My 2012 resolution no.8 is to “Read more. Write more. Blog more. Devote my time to words.”
I really want to find the time to read, I want to devote more time to words, and in this spirit I bought myself this:
Isn’t it pretty?
The aim is for it to a) motivate me to read extra books, books which aren’t part of my course and b) to hold me accountable – what is the point of having such a lovely journal if I don’t read any books to fill it with?
I love notebooks and I’m aware that I’m perfectly capable of using an ordinary notebook and writing in all of the books I read.
But, would a normal notebook have this inside it:
I don’t think so!
I know it might seem silly, but I love having things neat and ‘just so’. It’s the
ridiculously fussy perfectionist part of me.
And the first few books I have in mind?
The Tiger’s Wife – Téa Obreht
I’ve heard some really fantastic things about this book and I’m really intrigued. It’s not necessarily what I would usually choose but I decided that, with so many people singing its praises, I should give it a chance to impress me too.
In Between the Sheets – Ian McEwan
I love Ian McEwan’s writing so fancied trying another of his books and this one seemed quite different to the ones I’ve already read. I hope he succeeds in captivating me with his words again.
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
Would you believe that I’ve never read any of his work before? But I’ve heard so much about the beauty of his writing that I just had to get one of his novels. Possibly looking forward to trying this one the most!
So there you have the next three books that I’m planning to read next. I’ve got a list longer than arm of books I want to read and I desperately want to find the time to read for pleasure more often.
Hopefully now that I have my pretty little book journal I’ll have more motivation to make the time 🙂
Do you have a list of books that you want to read?
Any recommendations for me?
I really want to try reading a few non-fiction books too, especially on food, fitness or health, so if anyone could recommend any that were particularly striking I’d be very grateful!