After studying for University finals, or commuting to and from University in Downtown Portland. Or, after taking a long drive – such as driving from Alaska to Oregon, or driving to and from Lake Tahoe from Oregon. I would like to take a day or two to unwind from the driving or from studying for finals. Up to a few days of unwinding and do close to nothing but to adjust to the local area that I’m in.
Another way I would like to unwind is to read a book or a few books if I have the time to read them. If I am able to read a good book – with 300 to 750 pages (give or take) per book and my mind is the only thing that is active.
For the longest time I didn’t read books outside of class. I haven’t been able to read anything from any genre that is out there. I have felt down for some time and I wasn’t in any mood or the patience to read any kind of books.
Last September while visiting Lake Tahoe for a month I was able to read 4 books and it took me about 8 days to read through all 4 books.
There is one that I started to read in May 2012 yet I didn’t finish the until last September (2013). Its called “‘Salem’s Lot” by Stephen King and the book is good and it seemed that I was on edge for a few days after I finished the book.
I should know better about reading any books by Stephen King while staying for month in the mountains. Since I tend to read books in the afternoon or into the late evening while up there.
I may or may not post about the books that I read on this site. I may put the title of the books on a page at a later date.
One thing that I have noticed that have changed is the type of books that I have read for the last 6 to 8 years. I used to read only Science Fiction and Computer books, a few fiction and non-fiction books. I am looking at more authors from fiction and non-fiction books. I’m getting burnt out and tired of reading Sci Fiction and Computer books in general. Basically similar content when I’m computer books and I could say the same thing about Sci Fiction books.
For all the reading I want to do now, I just don’t have access to the books that I already have in storage, in Alaska. Even though I go to the library to check out books that I want to read, it’s still not the same of going into another room that is full of books and choosing a book that I already own.
I love to read. A lot, when I can or when I’m not in school and even though I read for classes, it is nice to read books that takes your mind of off things for a short bit of time before getting back to reading for school or work.
Even though I’ve started to read books again, it had been a hit and miss habit that comes and goes like the wind. Sometimes reading could be the only thing that would be the only thing that would make me sleepy enough to fall asleep at night. That’s one thing I like about reading these days.
Now, I just to figure out to spread out reading for pleasure, school, and daily life evenly to make things work seemly together. I, also, need to make time to take photographs for class, and for building up a portfolio. I need to find some way to publish some photographs so I can get noticed. Taking and talking about photography is for another post for another time.