Friday, March 28, 2008

Books, Reading, and all that "Old Fashioned" Stuff

Breda has a post up about people not wanting free books

I for one don't understand this. If the book is FREE, why not take it? It might be interesting, if not, someone else might like to read it. I'll admit, prior to this year I didn't really do any pleasure reading. Lots of Constitutional Law will make you not want to read. For a few semesters I had several hours of reading per night. I don't mean light reading where you can gloss over it while kicking back with a few beers, I'm talking the stuff you have to engross yourself in to really understand. Constitutional Law was very interesting, and it helped fuel my interest in the 2nd Amendment (though we NEVER talked about it) but it also killed any interest I might have had in picking up a non-textbook.

I've just this year started to get back into pleasure reading. Now i'm not sure why I ever stopped.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Having kids is the surest way to stop you from reading. I have a pile of books that I can't wait to read; Theodore Roosevelt hunting stories, Special Forces in Afghanistan, The Book of the AR-15 volume 2, Practical Rifle Accuracy....the list goes on and on. I'm not complaining because kids are the greatest thing in the world, but sometimes I wish I had just a couple of hours to crack open a book.

At this point I would turn down most books because there is no way I can read them within the next 3 years.

I've been working on Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Comprehensive Survey for the Concerned Citizen for about a year and a half and I'm only two thirds thru it. Sounds like a snoozer doesn't it?