19 November 2008

Book Reading


I love to read books. I love the knowledge gleaned from reading. Lately, I have read a lot of non-fiction books. I feel my time is better spent reading about things that actually occurred at one point. I have not had any interest in Harry Potter, Mormon Vampire books (Twilight), or others in the same category. I am sure they are well written, but there is just something within me that keeps from opening these books. I prefer to be inspired, like when you read about the soldiers from World War I and II era. (If you want a definition of hero, read about Easy Company from the 101st Airborne from WWII.)

Anyway, my reason for bringing up this topic is to talk about reading habits. Why does reading take over all other aspects of life for some people? Rebecca included. I understand that once in a while a book is so intense that you can't put it down...but every book? Rebecca reads cover to cover with few breaks and interruptions. There is also "few" interactions with the rest of her surroundings, from starving husband and kids to phone calls. A book does not have to be consumed in a matter of days. The words are permanent, they are not going anywhere, spread it out a little. I know you are going for the 52 books in 52 weeks thing, and I think that is cool, but aren't you at 90 now?


Yeah, that was a little accusatory.

But guess what? I'm actually gonna agree with you on this one. Guitly as charged! Sorry about the neglect, but when I have a choice between a hot vampire and doing the dishes...well, you know which one I'm going to choose.

As for the type of books I prefer to read, there is a reason I prefer them. I read for entertainment. If a book doesn't interest methen I have no desire to read it. I like to be enlightened, but I don't like to be depressed. I like books that make me think, but I also like books that don't make me think too much. I definitely don't want to be bored. It's pretty subjective, I know, but aren't everybody's reading preferences?