September 16, 2010

Night and Day, Day and Night

From Booking Through Thursday:

“I couldn’t sleep a wink, so I just read and read, day and night … it was there I began to divide books into day books and night books,” she went on. “Really, there are books meant for daytime reading and books that can be read only at night.”
- ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera, p. 103.
Do you divide your books into day and night reads? How do you decide?

It's funny you should ask.  I have just recently become an elementary school librarian and so am obviously interested in reading more children's books.  But the job is a busy one and there's no real downtime, so reading on the job is not an option.  So I've made kid book reading my "homework."  I sit down when my daughter is doing her school work or practicing her piano and read.

So that's my "daytime reading."

But I still have a backlog of grown up stuff I want to get around to.  So that's all on my nightstand.  I can only read for a short time in bed before I conk out, so it might take me months to read one book.  But I don't mind.  It's not like these are the only two things I'm reading.  I read online and listen to audiobooks and blah blah blah.

But right now, it's pretty much kid's books by day, grown up stuff by night.