Once again I have a pile of books to read. As well as read and need to be donated, erp. Now that I have finished graduate school I should take this up, although job searching makes that a little difficult.
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...so since I have to rely on the library and computer labs, I definitely do more of this. I find I really can’t sit in front of a computer for 2345 hours, and eventually need to get up and just go somewhere else. So that usually leads me home and into more reading, wheee.
I’m in graduate school. :P But interestingly enough, even though I’m on vacation, I still feel the need to read something. Not heavy stuff, but I still want to read.
For instance, some how I have 5 books that I am currently reading. I really don’t know how these things happen sometimes. :P
...means I end up neglecting my magazines, such as “The Economist”. I like that magazine a lot, but find it can be hard to get through since it’s a lot more in depth than other weeklies that I read.
Not to sound like a book snob, but there are books that I just don’t get as to why other people LOVE them so much. And reading through them is just an absolute slog.
But then there are books that I just race through because they’re so good. They make the time go by. But then they end too quickly. :(
...they help me not to brood on things and learn new things. They make the time go by on the train really quickly. I came close to missing my stop (oops), but it was not a big deal.
Always try to carry at least one book around. This can be difficult if you prefer hardcovers, but since I’m a softcover person this isn’t a big deal for me. Now I get annoyed if I happen ot be caught without a book and I know I’m going to be stuck for a while.
Write down interesting book titles. Often I’ll come across this in magazines, newspaper articles, recommendations, etc. If I don’t write down these titles, I forget.
Some I haven’t really done since school is also reading books of the same subject. I usually buy books for fun and based on what I can get at a discounted price, so it can really differ from subject to subject.
I have a pile of books I’m trying to get through. Sometimes without realizing it I have purchased a bunch of books that are possibly depressing due to content or are dense that take me longer to read. I like reading them, but sometimes I have to slow down to absorb.
Now, if I could catch up on my books. I find it’s helpful to keep two books with me, just in case I finish one before I can access my pile at home.
This is quite rare, but on occasion when there are transportation/waiting issues, this is handy.