Letters to the Editor: If you binge watch TV, you have time to read a ‘long’ book.
Published May 19, 2018 at 5:26 PM Updated May 19, 2018 at 6:10 PM
If you binge watch TV, you have time to read a “long” book.
On the rare occasions when a show is on on the weekend, I often find myself flipping through the channels, not necessarily in order, and not necessarily in a prescribed order. To put it more bluntly, there’s no pattern to the shows I’m flipping channels to catch. It seems to be a habit of mine at this point. It is more of a habit at this point and I have no interest in trying to change it. I will admit to enjoying a good sitcom, a good drama or a good movie and I have a good time with a book, a movie, or a documentary. I also have a variety of interests in both the TV and the film/TV industries.
I’m a writer. I have published one book, “If These Walls Could Talk,” and I have another book in the works. I don’t do many shows/films and I have no desire to do any. I’m a self-employed truck driver and I have a wife and two small kids, they are by far the most important and most enjoyable parts of my life.
I’m not the first self-employed person to write a book, or the first person to write a TV show. I’m certainly no Jim Henson, the creator of “Sesame Street.” I’m not that talented. I’m not good enough. Writing a book or a TV show for me would be a waste of time, so I’m not interested in doing it. This isn’t to criticize or to be an “all about me” type