I don't know how you feel about your education but I will share that when I was in school, they were moving away from a literature based education. When I took Lit class in college it was a struggle. I always read stories for the story, not for the social implications, or subtext, foreshadowing-none of that really mattered to me. The bad part of that is I have never really read books which would be considered great literature. I have read Ivanhoe, The House of Seven Gables, and The Jungle, but I have never read The Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, or many of the others which are considered to be must reads.
When I was a kid I enjoyed sci -fi, and fantasy, when I got older I enjoyed mysteries. I try to read more genres but I am a sucker for a mystery. A couple of my girlfriends from school are college professors, and we always get quite a discussion going online each year when the lists of 100 Books Everyone Should Read are published. True the books change a bit every year, but I was intrigued by how many I have and haven't read.
This link will take you to List Challenges.
I have only read on the average of about 15 books in total from any of these lists. I decided that maybe I need to spread my wings a bit more. There are many great Authors that I have not read so I am going to work on rectifying that.
On a different note, I hate going to the doctors, I miss the days where you had a primary physician and you grew up with them until they retired. I now go to DH physician, but we have not really established any sort of real relationship that I would go for a physical. I have had quite the case of strep, so off to the doctor's office I went. I am still not feeling spectacular, but while I was in the office (the opportunists that they are) took a bunch of blood, and urine samples and sent me on the way. Let's just say that I am going to have to do some serious lifestyle changes. I am having a tough time with some of them, and I will go over those side affects with the Dr at my next appointment.
Being that I am not feeling well I don't feel like I am really up to doing a lot of sewing, but embroidery, especially if it is just redwork seems to be easy. I finished the letter Q for my Redwork Words of Wisdom.
I know that many quilters are readers too. What do you like to read? If you checked out the lists how did you do?