Ok, I’m finally nearly there. I only have one and a bit more books to read and then I’ll be able to buy new books! Not that I need to at the moment though, my best mate has just lent me one (Cloud Atlas). I’ll be pleased when I’ve read my backlog and I’ve found that I’ve saved money too!
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I had been doing quite well with this and have read a few of the books on my list. I’d also been resisting bookshops, including when I saw that Waterstones had a book I wanted for half price.
Then today, I’m not sure what happened, I was doing some shopping and I ended up buying two books, not even the one I wanted that was on special offer! So now I have to add ‘Marshmallows for breakfast’ by Dorothy Koomson and ‘Confessions of a working girl’ by Miss S to the list. Oh dear…
by A L Kennedy. I’m enjoying it at the moment, though it can be a little strange at times. I have to admit this is the third book I’m reading out of my unread books. I gave up on both The Hen Party and The Pilot’s Wife. I really wasn’t enjoying them and didn’t want to pick them up. As much as I love reading, I think life is too short to carry on doing something you’re not enjoying. I always feel slightly guilty putting an unread book down, but would feel even worse about wasting my own time.
Never mind, on with the backlog!
Let me say at the start – I love books. I love to read and on the very rare occasions I have not had a book to read I have felt really unsettled. I read everyday and it’s an important part of my life.
Right, that’s the good side! The bad thing is I buy so many books that I end up piles waiting to be read, and then becase I’m so excited about new ones I have bought or been given I don’t read the ones I bought first. I have a pile that I have recently been given which I haven’t read. I was going to buy more today but decided to make this a goal instead. I’ve just started reading “Perfect Match” by Jodi Picoult and then I will read (in no particular order) the following before buying more:
Paradise – A.L.Kennedy
Crow Lake – Mary Lawson
We were the Mulvaneys – Joyce Carol Oates
The Lady and the Unicorn – Tracy Chevalier
Pastures Nouveaux – Wendy Holden
Into Temptation – Penny Vincenzi
The Pilot’s Wife – Anita Shreve
The Hen Party – Kath Kincaid
Zone of the interior – Clancy Sigal
The Swimming Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
A real mix and not all to my usual taste, but like I said, these were given to me so I’ll read them all.
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