Saturday, December 29, 2007

Lack of Reading....

Growing up I used to love reading. I read so many books! I think that was one the reasons why I was able to learn English to quickly and compete with the native speakers in my class. I remember taking entire summers and reading a bunch of books, just for fun. Although, I never really got into word games (crosswords, jumble, ect.) to help my vocabulary (which I regret), I had a decent enough vocabulary to help me with my writing just from reading.

At some point during college, I just stopped reading for fun. In the last few years I have not read that many books for fun. The number of pages I read during college was phenomenal, and even more so in law school (at least 2,000 pages of dense reading this term), yet my leisure reading has dropped to a couple of books year. This is disturbing to me. It seems that I now see reading as a chore, and decide to watch TV instead. Now that I have a Netflix account and Hulu I am always choosing TV over book. Below is a list of the TV shows that I have seen since the summer.

Dawson's Creek (Seasons 1-5)

The West Wing(Seasons 1-7, which I own)

Prison Break(Season 1, Season 3 on TV)

Heroes(First half of season 2 on TV)

Stargate SG-1(Seasons 1-10, this took a long time!)

30 Rock(Season 1, half of season 2 on TV)

Big Bang Theory (Half of the first season on TV)

Cane(Half of first season on TV)

Sliders(Season 4)

Roswell(Season 1)

Chuck(Half of season 1, on TV)

Pushing Daisies(Half of the first season on TV)

Wow, that was a lot. Maybe I should cut back. Well, in the meantime I just need to finish my two on going projects: My So Called Life and Freaks and Geeks.

However, I am trying to read more for fun. While I was looking for a gift for my friend I stumbled upon a cheap copy of Wuthering Heights and purchased it immediately. I had not been so excited about a book in such a long time. I am going to bring it on my trip tomorrow and read on the nice warm Florida beaches. This is going to be better than the last book that I brought to the beach, Patent Law.

I'm out.