I watch too much TV. WAY too much TV. If I’m home the TV is on, doesn’t matter if it’s four hours per day or 16 hours per day.
Some people will tell you that TV rots your brain. However, I’ve made the Dean’s list, been on two game shows and most of what I know about animals, medicine, history, etc., I learned from watching TV. So while it is all about the kind of TV you watch, I’ve been trying to cut back.
This summer, during the primetime TV hiatus, I’ve decided that I will DVR shows that are on during the week and only watch TV on the weekends. And I’m going to fill my evenings with more reading and more events. The thing is, I’ve read all of the books in my apartment and cleared the three books that I had on my iPad.
So let me tell you a little about my philosophy on reading. Yes, I have a philosophy on reading. I have a philosophy on how to wear tights in the winter (The 2-out-of-3 Rule (I need to trademark that.).), what makes you think I don’t have a philosophy on reading?
Anyway, I like to read one serious book (a biography, a history book, a current events book, etc.) and then one not-so-serious book (a murder mystery, a piece of semi-intelligent chick lit, a book of essays, etc.). This keeps my mind sharp and stimulates my intellect as well as my imagination.
So since I’m looking for reading material, I am open to suggestions. The only things I absolutely do NOT want to hear about are any books by Stephenie Meyer, Emilie Giffin, Sophie Kinsella or Plum Sykes. Other than that, I’m happy to hear your thoughts on any good books that you enjoyed or books that you didn’t enjoy and I should stay away from. I prefer mysteries, classics and historical fiction, but show me what you’ve got. I have an Nook subscription that needs to be used.