I've lost my appetite for reading
This conversation with my dad took place a long time ago. ”Why don’t you young people read newspapers anymore?” ”Don’t have time for that” ”Then how you know what’s going on in the world?” ”…” Then he offered to buy me Helsingin Sanomat (newspaper) for a year and asked which book I wanted for Christmas. ”Nah, buy me a text book for my next exam - there are no copies available in the library…”
I wish that one day I could be able to enjoy reading again. I was really looking forward to the holidays to give fiction a second chance. But then I checked my calendar. Oops, a big exam coming 9th of February. Criminal Law, 2116 pages. I guess there won’t be time for Jo Nesbø, Stieg Larsson or Juha Vuorinen this year either. Christmas holidays: cancelled. So don’t bother buying me a best-seller for Christmas - a box of chocolate will do.