I like books.

I read a lot, although not as much as I used to back in the days when I didn’t have children. As a child I used them to escape. Later on I used them to learn.

Now I tend to keep the heavier books for holiday time when I’ve got a bit more energy but I resent the books that I don’t have time to read. I am conscious that I will never be able to read all the book I want to, or all the books I have on my reading list. I wonder whether I will get through my reading pile which I collated in October. Christmas did nothing but grow the pile.

Reading Pile

Reading Pile, Oct 2013

I get through about 200-250 books a year and joined LibraryThing in June 2008. Everything I have read since then has been entered on there and a random selection of these reads appear to the right.

I’m currently on a mission to read every single book I possess and thereby thin them out by a few. It took me a year to get through the “A”s as I kept getting distracted by other books but I will make it eventually.