This week, I decided to pick up Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. It has been sitting in my pile of unread classics since I first tried to read it as a teenager many years ago. I picked it up with a sense of dread, remembering it is a real slog, difficult to understand and one… Continue reading Ahead of my own time
A few facts and figures In 2014, I read a total of 56 books. I’ve been tracking my reads since 2011 and this is the most I’ve read in these 4 years, although only by a margin as I read 53 last year. 57% of the books I read were written by women, this is… Continue reading 2014: My reading year
I’ve never done a book tag before, and I wanted to write a post today but didn’t have anything particular in mind. So I went a-searching for a book tag and came across the Inside & Out Book Tag on booksbiscuitsandtea.co.uk who also says the tag was created by MathomBooks on YouTube. So I thought I… Continue reading Inside & Out Book tag
I wanted to write today about TBR guilt (otherwise known as feeling guilty about the un-read books on your shelves, those to-be-read). I’ve thought about this a lot over the years, as a Bookseller’s daughter I pretty much had an entire bookshop’s worth of TBR and as time has gone by I’ve not lost the… Continue reading TBR – do you feel the guilt?
Something I wonder about sometimes, is why I like reading quite as much as I do. i don’t just like it a little bit, I see it as one of life’s greatest pleasures. And it’s worth thinking about why, although I’m pretty sure there is no definitive answer to this! It’s so often my activity… Continue reading Why is reading so enjoyable?