Good for you, not having TV coverage! All I have its broadcast TV. I realized about 5 years ago when I still had cable that most of the time it was on, I was not looking. So had it removed.
One thing I miss is Pacers coverage, but not enough to pay for it, greedy NBA.
Unlike you, I can lay a book down and it seems I do that more often now days. I'm much more careful about what iI pick up to read now days. For instance, I just returned the new Joyce Carol Oates book, The Accursed. I would have bet money that I'd have loved that. I've always liked her work, admitted it in fact. Then my recent passion its for history of the US in the 1st 2 decades. So it seemed she had written it just for me. But 120 pages in, I was sick of it so i returned it to the library without finishing it. Even quality writers are writing about supernatural occult cr@p now, it seems.
What are you reading that its so bad? I'll put it on my "avoid l list. Just have to be so careful now days. Too many books get published that are just plain bad now days.
My husband and I used to like sports (Eagles) but the sport has changed so much. Now it's more about the objectifying commercials, the celebrity players, and dare I say this out loud..which teams cheerleaders can wear less clothes each year.. us choosing not to have tv actually kind of just happened. We moved to an apt that didn't have the cable set up, and we didn't rush to hook it up, and realized we didn't really miss it. I think we've been cable-free for about 5 years now. We get netflix, which is great because they are commercial free. I have this hatred for commercials...i don't know why, i just do. I just want to watch what i want to watch, nothing more, nothing less. There are tons of shows I miss, but our lives has been enriched since we gave up cable. We do so much more outdoors, and we're both in great shape. The house is always quiet, with just soft music playing in the background. Also, our library collection has grown immensely. Lots of reading.
The book that I was having difficulty finishing was Mein Kampf. I just finished it yesterday. Took me 7 months. Not because it's a difficult read, but just because it was plainly and simply bad. I've never taken that long to finish a book. I read War and Peace and it only took me 2 months... I was also always embarrassed to read it in public, didn't want to offend anyone, so I had to constantly hide it. I was just curious to see what it was about. I thought it would give me some insight on his (Hitler's) personal life, but instead was mainly political rubbish. It's quite embarrassing.. I'm a big fan of anything related WWII in Europe. Especially anything having to do with the arts, like the Rape of Europa, and the Monuments Men. I'm just fascinated by the subject. I just recently purchased a book called the Yellow Star, about a Jewish girls life during the holocaust.
I haven't read anything by Joyce Carol Oates, yet (although i'm interested in a book by her having to do with Niagara Falls, where my husband and I honeymooned). I haven't read anything by Virginia Woolf either.. I don't know why I put them in the same literary category, but they are the two ladies of lit I have yet to read.
Right now I'm reading Endless Love by Scott Spencer. It feels refreshing to read a beautiful love story, as tragic as it is..
Sorry for the long post. When it comes to literature I have difficulty wrapping it up. :p there should be a lit thread in off-topic.
Edited by Pollopicu - 5/29/13 at 7:47pm