I don’t read as voraciously as I used to. Oh, I read plenty, but I only seem to find time for books when I’m on vacation or a long plane ride — I’ve usually got my nose buried in the internet. One reason I have thusfar avoided Twitter (other than the fact that I am just not that interesting) is that I don’t want my attention span to shrink any more than the blogosphere has already caused it to.
I would like to change that, because there are so many books out there that I’d really like to read. I’m thinking maybe I can change my ways if I commit to an e-reader, but I feel a duty to plow through some of the backlog that’s sitting on our bookshelves first. So having more time off between jobs than I expected, I decided it dive into some detective novels. They’re my favorite genre, and an easy way to get back into the habit — I can easily tear all the way through one of these in a quiet day. My father-in-law sent me a box containing more than a dozen of one of his favorite author’s novels a couple years ago and I’m going to see how many I can get through in the coming week. I’m one and a half deep so far, and relieved to see that I can still pay attention to the written word for more than ten minutes*.
Read anything good lately? Enjoy formulaic detective novels as much as I do? Have a strong opinion on e-readers?
*As long as I can’t see my inbox from wherever I’m sitting!