Dec 11, 2008

Meme: Time

booking thursday
Time is of the Essence says Booking Through Thursday, so I answer this question:

Do you get to read as much as you WANT to read? If you had (magically) more time to read–what would you read? Something educational? Classic? Comfort Reading? Escapism? Magazines?

Of course I'd like to have more time for reading! If I did, I'd probably read more serious non-fiction. I'd probably read more classics. too. I used to read classics in high school when I spent my free time just buried in books. Since becoming a mother, I hardly know what free time is. Sadly, I've found it difficult to get through any classical literature in the past few years. Like these failed attempts. I think it's just because reading those sorts of books, which are slower paced, have more complex plots and in-depth character studies, take a kind of leisurely concentration I don't have anymore. I find myself just getting frustrated, and loosing focus. Hopefully someday when life slows down I'll be able to get back into classics. I'd like to.

And if I had even extra time on top of that, I'd probably re-read all my favorites again, as well.

9 comments:

jlshall said...

I have a couple of favorites that I re-read just about every year. Guess I could use that time for reading new books, but I just can't resist my old standbys!

Chris said...

Yes, classics require a lot of concentration but I think they're worth it :)

Smilingsal said...

I read so many classics in post grad school that I have no need to read more.

Book Lover Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is hard for me to read things that I have to concentrate on too. Kids make it difficult. It is much easier for me to read things that I can only half pay attention to and still understand.

Dot said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! You are reading one of my favourite books at the moment, it's a classic!

Melody said...

Yes, I'd probably want to read more classics if I've the time!

Trish said...

I do fairly well with the classics right now--it's those big fat books on my shelf that I ignore! I need to make a goal to get some of those 800+ tomes read next year!

Jeane said...

I think I've only read two books with that many pages in my life, Trish! Don Quixote and the unabridged Les Miserables. Maybe Moby Dick was that long, too. But, wow. I haven't had anything that heavy on my shelf for a long time.

Trish said...

Pillars of the Earth immediately comes to mind. I've had Follet's follow up novel on my shelf since last Christmas and have yet to crack it. Another one is Texas by James A Michner--I feel like since I'm a Texan I need to do my duty and read the book. And maybe those hardback books just look bigger??