Random Factoid #352

15 07 2010

I just finished my first book of summer reading, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer, today.  The first of four.

I really do love to read, and I used to use my free time to do a whole lot more of it.  It’s such a therapeutic thing for me to do, and it’s great for building vocabulary as well.  I have a huge bookshelf in my room filled with shelves of books I haven’t read.  I really do intend to get to them some day, but it’s hard to find the time.

And reading is another thing that gets pushed to the side doing movie blogging (like TV, which I described in Random Factoid #259).  It’s so hard to resist the temptation to get the full satisfaction of watching a plot arc develop in around two hours in a movie, while it takes days and days to read through a book.  Reading a book has less immediate gratification, something I’m constantly told my generation has a problem with.

Just so you know, the blogging may be slowing down a tad so I can finish up my summer reading.  It won’t be too noticeable, but I really do need to get this reading done.