Friday, April 6, 2012
What to Read
One of my wise friends told me of a man who figured out, based on actuarial tables and his own reading pace, how many books he would be able to read in the remaining years of his life. He actually made a list of those books. If someone suggested a title to him, he declined, not matter how positive the recommendation. The book just was not on the list.
I used to read every book I checked out from the library from cover to cover. With age and permission from myself, I now quit books that do not appeal to me! And I do not even feel guilty about it. I might do that today with one I know I should read. It would be good for me to know more about Catherine the Great, I suppose.
I like that children in our school have that the same permission to bring back books they do not especially like. They return, asking me if we have any good books. Certainly.