Yes, ladies and gentlemen it’s that time again…it’s time for the Wheel of Morality!
…er wait..this isn’t Animaniacs!
*cough* Ahem, now let’s try that again. It’s Thursday which means it’s time for this week’s Booking Through Thursday! This week’s question is:
There was a widely bruited-about statistic reported last week, stating that 1 in 4 Americans did not read a single book last year. Clearly, we don’t fall into that category, but . . . how many of our friends do? Do you have friends/family who read as much as you do? Or are you the only person you know who has a serious reading habit?
Sitting here and thinking about it, and I mean seriously thinking about it, I can honestly say that I have no friends or family who read as much as I do. Some of my closest friends do a lot of reading during the semester, but it’s required reading so I don’t count that. Especially since they’re known to skim stuff and get summaries from others as well. The only two people I can think of who read a decent amount, my mother and my friend M, and they really don’t have much time for leisure reading so the quantity they do read is rather minimal.
To be brutally honest, for a lot of my friends, coworkers, and acquaintances, if you mention books or reading, things just get…cartoony…to say the least. All kinds of excuses will be invented. Of all the excuses I’ve heard my favorite is still: uh-yeah, gotta go..start my car…won’t start on it’s own! Most of the time the person who is reading will be subject to poking and prodding by some while others comment on the possible deterioration of his or her brain. It’s odd to watch sometimes, and yes, usually I’m the one subject to the funny stares and jokes. *sigh* Sometimes I’m just sitting there waiting for the crazy antics to come to a screeching halt, and other times I’m looking to the ceiling waiting for an anvil to fall on someone’s head. It hasn’t happened yet.
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