Harry Potter books and books in general..
I wish I read more. I really do. I mean I read a lot of magazines and web pages, but a book seems to elude me. I wish I could figure out why I just can't get into books. My parents were(and are) big readers, Mrs March is. Little March is a crazy reader but me...I am not sure what the issue is. Honestly I think it has to do w/comprehension. I read and then re-read the same sentence again. I also read slowly. So slow in fact that when I read the DaVinci code I kept notes. I swear, like "who is this dude" and when I came back to the book 2-3 days later I could reflect back "Oh..he is the cop..good got it".
The latest Harry Potter craze is hard to escape. Monday 2 bloggers that I read often both posted about how they got the book and read it in under a day. The book is 700+ pages long! To me that is a marvel to read that much.
Fresh read it in about 24hrs but that was due to a party in between sleeping/getting ready etc. Rusty
Rusty hammered the book out straight in under 12 hrs.
Now I need to ask...is the book that good that you can't put it down? Perhaps I am not reading the right things but I have almost always been bored after a page or two of any book. It bugs me..it really does. I wonder if me "wanting" to like to read is part of the problem. I find the idea of book reviewers amazing as well. They read a book at a rapid pace, understand it, then write about it...usually in what 2-3 days? Cds you an listen to inside 1hr most times, a movie MIGHT be 3hrs but books take that dedication.
Both my kids like to read. Littlest March now likes to sit with certain books and enjoys them a great deal. They will ask for "one more" story most nights and I will cave and read to them. I want them to enjoy it. I go to a bookstore and I want to buy stuff left and right.
I don't feel its a burden to read I just wish I enjoyed it more and this latest Harry Potter craze might be more fuel to the fire to get me to read more.