Bloganuary: What book is next on your reading list?

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Day 18. I don’t remember the last time I read a book. I’m not much into that. If I read them, it’s either biographies or about subjects like photography. I own some books, but I prefer going to the library. I haven’t been there a while, though, because of covid. I used to read children’s books when I was younger. They were easier to read. I don’t like reading books with small print. I have so much else to do, so I don’t have the time to read them. I rather read magazines and newspapers. I just don’t have the patience to read novels and stories like that. I have the Lord of the rings book, but I have never finished it. I tried to read it twice but failed. It’s too slow for me. When you’ve seen the movies, there is no turnback. I’ve read The Hobbit more than once. I owned the Finnish version and borrowed the English one from the library. That’s as far as I can go. I don’t even listen to audiobooks. It’s just isn’t my thing.

They say reading books develop your imagination. But so does watching movies and TV shows. Also, reading books of facts. I have got a lot of inspiration from moving pictures. I’ve also studied drama. Life experiences develop your imagination as well. There are a lot of ways to read. Books are not the only thing. I’ve read many fan fiction online. Mostly in English. I’ve got a lot of ideas from them to my own fan fiction. Everyone isn’t made to read books. The most important thing is that you read. It doesn’t matter what. It keeps your mind busy, and at the same time, you might learn something new.

3 thoughts on “Bloganuary: What book is next on your reading list?

  1. I have to ask, if you are not a particularly avid reader, why did you write a post about “What’s Next on Your Reading List?” I don’t mean to be rude, but it doesn’t appear as though you are very interested in the answer to the question you posed.

    On the subject of reading, I have an answer of sorts. People who are self-described bibliophiles (avid readers) will have a hard time identifying with what you describe as a lack of interest in books. As someone who cannot always find time to read but would dearly love to, I envy that you may have the time and choose otherwise. (This is my problem, not yours. I chose to have a child and that child subsequently sucks up about 90% of my attention and nearly all of my free time. I am totally jealous at the hours I imagine you have to not read.)

    I will only hope that you read this with the humor intended. Sometimes, when I write tongue-in-cheek, it comes across as sarcastic or mean-spirited. That is not what I intend at all. Perhaps you can read that between the lines! (Since you are practicing your English and my Finnish is absolutely non-existences, I will point out that ‘reading between the lines’ is an expression that implies there is a subtext or secondary meaning lurking in what someone has written.) And this is why expressing an opinion or sharing a view on the world is sometimes difficult–there are so many nuances that you can get lost in translation!


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