Would you say that you read about the same amount now as when you were younger? More? Less?Why?
Deb was late posting this because she took Monday and Tuesday off for her birthday and then completely lost track of what day it was. I’m late posting too, because yesterday was our wedding anniversary and I had a very self-indulgent day. I had my nails and hair done and we went out for a meal last night.
Anyway, I’ve certainly read a lot more this year than last year and the reason is that I left work in April and can now spend time during the day to read. Before I just had time to squeeze in half an hour at lunch time some days. I always take a book with me when I’m out in case there’s an opportunity to read. When I was at work I had to wait so long for the lift I’d sometimes get out my book and read for a few minutes. So it really is luxurious to be able to sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and have a good long read.
As to when I was younger, I really only have an impression of how many books I read. I did keep a record when I was about 10 but I don’t have the list any more. I just read as many books as I could.It’s only been in the last few years that I’ve been more organised in my reading. I started to keep a list of books I’ve read in 2002 but at first I didn’t record everything, sometimes I just wanted to get on to the next book, so my records up to 2006 are a guide really, showing the tip of the iceberg. from January 2006 I’ve noted all the books I’ve read in a little Book Journal.