Time to read?  

nightstogether 56M
818 posts
7/21/2005 10:53 am

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Time to read?


Although it is one of my favourite things to do, I seem to have less and less time to read as time goes by. I grab a quarter of an hour here and there to read one of the two books I always have going; hoping that this short time will remain undisturbed; or I grab a book late at night and, when the mood takes me, read through to the early hours of the morning without noticing the time.

This morning I received a small book I've been looking forward to - Leben ist Ɯberleben by Jacques Derrida; just over sixty pages but will I have time to do it justice?

I think I'm going to have to take the phone off the hook, turn the computer onto standby, dim all the lights and turn off the doorbell. Perhaps that way I'll get the necessary time I need.

Either that or we switch back to the old French ten day week ...

nightstogether
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rm_sharksnsails 46M
738 posts
7/23/2005 5:31 am

I took my job as a mud logger on an oil rig because I knew there would be isolated down time when I could read. Sometimes there is no internet, or phone, and in the isolation I have read more books (recreationally) in the last four months then I read in the entire decade of the 90's.
My library outweighs all of my other worldly posessions combined(excluding my truck). I've been collecting books that I wasn't making time to read.... tres bizzare.
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nightstogether 56M

7/23/2005 1:23 pm

Sharks, I started reading properly the day a school vice-principal confiscated a book as being unsuitable for my age. I am on my third book collection at the moment, and it numbers about six thousand volumes. I will always have time for books, but rarely enough time to read as much or as often as I wish, which makes me rather more selective. I cannot imagine a world existing as Ray Bradbury did, nor the Orwellian Nineteen-Eighty-Four although, sadly, I can see such worlds within our world existing.

nightstogether
private-intellectual (.de)


rm_sharksnsails 46M
738 posts
7/24/2005 12:52 am

I had a book confiscated by a 9th grade teacher once. It was called Totally Tacky Cartoons vol. 2" On the front is a drawing of a double amputee prostitute (arm and leg missing) she is holding a sign that says "50% off". HA! what a classic, the teacher returned the book about twwo months later, I think have the faculty read that sucker. What book did you lose??


nightstogether 56M

7/24/2005 2:54 am

I had 'Diary of a Mad Housewife' confiscated - a seemingly tacky novel of no real worth I was reading as brain candy - with the words 'I shall speak to your father about this'. I also got the book back a few weeks later, with the acknowledgement that my father didn't really mind me reading it too much, since it was one of his books which I had borrowed.

I was school librarian in my first year at the school, and found copies of books by people like TH Lawrence and similar hidden under the counter, which I promptly read. I read things which the sixth formers had as required reading when I was eleven and twelve, simply because I shouldn't have, and because they were too much for a youngster like me. I've never regretted it, although I now have no idea whatsoever what the mad housewife was even about!

nightstogether
private-intellectual (.de)


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