The year 2019 has brought me back to reading after a period when I neglected it. The work that had the most impact on me in recent time was Fahrenheit 451 and its original version, the Fireman. It was THE book that made me realise that I should read as much as I can. The photo on top, the quote is how I feel about books and reading. I want to share what I read via blog and via Instagram, – trying to make photo sessions for books has become something of an engaging activity for me. I like it, it’s fun. There is much to be said against social media, but I believe in their good sides. They enable sharing.
So, below are some highlights from my 52 books challenge. I am looking for new reading challenges for 2020. Reading 52 books can get tricky. Sometimes, you get too busy, sometimes too tired…I do find that I Iose focus. Also, I think I need to reread a lot of my older faves and some classics. I already can’t wait until I reread some books in the list below! But there also still so many new. exciting, lovely books to read.
A lyrical short story about a disfigured man, an artist helping birds and making friends with a young girl. The sanctuary he has created for himself does not last, however. It’s a quick but lovely, albeit sad, read and one that’s forever a keeper too.
What I imagine are piles of books strewn around the room. Or stocked up neatly on the table. Waking up first thing in the morning and seeing books somewhere right above your head is somehow reassuring. Somehow owning more books than you can read is exciting because you know adventure is waiting for you in each one. I used to buy them impulsively myself. Not a lot. Biut still, I would spend hours on end in book stores. It was never possible to me to leave without a book. But I don’t do it any more.