(Please note the sticky notes on my side table--to mark interesting passages in books and magazines--as well as the almost-dying plant.)
I could provide you a list of the types of things I read during the average week:
- Blogs (At last count, my RSS feed contained 93 blogs)
- Trade journals such as School Library Journal, Booklist, Children & Libraries, YALS, American Libraries, and Public Libraries
- The Week and The New Yorker--what planet was I on when I decided this would be a good year to start subscribing to The New Yorker?!?
- A cookbook or two
- About a dozen different picture books
- Some combination of children's fiction and non-fiction books
- A young adult or adult book, as my book club chooses
I could provide you with examples of some of the things I eat and/or drink while I'm reading: fruit, cheese and crackers, some sort of sweet thing (currently Marshmallow Peeps); water, diet soda, hot or iced tea.
I could also direct you to this graphic representation of what I read in an average year--although I won't be publicly sharing that same breakdown of my reading for 2013 because of my committee work.
All of those snapshots provide you with a view of my reading life. What does your reading life look like?