Do you consider yourself a serious reader? And even more importantly, does everyone know it?
I think I’ve gotten less serious as life has gotten more complicated, but I’d like to consider myself pretty serious. If I have a book club meeting or a review I agreed to do on a certain date, I treat it like homework. Sorry honey, I really have to finish this book. Please to give me some alone time. No do not come in and interrupt with some nonsense. I’m reading. But lately my life has been nothing but interruptions, and I don’t see it getting better like ever lol.
I most definitely consider myself a serious reader with some serious apathy lately. I do not what is wrong with me, but lately all I can seem to do is work and sleep and work some more. Even when I find myself with a little bit of “free” (whatever that means) time, I tend to NOT read. GASP! I KNOW! And it is NOT because I do not want to, but because I can not seem to bring myself to get involved in a book. Perhaps I am just too drained right now, but physically and mentally, to get involved with some fictional character who is ultimately going to make me cry or make me feel less content with my life. (See that there!<— that is apathy folks!) Aside from all of that, I do think that sometimes, when I AM busy reading for a review, or a book club meeting, that other people in my household think I am being antisocial and/or selfish. See those dishes that need done? I should do those before I read a book. Or, see how you just turned down an outing with the boyfriend to read alone by yourself? Honey, no wonder you are apathetic. Blah blah blah… perhaps I would be a more social creature if people just left me alone when I requested dangit! But enough about me, how about you? Do you consider yourself a serious reader? And more importantly, does you family/roommates/SO take your reading seriously???