eternity to read, or endless time, I think I would read more of everything I already read. Sometimes I feel jealous of people who have very specific reading niches or a strong sense of what they enjoy. Just about everything tempts me...I like to read magazines, chick lit, books on spiritual life, literary fiction, crime fiction, classics, etc. But because I want to read a little of all of it, I feel all over the place.

Does that make sense? Go to Booking Through Thursday to read other answers!

22 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I read what I want to read. Retirement is the magical time!

Julia said...

I love to read old favorite books series. If I have the times to, I'll do just that :)

Happy Thursday!

Nicole said...

That makes a lot of sense. Fortunately I was able to cut out magazines. Interestingly enough I don't have the attention span for them, but I can sit and read a book for hours. I usually read a lot of literary fiction, I think because I have been drawn to complex and well-written stories and I wasn't finding that in some of the other genres. Luckily that seems to be getting mixed up and I have been reading some good mysteries and romance novels lately.

Ania said...

Wow... that just made me think of all the books I'll never have time to read no matter what! I wonder how many books are actually out there?

Was it Milton who went blind trying to read all the books ever written? Which was a much smaller number back then, but still!

Sometimes I worry about my eyes ;)

Beth F said...

Our answers are very much alike!

debnance said...

I wanted more time to read, so I gave up tv. I never was a big fan of tv and I don't miss it except when people start talking about a favorite show and I have no idea what they are talking about.

bermudaonion said...

I love a lot of different genres, too and also like to read outside of my comfort zone from time to time.

Yvonne said...

I never have enough time to read and my tastes in reading are pretty diverse, although I do have my favorites.

Chris said...

I think I have too many hobbies which is why I don't have enough time for any of them.

Bellezza said...

I like to read just about everything, too. Also, like you, I have other hobbies (like folding origami, and grading ;) that fill my life along withi reading.

Amy(the Sleepy Reader) said...

I have favorites that I like to read but I am all over the place too. Whatever I am in the mood for.

Rebecca @ The Book Lady's Blog said...

I feel the same way! If there were magically more time for everything, of course I'd read more, but I'm really quite happy with the proportion of my time that I get to spend reading.

Susan B. Evans said...

It's all about reading what you like :) What's the point otherwise?

Scobberlotcher said...

I answered pretty much the same as you. More time = more reading of everything! But what a good problem to have more good books to read than time!

Wanda said...

Makes perfect sense to me. My own love of books is all over the place. Though certain time frames appeal to me more than others, there are exceptions to this too.

shelburns said...

I am all over the place too. I will read just about anything, as I'm just drawn to books!

S. Krishna said...

My answer was pretty much the same - there's no way I could devote more time to reading.

Alyce said...

That totally makes sense! I like to read a variety of books too.

Between my kids, the house, teaching flute lessons, and practicing for concerts, I cram in reading whenever I can and usually something falls by the wayside (like the housecleaning).

Christina (Endnotes) said...

My thoughts were similar. I would read more of what I already have. Specifically, I would re-read my favorites more often.

My Two Blessings said...

I've always made time to read. I'm more likely to read fiction than anything else with a few classics thrown in. If I had more time, I'd read more of the same.

Robin

Cathy said...

You made perfect sense to me!

Charli and me said...

I feel all over it too. I enjoyed reading your post.

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