Tuesday, 25 August 2015

On my Reading Shelf this Week.

I know that some people like to read one book at a time, but that doesn't work for me.   I like to read a bit of this and a bit of that, depending on my mood...and yes, that applies to fiction books too.

No, I don't get stories/characters mixed or muddled, I just pick up from where I left off, as though I had not put the book down.

This drives Max crazy.  He likes to plod methodically through books, one at a time.

These are some of my current craft favourites - with a venerable old teddy keeping an eye on things - thanks, Meggie.

This shelf is on the other side of my work table, slightly more variety there.

Surely not!  A Kindle?  I swore I would never have one, nothing could replace a real book, etc.etc.

I was given one last Christmas - and it, too, has found a place in my reading pile.   It is so easy to just pop into my handbag whenever I go out, it holds a variety of books so I always have something there to read, should I have to pass some time.  I also find it useful for bedtime reading, not so good for reading in the bathtub, though!

Hedgerow books, plant identification, historical, architectural, autobiographical books and several maps all jostle for position alongside the fiction, art and craft books.   The main bookshelves are down the other end of the house, they're filled with a pretty eclectic selection, too.

Books have always delighted me - I find it utterly comforting to have a pile of books waiting to be read.   I panic if I don't have a few unread ones waiting in the wings.   Most are second hand, often from charity shops, auctions, car boot sales, etc.  Some were bought new.   As long as they don't smell, I don't mind.

How about you?  Are you a one book at a time, kind of person or do you dabble?


  1. Chronic starter of books here, I leave a trail wherever I go, currently have lots of free trash on the iPad , several murders Around the house and in the van I have a socialist anarchy biography on the go , I was told the other day not to leave it on the dashboard because it looks weird...lol

    1. Hi Kate, So good to know that you are similar in your approach to books. Murder mystery books are a definite favourite - which worries Max sometimes, especially as I rarely, if ever, read romances. ;-) I forgot to add that for the last eight years I have been doing my best to keep the mobile library busy. it calls once a month and I collect books for 4/5 other people. I usually select 6 for myself - and then feel duty-bound to at least have a stab at reading them before the end of the month!

  2. one at a time i'm afraid but I consume books so fast it doesn't take long till i'm on to the next one... I adore my kindle and by real books.

  3. Hi Dom, Good. There's no right or wrong, as long as we all keep on reading!

  4. I just happened to stumble across this post...made me cry....you still have the teddy I sent to you.

  5. Hello Meggie, Old teddy continues to keep an eye on all that passes across my desk - books, crafts, etc. I occasionally have to frisk Merry to make sure that he doesn't end up in her home for she, too, thinks he is wonderful!x


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