As a librarian, I try my best to make time to read- it’s like a free spa-treatment for my brain that if I do it regularly, I feel so much better about myself and feel like I’m connected to the rest of the world in some way other than what is on T.V.
What I am reading now, is Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes. This is for the Parent’s book group at the local library to which I belong. What I like about being part of a group is that I read books that otherwise, I’d never select. This is one such title. I thought that I’d read it before, and now I know that I have. I remember exactly how I felt when I read it the first time, and now I feel it again – true empathy and understanding of why I’ve always had a problem with the general perception of intelligence versus stupidity, and how I always struggle with this concept in a philosophical way…Whoa! I’ll stop there! I am very much enjoying this book and the sharpening of this sense it awakens in me again.
The non-fiction that is on my bookshelf (as I usually have one non-fiction going all the time- though I rarely finish them to be honest!) right now is Grace and Grit, by Lilly Ledbetter and Lanier Scott Isom. It’s the Equal Pay for Women fight by this courageous woman. My general comment is #1: who doesn’t think women should get paid the same for the same job? #2: shock that it is a state wide law, NOT a national law that women have equal rights (ummm, hello?!). So this promises to be a good, if not eye-opening read.
I will be honest though- I do like some of the T.V. on lately. Anyone checking out GCB? Hysterical! Downton Abbey, I am just getting up to speed with DVDs of the last season, so no spoilers! And of course, my cop-shows: NCIS and Castle…seriously? Who has time to read?
For my job security, let’s hope we all do…at least a little bit. Reading to your kids does count, by the way!