On Reading.

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I don’t read as much as I used to. Sure, I still read, but when compared to the amount that I (thought I) read when I was a child, it doesn’t seem as much as I used to.

I’m not quite sure when this began. Was it in high school? No, because I remember reading my own books on top of the required reading in English class. Was it during college? No, because I had large breaks for Christmas and summer. Whenever it was, it was such a slow process that even I wasn’t aware of when it was being implemented.

I would like to say that it began when I first started writing down how many books I read in a year. Every time I finished a book, I’d take out my little notebook or journal and write it down. When I first started doing this, I meant well. After all, I read so much, why wouldn’t I want to know how many books I read?

But then it got tedious. I began to get annoyed having to stop and log down every book I read. I didn’t want to have to stop and write down the title and look at the book if I couldn’t remember the author’s name or how to spell it.

As I’m writing this, I think that it could have even been when I first started my Goodreads account. I wanted to fulfill my yearly reading challenge and so I’d have to stop and log my books on my account. Plus the dilemma of having to decide if I even wanted to use the “currently reading” file and whether or not to leave a review.

Whatever the cause of my non-reading, I wish it didn’t have to happen.



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