Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Reading


Growing up I was always an avid reader. I remember walking home from school and trying to read my book while walking! I don't recommend this to anyone as I almost walked right into a tree once! On several occasions in class I got scolded for reading and told to put the book away. During summer vacations a friend and I would ride our bikes down to the library and would check out the maximum books which if I remember correctly was like 12. We would read them all and return them within the week. The librarian would always give us a weird look when we would check them out. They probably didn't believe that we read them all!

Over the years I have started to read less and less. On our honeymoon I brought with me a book and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I started thinking about the last time I had sat down and read a good book. I was amazed to realize that it had been over a year! Now I had done lots of reading about weddings but that doesn't count. Since the wedding I have bought a couple of books in an effort to read more. The response I got from David was that I needed to get a library card as it was getting too expensive to buy the books. I completely agree with him but I have been lazy and haven't done it! The other day while David was away on his backpacking trip I decided that I wanted to read the book, "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austin. I went and bought it and I am currently 3/4's the way through it and can't put it down because it so good! I am just amazed how I never read this story when I was younger. I almost feel silly and stupid for not having read it since it such a classic story.

Anyways, I can't keep my mind off the story even while I am working, thus the reason this blog has been created! I really believe that our culture now does not read enough and just doesn't even put an emphasis on reading that is needed. My plea is to anyone that enjoys reading to try reading more not spending so much time on the computer or watching tv! Hopefully this will be enough motivation for me to finally get my library card!

3 comments on "Reading"

Leslie on August 29, 2007 at 9:34 PM said...

yAy! You know how I feel on this subject. :P I have read quite a few classics, but Pride and Prejudice is not one of them. For some reason I have always shied away from the Bronte/Austen tradition. Not sure why.

Mz Brandy on September 7, 2007 at 7:37 PM said...

I know exactly how you feel! When I was younger (should I be blogging this? lol) my grandma use to catch me reading in bed when it was way past my bedtime. I was so desperate to read my books (Judy Blum & The Babysitters Club) that I snuck a mini flashlight to bed...that was soon found & confiscated. Here's to crashing into trees & getting scolded for reading! hear! hear!

Tameka said...

I love to read too! So much in fact that I have some overdue books fees to take care of. I know where I will be tomorrow.

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