New Book Acquisitions – March 2017

Last month I mentioned that a couple of my February book purchases were the result of coping with some rough days. I had a bout of pneumonia when I was a teen. This was not quite the same yet I was actually annoyed when my doctor told me I did not have pneumonia because the…

My Bad Reading Habit (What’s Yours?)

Do you have any bad habits when it comes to your reading? Or do you read in a way to offset or correct a bad habit you are susceptible to? I know that some people will stop reading a book part way through if they are not enjoying it. I used to be the same and…

New Book Acquisitions – February 2017

Followers of this blog will roll their eyes if I were to say, again, that I am trying to cut down on my book purchases. But I am trying to institute a change and improve the quality of my purchases. I think a fault of mine in recent years has been to be sucked in…

Book Shopping in New Zealand and a Visit to Hobbiton

If you have been wondering where I have been the past few weeks, I have been visiting family and friends in my old hometown of Wellington, New Zealand. And of course, I have been book shopping as well. As is typical, when I lived in New Zealand I was probably guilty of neglecting books written by…

A 2017 Reading List

Once I began taking my reading more seriously, I decided there was value in reading certain books together that they may add context from one to the other. History books alongside historical novels for example. When I get around to reading Wide Sargasso Sea, I will no doubt reread Jane Eyre first. Ditto for Foe…

2016: A Review of a Year of Reading

2016 has been a very successful year of reading for me. As well as getting through all 16 books on my 2016 Reading List, I also read five more. That may not sound like many by the standards of some readers, but by my standards, in a year where I was also a stay-at-home parent…