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?


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