Musing Mondays, created by MizB of Should be Reading asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
I am currently reading ‘Poverty and Progress’ by B. Seebohm Rowntree. It’s a thick non-fiction book detailing Rowntree’s findings in the 1930s survey about poverty in York. I heard about the book while watching a documentary, and somehow decided to read it. Honestly I’m still not sure how I became the person who reads these sorts of things for no other reason than it sounded interesting. But now that I’m reading it, I don’t want to stop. It can be dull in some areas, but I am still finding it interesting. My only complaint is that it’s a very slow read, causing me to behind on my regular reading and reviewing, but I am determined to keep reading it now that I’ve started it, no matter how long it takes me (though it is a library book and there’s probably a limit on how many times I can renew it, so I should definitely get cracking).
Do you ever read non-fiction books just because?