a post about reading

  • Reading something frivolous? Or something serious?
  • Depends on my mood.  I’m currently reading The History of Love by Nicole Krauss and it’s touching and beautiful and poignant.  It is laced with a lot of humor but it’s not the side-splitting “har har” stuff… 

  • Paperbacks? Or hardcovers?
  • doesn’t matter

  • Fiction? Or Nonfiction?
  • fiction – definitely.  non-fiction generally loses me somewhere after the lengthy acknowledgements… *yawn*

  • Poetry? Or Prose?
  • Prose

  • Biographies? Or Autobiographies?
  • biographies – generally somebody on the outside looking in is not as defensive

  • History? Or Historical Fiction?
  • historical fiction

  • Series? Or Stand-alones?
  • You know, that’s a funny one because I say it doesn’t matter but then find myself REALLY disappointed to come to the end of a WONDERFUL read only to realize that’s it… 

  • Classics? Or best-sellers?
  • Best sellers.  I find the classics demand a more dedicated pursuit than I am able to commit most of the time.

  • Lurid, fruity prose? Or straight-forward, basic prose?
  • fruity, baby!  I like the juicy details that paint the picture for me.  Stark prose doesn’t pull as much. 

  • Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness?
  • definitely plots.  stream of consciousness makes me dizzy. 

  • Long books? Or Short?
  • depends on how good it is.  You know what I mean by this too – good books you want to go on forever.  Bad books, you’re thankful when they are short. 

  • Illustrated? Or Non-illustrated?
  • I love the trend toward the graphic novel.  Affirms those pictures in my head. 

  • Borrowed? Or Owned?
  • Owned.  I dread loaning my books out (even though I do it all the time) and am terrible about becoming attached to a story or characters and assimiliating a really good find into my collection.  As a result, I very rarely borrow.

  • New? Or Used?
  • doesn’t matter AS LONG as they aren’t written in.  I can’t STAND writing in books!!!!  (yes, I’ve done it but it makes my heart ache to deface a book; even if it’s mine and it’s a wonderful non-fiction resource)


    About fridaynightgirl

    So many hats. Only one me. Believer. Wife. Mom. Communicator. Actress. Volunteer. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Tired. Grab a cup of coffee and join me as I laugh at myself and, generally, over think my life.

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