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A slow reader's lament

Mellisa55 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 4:59 PM
What is really scary is when I realized recently that I read more as a teen than I do at 60 - but I entirely agree.. would it have destroyed the physics of this universe if I could read just a bit faster? Every room in this house has book shelves, well except the bathroom but steam isn't good for books. What I have come up with for personal entertainment is listening to books on tape when I am working manually - making dinner, cleaning house, ironing etc. Even doing needlework is more entertaining with a book.

BEACHES AREN'T MY THING, and reading on beaches even less so. I've never understood how anyone can enjoy a book in the midst of all that sand, glare, and greasy suntan lotion. For reading ambiance, I'll take an easy chair in an air-conditioned room , and leave the damp swimsuits and gritty beach towels to those who appreciate them.

On the other hand, I love the special summer reading lists that newspapers and magazines publish as beach season approaches each year. I love the expanded book sections that appear before the holiday season every winter too. For that...