Monday, June 27, 2011

Musing Monday...Storm the Barricades. Maybe This Afternoon. Or Tomorrow.

Let's check out this week's question from  MizB at  Should Be Reading ..

This week’s musing asks…

Have you ever read a book that inspired you to take up a cause? What book was it, and what is/was the cause?

Have I ever read a book that inspired me to take up a cause? Ok, I thought and mused and mulled...and my answer is....nope, not that I can remember.
I must admit that I wish I could say that I have. First, that I read books like that and second, that I have taken up a cause.

But no, I admit it. I read for pleasure. I read for escape. I read to relax. Certainly books, even the books I read can sometimes be inspiring...but honestly not enough to make me actually do something.
I will even be so honest as to admit that at this point in my life I don't even want to read books that are too challenging.

There are some bloggers out there that read and reviews book that are a bit out of my usual field of picks. Non-fiction, history, political tomes, science..and I think to myself "Wow, that sounds like a lot of work!" ;-)
Now, don't get me wrong. I don't want silly books, totally mindless books. I want interesting, complex characters and interesting plots. Yes, they made deal with important timely issues, social issues and hopefully I might even find them enlightening and thought provoking...but in a non-threatening way. Not enough to make me put the footrest down on the recliner.


  1. I'm right beside you in my recliner. I can't think of anything I've read that made me take up a cause. Like you, I read for fun and pleasure.

  2. Generally I agree with you. I don't get too enraged/inspired/impassioned over too many of my books. My only disclaimer would be "Into That Darkness" by Gitta Sereny. It TOTALLY changed my opinions on some very complicated and complex political issues on death penalty and right to life.

  3. at this stage of the game, I'm with you. My days of reading heavy duty books are pretty much over. I couldn't even tell you the last non-fiction book I read.

  4. I feel the same way you do, but every now and then I'll pick up a memoir that will strike a cord in me.

  5. Vicki..maybe that is why I rarely read

    Sandy, you have challenged me to look into that one!


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