Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Movies and Books

For awhile now, I haven't had an overwhelming desire to read.  That was odd too, because I have been an avid reader since I was 7.  Recently though, I have picked up and started reading again and I think I know why.

Part of reading is about angst.  There has to be a tension, a conflict, a connection with the reader, and without that, a novel just isn't any good.  But that was the problem.  I didn't need any more conflict.  Or angst.  Or pull in any direction.  I was already being pulled in too many directions.  That is why I read the end of the final Harry Potter long before I was even half way into the book, why I couldn't deal with reading anything too deep, and why I couldn't bring myself to see any movie other than children's animated flicks or comedies... and even those might have been too serious.

And now, I am reading again.  In the last two weeks, I have read  Goodbye Mr Chips, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Awakening, Cane, Other People, and I am now working on We the Living.  I can handle a little bit of angst again, and that, beyond anything else, is a good sign.  Maybe I am coming back.


  1. wow thats a lot of books in two weeks! you should try the "luxe" series.. i enjoyed those more recently. talisha

  2. The ability to speed read doesn't hurt. :D

  3. Oh, and I am mostly reading classic books that I haven't read but was supposed to.

  4. Yeah, that's a lot of books in two weeks. Is this a school break?

  5. It is now, but I have 210 minutes of freshman reading time a week, and since I read rather quickly, I have just gotten through a lot.


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