Dec 11, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Reading Time

1. Do you get to read as much as you WANT to read?

Absolutely not! If I had my wish, I’d quit my job and read 8 hours a day! My favorite time to read is first thing in the morning when my brain is fresh and my eyes aren’t tired. During the week, by the time I get home from work, do the daily things around the house, its usually close to 9:00pm before I can sit down to read and by then, I’m so tired, that I fall asleep after a few pages. The weekends are better, but I still struggle for reading time.

2. If you had (magically) more time to read–what would you read? Something educational? Classic? Comfort Reading? Escapism? Magazines?

If I magically had more reading time, I’d definitely spend more time on the classics. That is actually my goal for 2009. I’ve read very few of them and I’d really like to familiarize myself with books such as PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and JANE EYRE and I’d like to re-read THE GRAPES OF WRATH that I origianally read in high school.

What about you? If you had all the time in the world, what would you choose to read?


  1. I think we all struggle for reading time, especially this time of year.

  2. Yes, I know what you mean about wanting to read more classics. Someday, I'd really like to finish Jane Eyre - I've started it several times, but never managed to get all the way through.

  3. I usually read two hours over breakfast every morning, taking my time and sitting at the sunniest spot at my neighborhood coffee shop. (It's San Francisco...everyone has their coffee at the cafes). Then I'll slip in some reading time when no students come for office hour. I'll read a bit more at home in the evening since I don't watch much TV. My eye lids are droopy around 8:30! :)

  4. It's raining in my part of Florida too! I answered your question in my post. Please come visit.

  5. "She lived an extraordinary life, what with her status as the preeminent book reviewer of her time, inventoress of the cure for cancer and her tireless efforts to end poverty. And though she worked doggedly to the very last day of her ninety years on earth, her enduring beauty was such that men had to prevent themselves from whistling at her casket. She will be missed."

  6. I've read P&P and Jane Eyre, but if I've read The Grapes of Wrath, I don't remember it. I really want to read that one though!


  7. Kathy, Joy, Matt and Sally - I think there should be a new law that gives us one day a week to do nothing but read!

    Karen - I LOVE IT!! Thank you!! LOL

    Shana - I'm very excited about reading Jane Eyre. I watched the1996 film version recently and loved it.


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