By Elysse James | May 27th, 2007
We journalists are hefty readers — newspapers, blogs, Web sites, magazines, and books keep our eyes busy for oh-so-many hours each week. I probably spend 12 hours reading on a good day. Which leads me to this blog — a two-parter spawning from the massive headache building behind my eyes as I type, and the novel I very much want to finish that’s sitting on my desk (The flourescent lights overhead do little to ease my dilemma).
What do you do to keep your head from hurting during all the reading you do?
I have witnessed the following remedies:
1. Turn off half the lights in the area (this seems to irritate about half the people who work there).
2. Wear a visor or sunglasses indoors (this does work! but it also looks silly)
3. Drink copious amounts of coffee (also works, and yum!)
4. Take copious amounts of Tylonal, or similar pill.
5. Turn on all the lights in the area (this irritates the half that like it dark)
And now… part two — the more interesting, less whiny question to readers:
What do you read for pleasure?
I’ve got a copy of Gregory Maguire’s ‘Wicked’ staring at me right now, but a whole bunch of other delicious reading waiting for me at home.
So how about you? Do you read fiction, non-fiction, magazines, poetry – or nothing at all?