1. Do you get to read as much as you WANT to read?
(I’™m guessing #1 is an easy question for everyone?)
2. If you had (magically) more time to read’“what would you read? Something educational? Classic? Comfort Reading? Escapism? Magazines?
Of course in theory I have more time to read than ever before, but in practice the time I spend reading now that I’m at home is almost the same as when I went out to work full-time. There are never enough hours in the day to do all the other things I want to do either.
If I did magically have more time to read I wouldn’t read magazines. Why buy a magazine when you could buy a book for around the same price? And they’re full of adverts – I don’t watch adverts on TV so I’m not going to buy a magazine full of them.
No, I would read the books in my to-be-read piles, books from my wishlist, books from the library – a glorious mixture of books, including classics, contemporary novels, escapism, detective/crime fiction, historical novels, non-fiction – history, philosophy, religion, biography, memoirs, autobiographies, diaries and letters, travel and whatever takes my fancy. If only …