Recently, I have started knitting again. I decided that instead of wasting my time playing Facebook games at night, I would actually create something. I have been doing pretty well at it if I say so myself. So far, I have completed a pair of socks (a new skill for me), a stole, two headbands, a cover-up, and a cowl. And while I knit, I listen to audiobooks on my MP3 player.
I always thought that a "classic" was just required reading for English Lit Class, but actually there are some really great books for teens that are considered classics… Some of the books have turned into school book lists, while others can still be enjoyed without it being required reading. I enjoyed many different types of books, even if they were required reading.
My book group has a tradition. Every December, we read and discuss a classic novel. I have to admit that without the inspiration of my fellow librophiles, it wouldn’t have occurred to me to dust one off.
I’m not a Jane Austen fan. Don’t tell anyone, but I don’t even watch Downton Abbey. My attitude used to be, why take the time to read something written fifty or two hundred years ago? New, exciting titles come out every day. Read something that’s "good for me"? Voluntarily? Who has time for that?