Reading again!

I’ve always been a massive lover of books. And I mean always, I’ve enjoyed books ever since I could read and books have always been a huge part of life for me, one of the most important forms of entertainment.

As such, I’ve always read a lot. The past couple of years I’ve been involved in a ’50 books in a year’ group with some, lovely, friends and we all aim to read 50 books in the course of each given year. Normally I reach the 50 and keep going far beyond that but this year it’s been so so weird. I started off the year well but since I’ve been blogging more and since The Fiance moved in I’ve ended up barely reading. It’s felt really really wrong, but as much as I’ve tried to make myself get going again, it just kept not happening. Guess that goes to show how much of my time has gone in to this lovely blog of mine!

But anyway … I’m reading again! I feel so happy about it, it feels ‘right’. I’ve actually gone a bit nuts and read six books in less than a week, just to make up for everything. That’s the other thing that does help, I read Freakishly fast. I don’t have a Lot of time reading but in the time that I do manage it I read a Lot.

I don’t think there’s much more to the post than that, really, but my book collection and my beloved kindle are, finally, getting the attention they deserve. Hopefully there’ll be some booky type posts coming up in the future!

What sort of books do you enjoy reading? Any recommendations?


  1. Annie G June 29, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    I'm reading Iain Bank's The Quarry. I love Iain's books, not tried his science fiction yet though. I'm loving the main character Kit, he makes me laugh so much. Don't want to get to the end though as there will never be any more from Mr Banks 🙁 To keep with the Scottish theme I do love a bit of Irvine Welsh too, although you do have to be able to handle a LOT of swearing with his books.

    In the olden days I used to buy my books from Hammicks. They had a 'Cult Classics' section and pretty much anything there I would like. Hunter S Thompson, William Burroughs etc

    I got Maisie into reading by buying her Michael Grant's Gone books which were really good. My favourite books would probably have to be To Kill A Mockingbird and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    • admin June 29, 2013 / 2:45 pm

      I love Iain banks, absolutely gutted at him passing away – Though many of his books I'll read time and time again so I'll cling to that and that way it'll never come to an end. I've not ventured into the science fiction, either, but keep getting told I should and I do have some so it seems I should, especially considering his fiction is so good.

      I remember Hammicks! (I think!)

      Oh now I feel like I've heard of the Gone books, is it a series?

      I hope to keep Ethan interested in books, he loves them now but rarely lets me readthem to him, preferring to make up his own story based on the pictures, it's just so important, too many people don't read anymore

  2. Cordelia Earle June 29, 2013 / 4:45 pm

    We have book cases and book cases of books. For as long as I can remember the only way I could get to sleep was with a book in my hand (depression and insomnia will do that to a girl). I am also very precious about my books and can tell if one is missing, which my husband thinks is a little wierd!

    Well I hummed and haahed about getting a kindle, I mean there is nothing better than the feel of a book in your hand, but hubby got me one non the less and now, reading in bed with a real book feels wrong! I can sit outside with a book, but in bed it has to be a kindle, of which I have about 400 books on!

    I am currently reading The Ghost Brigades, by John Scalzi, which is Science Fiction, not something I normally enjoy but this one gets you thinking of morals, and how far should human intervention in 'creating' people should go. I'm really enjoying it, it's the second book in a series. Normally though I'm a fantasy girl through and through, give me dragons and I'm happy.


    • admin June 29, 2013 / 6:16 pm

      I really relate, Cordelia, once the fiance and have our own place and all of his things moved in Ihave no idea how we'll get a place with enough space for all of our books, I'm already out of bookcase space in my room as it is without adding his in too! (Relate to the depression and insomnia, too, books have been my savior in these times)

      Again, agree with the kindle thing. At first it seemed so wrong but now I wouldn't be without it, absolute genius piece of technology. It even helps when I'm having painful hand/fingers/arm days as it's soo much easier to hold. Not to mention how much more space we'd need if we didn't have so many books on kindle now!

      I've never heard of it, does sound interesting from what you've said, though. I'm not massively in to sci fi either but some of them just work regardless

      Haha fantasy for me too, not only fantasy but definitely in a big majority! Xx

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