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?

As a stay-at-home dad with my only son in school, I would say that I am lucky enough to get as much time as I want to read. I would not, however, go so far as to say that I read as much as I want. I am often distracted by the television or the Internet. I also have a part-time freelancing gig that takes up a varying amount of time each week. Finally, sometimes I choose other projects over reading, for example National Novel Writing Month.

Having said that I get as much time as I want to read, the second question, as asked, does not apply. But, if I could (magically) focus on reading with a little more intensity, I would clear the enormous backlog of books that I want to read, starting with the ones I own but haven't read. This would consist mostly of classics, literary fiction, philosophy, and history. I would also spend more time studying Spanish or another foreign language in order to attempt to read non-English language literature in the original language. Perhaps, these can be goals for next year ...

2 comments:

My Two Blessings said...

Yes, the internet is a big distraction, some days more than others. :) I too did nano and am still working on my first draft to finish the story. As long as I schedule my time, find the time to write, read and have a life as well.

Smilingsal said...

You are a fortunate man!