Reading habits change…

For years after finishing university, I read fiction books nearly exclusively, likely for a brain vacation after years of skeletal analysis and so many different kinds of theory. Since having children, I notice that I am much more likely to have non-fiction books in the queue – perhaps they suffer less from interruptions? When reviewing my to-read pile for the CBR, there only a few novels (most partly finished and then abandoned), interspersed with non-fiction and the graphic novels I have been picking up lately. Is it having less time, something to do with spending more time on the internet and having a lesser attention span?

My coming soon list now includes finishing Matthew Flinder’s Cat by Bryce Courtenay. I was about 1/4 of the way through this interesting novel, and then it was abandoned last spring. No more abandoning books! (I wish the anniversary edition of Batman: Arkham Asylum could count as a review; what a strange, disturbing and complex graphic novel)

Fascinating update:  it seems my reading list is somewhat at the mercy of the library. My reserved copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is finally in, so I guess that is next on the list.


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