I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure

Books

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I READ A LOT LAST YEAR

I have just been updating my ‘Books I’ve Read’ page and discovered that I read more books last year than in the last twelve years.  I wouldn’t have guessed that – I feel that I don’t read as much as I used to.

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32 thoughts on “Books

  1. As Emily Dickinson famously wrote: “There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away…”

  2. I have always been an avid reader but find it more difficult these days – I usually read before going to sleep and find I can only manage a few pages now when once I would read a few chapters! I also find myself re-reading the same passage so I am obviously nor concentrating enough! Sometimes I can still get stuck in to a book and find it hard to put down, my mother used to say I always had my nose in a book when I was a kid 🙂

    • You sound just like me in terms of reading in bed! Sometimes I nod off and have to go back and reread things, sometimes even several pages. I’ve always been a reader and remember many family holidays when I missed the glorious scenery because my nose was in a book. 🙂 My best opportuties for reading now are when I am on hoiday, or am waiting at the doctor/dentist/airport etc.

  3. I’ve been a little preoccupied lately…less reading for pleasure, more for information. Bummer.

  4. I just finished another in the bath last night. Fighting Mick over a Steig Larssen 🙂 🙂

  5. Couldn’t survive without books . . get through one a day sometimes. Thanks goodness I married a bookseller and have a kindle as back up!

  6. I kept a list too, two, actually; one for books read (likes and dislikes), and one for books started and
    never finished, or started but never got beyond the first page. Those go back to the Salvation Army,
    the others I keep. Lotta re-reads last year, it was just time.
    I just checked, and was stunned to discover how many books I actually did read.
    Making a brave attempt at Dickens after many years, “Bleak House” and it may be the last attempt
    at this point. He does go ON so.

    • I keep a note of the books I don’t finish too – last year it was 3 or 4. I used to struggle on, but now I think I’d rather not waste my time! I buy about hald of my books and the others are either passed on to me, or I pick them up in a charity shop and unless I absolutely love it, I normally send them to charity when I am finished with them. You are very good to try Dickens. I think his stories make marvellous films and tv dramas, but they are a bit much to read. The only one I have read was A Christmas Carol.

  7. I love escaping into a good book.

  8. Having a hard time getting into books, lately, and almost anything I used to like. Even though I don’t participate as much, it is still fun to read others’ six words.

  9. Great 6 Words! I love to read! Try reading “A Man Called Ove” Fabulous!

  10. Maybe you could write about your favourites so we can look them up.

  11. You should post book reviews on your blog. I’d love to know you thoughts on what you read.

  12. I also love to read and get through a lot of books. However, I never review them because my memory is so bad that I’ve forgotten most of the plot by the time I’ve finished it. So my reviews would just be, ‘I did/didn’t like this book.’ Hardly seems worth it!

  13. I left a comment here Elaine that disappeared into your spam folder. I have been informed the problem has now been resolved so this comment should appear OK. If it does can you please fish me out of Spam!!

    • Thanks for the heads up abot that. I have just rescued 4 comments from you from my Spam folder. The strange thing is that I checked my spam folder towards the end of last week and there were no ‘real’ people lurking there at that point, just the usual nonsense. I’m glad the problem has been resolved – being stuck in Spam folders can’t be much fun – especially if your only company are web developers and people selling dodgy items. 🙂

  14. That’s good! I find that keeping track of my reads on my blog is a great incentive for reading more!!x

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