A few days ago Nathan Bransford did a post asking what book are you embarrassed not to have read. The answers varied from Shakespeare, to Austen, to Lord of the Rings (which Nathan himself has never read!!!). I didn’t post a comment over there, but it kind of got me thinking. I’ve come to the conlcusion that there are lots of things I should have read, or should read in the future, particularly the classics. I read a ton of them in high school and even more in college, where I minored in English. Since then, I don’t think I’ve read one. I heartily admit that now I read entirely for fun and entertainment. I know, I know, think of all the great literature. BUT, now I have three kids, a house, homework to help with, dinner, laundry, you know…and I need to read for fun. It’s one of my only breaks. So, while those classics will always be out there, let’s face it, I probably won’t read a ton of them.