Asked by bng101
I read all the things.
Books, magazines, the sides of packaging no one pays attention to, instructions, I was even bored enough at one time in my life to read a dictionary…though I unfortunately didn’t retain all the words.
In second grade, my teacher found me reading a fat chapter book for older children. She asked if I understood it and when I said yes, she left me alone. In fifth grade I was in trouble a lot for reading ahead of the class.
Also in fifth grade they took my reading levels. I went through every test they had and passed it. They ran out at college level.
Currently reading the Hetta Coffey Series because the first three books were free. I am only the slightest bit (okay, 17%) in to the first book because it’s so bad so far I find other things to do. The main character is very mean, and so far not a page has gone by without mention of alcohol. (I have a very complicated relationship with alcohol that I can’t explain very well.) …oh yeah, and she gives her dog things that could actually be poisonous to him…though she’s not MEAN to the dog at all, I just hope no one thinks it’s okay to give a dog alcohol or some of the other things that were mentioned.
I have a hard time setting aside a book I’ve started even if it’s terrible. Even if it’s bad for me. Even if it doesn’t interest me. Like, I started this thing and now I have to finish no matter what.
Over on GoodReads I’ve set a goal of 52 books this year. I could easily double it if I wanted, but I left room for the books that take longer either because they’re so good they demand more attention, or because they’re awful and I find myself reading less often. I’m currently six books ahead of schedule.
If I had absolutely nothing else to do, I could (and sometimes manage to anyway) read a book a day.
I moved to ebooks several years ago because my eyes got bad enough that it was hard to read the smaller print of a regular book in public places and large print books cost a fortune. (I can read regular print at home if it’s quiet and I can concentrate and there’s ample light and whatnot.)
I could go on for a long time about reading, but I guess I’ll stop here. What’re you reading, Tumblr?
“No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid.” -Lupita Nyong’o
Lupita Nyong’o accepts the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role award onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre - March 2, 2014
Is that the point? I don’t usually watch these things.