Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.- Mark Twain

I used to read a lot. I have always loved to read. Then I started Grad school. I felt guilty reading things other than what was on the syllabus for the week. Somehow I have never made it through the upwards of 200 pages of "Recommended" Readings for the week. I don't think I ever will.

While at a book store this past week, I realized how LONG it has been since I picked up a book just for fun. So I did. I didn't have a lot of time, which for me in this case was a blessing. I can spend hours in bookstores and wind up with a mile high stack of things I would love to read. Then the choice becomes overwhelming and I
end up leaving with nothing. This time I picked up a few that were on sale, asked the clerk for a mini review. It turns out the people behind the counters actually know about books, not just sell them! So anyway- I made a quick pick so I could get to class. Only 45 pages in so far, but I am enjoying my somewhat random selection: Water for Elephants .

If you have time to watch TV, you have time to read. That is what I decided- I would much rather be known as a reader than a TV junkie. So (Jon) holding off on cable is ok with me!

1 comment:

Greta Wallgren said...

Good for you! I agree that if you have time for tv then you have time to read. I need to get better about it as well and I think I will at my new place because I will not have cable in my room. So instead of watching tv every night before bed I think I will read. I am actually looking forward to it :)