Thursday, 7 February 2008

Booking through Thursday - enough about books

Okay, even I can’t read ALL the time, so I’m guessing that you folks might voluntarily shut the covers from time to time as well… What else do you do with your leisure to pass the time? Walk the dog? Knit? Run marathons? Construct grandfather clocks? Collect eggshells?

Enough about books? Enough about books? What do you mean, enough about books! You simply cannot, in my not-very humble opinion, have too much about books. What do I do when I'm not reading books? Well, these days, I mostly read other people writing about books in their blogs. It takes up quite a lot of time, and I can't do it nearly as often as I would like to (especially when the wifi connection on the train disappears, but I mustn't start ranting).

So when I'm not reading, I am mostly working or sleeping. I do, however, usually watch television programmes for an hour or two in the evenings. Not live television, but programmes like Cranford or Jam and Jerusalem, or something off DVD. Current addiction is Studio 60, but we don't have many episodes left. If I didn't make time for this, my husband would never see me without the usual book or laptop.

The dogs and chickens get quite a bit of time and attention, though I don't manage as much time for walking as I'd like. I have been known to knit, or toy with the odd piece of tapestry work, but computer-induced RSI has limited that. I used to dance, and will again, I hope. Now pass me a book, someone, before I suffer from withdrawal symptoms.


She Rants said...

I read too much and agree that one can never have "enough about books." I'll have to check in to Studio 60. I love watching series all at once on DVD.

Jaimie said...

Books are pretty much my life although I do plenty of other things. I could give up alot before my books

Alix said...

Reading is the best! Although I am spending more and more time reading blogs as well as books.
Studio 60 was great it's a shame they cancelled it.

Table Talk said...

Bottom line is that whatever else I'm doing there's always a book within very easy reach.

GeraniumCat said...

SR, do try Studio 60, it's very sharp and funny. Alix, yes, I'm so disappointed it was cancelled.

Jaimie, I used to wonder if it would be better to be blind or deaf. I'm pretty sure now that there's enough music in my head to keep me going if absolutely necessary, but I hate the thought of not being able to read. Audio books won't do.

TT - me too!

Thomma Lyn said...

Absolutely, I agree: reading books is one of the finest things in life! :)

Happy BTT!

Chris said...

Can't say I spend time with chickens ;)

karen! said...

This week's BTT question was really fun. It's interesting to see what everyone likes doing with the rest of their free time.

mutterings and meanderings said...

I am an avid reader - I find I make my reading time when I'm in the bath..

GeraniumCat said...

TL, especially with a glass of wine!

Chris, you should try spending time with chickens, it's remarkably soothing.

Karen, I enjoyed seeing what everyone else did, too, and must check back now I'm home to see if I missed any.

M&M, I used to read in the bath, but I've got too shortsighted, and my specs steam up. So I shower now and read afterwards.