A3Writer: Losing My Desire to Read
1001 Nights (4) Abraham (11) Aphrodite (3) Apocalypse (6) Apollo (4) Arabian (4) Artemis (5) Athena (3) Bard (1) Ben Slater (13) Bible (35) Celtic (2) Character File (2) Chinese (1) Christian (1) Conferences (29) creation myths (15) Criminalelement (11) Dark Winds (22) Demeter (10) Don Iverson (4) Eden (5) Enchanter (16) essay (9) F3 (354) Fairy Tales (14) Family (2) Flood Myth (8) Flynn (67) Greek (50) Guest (1) Hades (10) Hercules (6) Hindu (2) History Prof (22) Holiday (12) Holiday Myths (6) Incan (1) Iranian (2) Japanese (1) Job (21) Knowledge Myths (3) Library (8) Life (121) Love Gods (4) M3 (143) map (13) Matt Allen (106) Metamyth (5) Misc Flash (36) monthly chart (21) Movies (6) Myth Law (2) Myth Media (4) NaNoWriMo (20) Noah (5) noir (9) Norse (10) Odyssey (7) Persephone (13) Persian (1) Poseidon (1) Prometheus (5) publishing (24) ramble (111) Review (1) Sam Faraday (22) Samson (2) Sci Fi (15) science (1) Serial (23) short story (14) Spotlight (8) Storm Riders (47) Teaching (136) Tech (18) Transformation (5) Travel (27) TV (10) TV Myth (1) Underworld (6) Vacation (15) vampires (18) W3 (11) Writing (166) Writing Tools (15) Zeus (7)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Losing My Desire to Read

     In my youth, ah, bygone youth, I read voraciously. I could handle an entire epic fantasy trilogy in a day. Whole days whiled by in the bliss of reading, and I loved every minute of it. Now I can't do it. Oh, if a book is one I've been really waiting for I can still devour it quickly enough, but I don't read nearly as much as I used to.
     Strike that. I actually read more. It's what I read. In my day job, I'm a college English professor, which means I spend my time reading oodles of student essays. Mostly bad ones. Mostly ones that have a complete disregard for the rules grammar (Alas poor apostrophe, I knew him well, period.). Consequently, I really have no desire to read. I'm just too tired after staring and comment on student writing to pick up a book, no matter how good it is.
     I don't have the time or energy. My eyes don't want to work right on the page. Fortunately, I found audio books via Audible. With the platinum plan I'm getting 2 books a month, and they frequently have specials. It's been a godsend. I can read again. I can learn and enjoy great books once again.

No comments: