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Don't read too much into this, but...

I don't really read anymore. What's that about?

I say this because I'm looking at my bookshelf and saying to myself "Hmmm... I should read that again. And that."

I watch plenty of TV/Movies, but I don't read. I kind of went off it in uni, because I had to read so much wanky crap. After all that academic reading, I was never in the mood to read more.

Don't know why I don't read NOW, though. Perhaps it requires more mental energy than I have. I am kinda half-asleep most of the time!

Perhaps I should make reading a goal. Though, I do have several goals already. I'm finding the LJ goal, for example, rather challenging. Especially when I'm trying not to rant about my feelings or otherwise bore my flist to tears.

Perhaps I ought to start small. Short stories or something. I have several books of fairytales on that there shelf above the TV. I'm a big lover of fairy tales. Or, I could try and find that big book of them my Grandmother has. I adored it as a child (I think she once said she's actually willed it to me). The nostalgia trip might be fun, and of course, stuff written for children is a little less taxing on my poor old sleepy brain. Probably, launching straight into Dostoevsky is not the way to go here.

My favourite fairy-tale (gotta love that segue) was always "Little Ida's Flowers". Does anyone know it? blindmouse? You probably do. I also love The Little Mermaid (and I loved the movie! I have to buy that!) There's a Japanese fairy tale about a mirror that I love too.

And, to finish up by being slightly off-topic, one of my absolute favourite movies when I was little was the 1993 version of The Secret Garden. I've been looking everywhere for a DVD copy, but I just can't find one!!! Does anyone know where I might get a copy?


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Jul. 4th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
I find my desire to read goes in weird cycles. At the moment, I'm mostly reading fanfic or the paper, even though I have The Pinhoe Egg sitting on my kitchen table and I've been wanting to read for ages. Sometimes, I want nothing more than to curl up with a good book. And other times, I don't.
Jul. 5th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
Kayt! I can totally relate. At the moment I have 3 books that I've started but haven't finished. And it isn't because they are boring or anything, I just don't have much desire to read a book. (Although I'm like Katie, I still read fanfic =P)

I have a collection of stuff by Anderson and the Grimm Brothers on my shelf (they are such gorgeous books!) and I tend to just pull one down and open to a random page and start reading the story I come to. I love fairytales sooo much. And I totally agree that the Little Mermaid is a great story. It is so different to the Disney version. I haven't read Little Ida's Flowers in years, however it is the first story in my Anderson book =)

I think I remember the Secret Garden that you are referring to. The movie actually inspired me to read the book. Also, a short book you might be able to handle that I have read recently is "The Last Unicorn". You have probably already read it, but it is a nice read =)
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC)
My favourite fairy-tale (gotta love that segue) was always "Little Ida's Flowers". Does anyone know it? blindmouse?

I don't think I know it by that name. Unless it was the one that Maurice Sendak illustrated?

I haven't been reading much this year, other than fanfic. I keep buying fascinating exciting books, and then ... not reading them. I don't really get it.
Jul. 6th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
I think uni does make a huge difference to your reading habits. I do the same as all of you: bought books and not read them, started multiple books and not finished, read acadamia but not fiction...and also have no idea why, really. The only thing Ive been (re)reading is Jane Austen.

I used to have the HCA version of The Little Mermaid on video when I was little. Gutted I didn't keep it; it was kinda in an anime stylee. The Disney songs are good though ;)
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