Once a reader, always a reader – so the saying goes, and it is certainly true of me. Depending on my frame of mind I always have the appropriate book to hand; if not, I simply pick up another. Current books on the go:
Elizabeth the Queen Mother by Hugo Vickers Page30/375 (this is a second reading and makes light bedtime dropping off to sleep relaxation…..)
Encore by May Sarton, Page 158/332 (many readings and ditto above)
Forgotten Laughter by Marcia Willett, Page 30/375 (a library book billed as for those who like Rosamunde Pilcher – it hasn’t grabbed me yet.)
Life and Laughing my story, by Michael McIntyre Page 112/294 (lives up to the author’s gift for observational humour.)
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Page 378/1356 (as part of my winter blog readalong at dovegreyreader.)
The Gift of Years by Joan Chittister Page 82/222 (suits a slow, meditative pace – a recommendation from the blogging world.)
The above list makes me wonder about a Kindle Reader, though I don’t travel as much these days there are still the motorhome trips and visits to family and friends. However, I’m still at the stage of liking the look and feel of each book. When I feel in need of a boost I can pick up the Michael McIntyre volume and instantly sense the inward chuckle rising. If I’m wistful and feel that life is passing me by I go to my seat in the porch and pick up Joan Chittister. Tolstoy is for serious days, whereas the Rosamunde Pilcher un-look-a-like hardly gets attention at all. Bedtime reading alternates according to mood but must be non-fiction and soothing.
Are you a one book at a time person, or do you like to have a few on the go?