Something that is bringing me great joy this year is my re-discovered love of reading. I have spent the last couple of years reading gardening and horticulture books (mainly due to studying) and the only fiction I have read is of the very ‘lite’ variety, easy to read and instantly forgettable.
While browsing on Mumsnet one day, as you do when you should be at least attempting to clean the house or do something constructive, I came upon a thread entitled ’50 book challenge 2014′ (which is pretty self-explanatory) and thought I can do that, it involves sitting down – always a bonus and avoids me having to venture out into the cold.
I even bought myself a Kindle which is something I swore I would never do, being a bit of a book purist. I justified this to myself on the grounds of not having enough room on our book shelves for another 50 books so this way I could read loads and not increase the clutter.
So far I have read 5 books in two weeks which is pretty good I think, I am very attached to my kindle and have been known to stroke it lovingly when no-one is watching. I feel excited about all the new books and authors I hope to discover in the course of the year.