Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Reading

Richard and I love reading. We read all sorts of stuff - books, magazines, comics, graphic novels - and almost all categories and genre. When we go out to town, we usually end up in the bookstores. We are happy just to browse and happier if we find a good read to bring home.

My favourite is the novel. The last ones that I recall reading were 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' by Lionel Shriver (very disturbing but good) and 'Into the Wild' by Jon Krakauer (really really good).

It's been a long time since I had a good novel in my lap. I've been reading so much of other stuff. When I was pregnant, I put aside my novels and read up on pregnancy, childcare and bringing up children. I must have bought a small library on these topics, I devoured all that I could. Now that Ryan is here, I enjoy looking out for suitable books for him, carefully building his collection, making sure he has a good selection of the classics, the contemporary, the educational and the fun books. When I can catch a minute to myself to read something, I usually grab the newspaper or a magazine.

After one and a half years of mummy-reads and baby-reads and hurried reads, I wanted to get back to luxury reading for my own pleasure. So it was with great anticipation that I resuscitated my reading habit on our recent trip to Sydney. I chose 'The Time Traveler's Wife' by Audrey Niffenegger to do the honours and it was so worth it. I loved every beautiful word.

To celebrate my return to reading, I've placed a book widget on my sidebar to show what I'm currently reading, which is presently 'The Lovely Bones' by Alice Sebold. Also included are the books I'm reading with Ryan.

3 comments:

Jason-Ophelia said...
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Jasopheleb said...

oh i wanna find time for my own reading too!

Victoria Eden said...

me tooo... dying to read..

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