Tag: Reading history

Question Tuesday: Why Read?

Posted May 22, 2012 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Question Tuesday / 0 Comments

A few weeks ago I discussed my reading history and now I want to cover why I read. For me, I love to be told a story, I love to immerse in a completely different world. I’ve also found that now I’ve become a reader, there are a lot more books out there that I really want to read. It seems like for every book I read, I discover at least two other books I want to read. I did get so overboard with my to-read list that I had to cull it to the essentials. Not that I don’t want to read all the books that were on my TBR list, but I’m finding it really hard to keep up with all the books I want to read. There are too many books out there but so little time; I sometimes wish I could speed read so I can catch up with all the books but I think I would miss immersing myself in a book. As said before I do set myself a reading goal every year and I hope one day I’ll have enough knowledge in literature that I might be able to better recommend books to other people.

Question Tuesday: What Is Your Reading History?

Posted May 8, 2012 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Question Tuesday / 0 Comments

Welcome to a new section from my blog which I like to call Question Tuesday; each Tuesday I’ll be asking a question relating to reading and book blogging. I have a lot of questions already I want to cover but I want to leave it open for others to ask me questions as well via comments or via twitter. The first question I’m going to cover is my reading history.

While my parents go through phrases of reading a lot and not reading at all (depending on how busy they are), I was never much of a reader when I was young. I think I would read a book a year, and only because I was told I needed to read. It wasn’t till 3 years ago that I started reading (a lot). It all started with a radio segment (The Culture Club on Triple J) where they drew similarities from songs currently on high rotation with poets (mostly from the romantic era). This started my love for reading; the gateway books were Hey! Nietzsche! Leave Them Kids Alone! by Craig Schuftan (the author was responsible for The Culture Club) and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.  Now I’m playing catch up; trying to read all the classics as well as newer book. I’ve set myself a goal of reading at least 100 books a year in the hope that sooner or later I might actually be caught up.