1. Do you get to read as much as you WANT to read? (I’m guessing #1 is an easy question for everyone?)Yes, I suppose just about everyone is going to answer "No I don't" to the first question. That was my first reaction, too. I'm a typical bookworm – when my nose isn't buried in a book I feel I'm wasting valuable time. I could be reading!!!
2. If you had (magically) more time to read – what would you read? Something educational? Classic? Comfort Reading? Escapism? Magazines?
Of course, if I'm honest about it, I have to admit I really have just about as much time to read as I want to give myself. Since I'm not working anymore, my time is pretty much my own. My real problem is that I have fingers in too many pies, and too many other "interests" taking up my reading time.
But if I did have more time to read – magically or otherwise – I suspect I'd very likely read the same sorts of things I read now. I read for pleasure, so all my reading is already "comfort reading," and "escapism." I already read quite a few magazines, too. And blogs, of course – can't forget those.
It's not lack of time that keeps me from reading as much as I'd like. My real problem is that I generally read much too slowly. And I really shouldn't do that. I know all about speed reading and Reading Dynamics and all that stuff. And with all the editing and proof-reading I've done over the years, I'm able to read rapidly when the need arises. But no matter what Evelyn Wood may have believed, I find I really enjoy reading more (and retain more of what I've read) when I slow down and savor every word.