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?