It’s Road Trip Wednesday time again! This week, we’re talking about our reading habits, specifically the YA Highway team want to know:
About how many books do you read in a year? Do you want to read more? Or, less?
As I’m sure is true for many readers, the number of books I read per year varies according to what else is happening that year to disrupt my reading schedule. It also depends on the type of book I’m reading. Typically, I can get through a novel much quicker than a theological or historical book, especially when that work is more academic in nature. If I must throw out a number, I would say I average around 50 books a year.
Would I like to read more? Heck, yes! For the simple reason that there are so many books I want to read. But I’m not going to sacrifice quality reading for quantity reading. In other words, I’m not going to speed-read my way through lots of books just to maintain a healthy quota of books read, or to get to all the books I want to read. I don’t like treating books like junk food. Knowing how much time and effort goes into writing a book, whether a work of fiction or non-fiction, I want to be sure I take time to enjoy it, to savor its words, and, at the very least, remember what it was about a week later!
How many books do you get through in a year? Feel free to comment below, or join the YA Highway fun (see the YA Highway blog for details).
On a different note, Doctor Who fans in the UK–take a look at this:
Yes, it’s a TARDIS PC! And not only does it look good, but the specs look very nice too. If only they were marketing them in the US… *sigh* Here’s the website for more details: http://www.scan.co.uk/shops/drwho/tardis