Friday, November 9, 2007

Booking Through Thursday: Volume

Here is this week's Booking Through Thursday question, entitled Volume:

Would you say that you read about the same amount now as when you were younger? More? Less? Why?

Here's my answer: I read less than I used to, but only because of time constraints. Being a mother of three takes up a whole lot of reading time. And worse than that, parenting young children makes you so tired that you can't read as much in bed as you'd like. I just fall asleep--I can't help it. That's why I sometimes rate books according to whether or not I could stay awake reading them.

I must say, though, that I still read as much as possible. And I read a wider variety of books. I do feel that there are so many great books out there that I haven't gotten to yet, and I'm behind the eightball, so to speak--there will never be enough time to read everything I want to read!

How about you? Do you read more or less than you did when you were younger? Why?

4 comments:

Matt said...

Not only that there are so many great books out there to be discovered and read, I also feel that I need to make up for those who have never even opened a book.

Gentle Reader said...

matt--lol, I never thought about it that way! That's a big burden to bear--there are a lot of non-readers out there :)

Literary Feline said...

I imagine it would be difficult finding time to read with young children. It sounds like you do the best you can. :-) I don't really know if I read more or less than I once did. I just know I've always been reading.

Gentle Reader said...

literary feline--you are so right, I do the best I can! I know what you mean about "I just know I've always been reading." That sums up my life pretty well :0