I want to be more of a reader

posted by Jeff | Saturday, July 11, 2009, 12:50 AM | comments: 1

Kara IM'd me today and mentioned that she has been reading like a fiend. Diana does so in spurts as well, and my parents were always reading when I was a kid. Somehow that didn't rub off on me, and it bothers me.

It's not that I don't have anything to read either. I bought the Potter books and only read the first one, even though I have them all. I have non-fiction sitting around like In Defense of Food and Tribes. I even have the composite Watchmen sitting here.

I do "read" a great many technical books as related to my profession, but I wouldn't characterize that as pleasure reading (even if I do enjoy the learning). And I wrote a book once too.

Like everything else I want to do or feel like I should do, I need to make the time and do it. I have time, I just don't use it well. I wonder if my wiring isn't quite right. I sure seem to have a hard time committing to doing anything regularly.


diana, July 11, 2009, 11:11 AM #

Just because others around you enjoy reading doesn't mean that you have to conform to that hobby as well. It shouldn't make you wonder if your "wiring isn't quite right" as reading for pleasure also comes from within and shouldn't have to be an effort. I used to read CONSTANTLY but circumstances change and other things have taken a higher priority. Taking the bus or train to work allowed my daily reading time. Since that isn't part of my routine, I now listen to books during my car commute. People gravitate to the things they enjoy and if reading the various tech mags or the various online mags gives you enjoyment you shouldn't discount that as not being a reader. Don't judge a reader by its bindings (or lack thereof)!

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