It was just over a year ago that I stood in front of my book shelves and decided that I should actually start reading some of many books that I own. I had, for any number of reasons, fallen out of the habit of reading, and every time I would catch sight of the bulging shelves, a feeling of guilt would wash over me.
Part of the problem was that, despite not reading very often, I continued to buy books. That’s a habit, a hobby, an obsession, or a sickness, depending on who you ask (So don’t ask my wife. I know what she’ll say).
I wanted to start reading again and so, at the end of last year – Boxing Day to be precise – I began to tackle my ever-expanding collection of books.
My initial intention was just to read more, and keep a note of the books I’d read just so that, at the end of 2013, I’d be able to look back and remember them all. However, that soon developed into keeping a reading diary – an idea I got from one of my daughter’s university assignments – and from there it has developed into a fully-formed book in itself, which will soon be published.
‘Read All About It: My year of falling in love with literature again’ charts just that – my journey of reading throughout the course of 2013, what books I’ve read and why, as well as other things that have been going on in my life and the world of literature… it reads a lot better than it sounds!
I’ve read books for grown-ups and books for children. Some new, some old, one or two borrowed, but definitely nothing blue. I’ve re-read a few books but most of them have been a new experience for me.
I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my year of falling in love with literature again as much as I enjoyed my literary adventure…
Read All About It: My year of falling in love with literature again by Paul Cuddihy…. COMING SOON
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