A bit late again (argh), but I had a good excuse: I was falling a bit under the weather this past weekend =(
Which is worse: Finding a book you love and then hating everything else you try by that author, or
Reading a completely disappointing book by an author that you love?
– Booking Through Thursday
That’s a very good question…hmm, I’d say reading a completely disappointing book by an author I love. I mean, the first option would suck too, but not so much as the second option because you already expect awesome things from an author you love and for expectations to fall short…it’s disappointing (did that even make sense?). For example, I like Paulo Coelho’s work and I’ve read a number of his books that I enjoyed but The Witch of Portobello was pretty disappointing for me. To be honest, since then I’ve sort of steered clear from his work and stuck to the few that I’d enjoyed.
And for something a bit different:
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about reading non-fiction…
Do you read non-fiction regularly? Do you read it in a different way or place than you read fiction?
– Just One More Page
I guess you can say I read non-fiction regularly…moreso during the summer than during the school year (since during the school year I read plenty of non-fiction). Studying history and political science for my undergrad degree really reinforced the habit for reading non-fiction and checking out the latest research in the field. I usually read stuff that I’ve never fully delved into in school (i.e. British naval history) but otherwise I read stuff that are directly related with my field (i.e. Soviet history).
I do read non-fiction differently than fiction; I usually take my time with non-fiction so that I can understand what the author is trying to argue or convey. Thanks to taking historiography class last year, I do try to analyze history books a bit differently and think about whether the argument makes sense and stuff. But I still read it straightforward as well, soaking in new information that I wasn’t aware of before and stuff. Oh, and I do tend to read non-fiction sitting up as opposed to lying down, lol. Need to be awake when I read that sort of stuff xD
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about your tbr pile…
How many books (roughly) are in your tbr pile? Is this in increasing number or does it stay stable? Do you ever experience tbr anxiety in the face of this pile?
– Just One More Page
According to my TBR pile, I have 14 books to be read. It’s sort of increasing a bit at the moment since classes are over and done for me and I’ve been making more trips to the bookstore (not entirely my fault, I do pick up necessary stuff from there at times—I just then succumb to getting a book I’ve been meaning to read *blushes*). I guess I do have bouts of anxiety every now and then about the pile, but moreso because of the money I spent over it than about actually getting through it…except maybe two years ago, when I was really worried whether I’d be able to get through the pile or not, lol.