Last year I made my very long to-read list more manageable by periodically selecting ten books to read from it. That way, instead of having to pick from nearly 100 books, I only had to pick from 10, which is a much easier choice. Plus, I could select those ten books in advance, to make… Continue reading The first short to-read list of 2018!
Seems to be I’m always getting spoiled way more than I deserve and Christmas is no exception to that. So I thought I’d use this post to express my gratitude for all the lovely things I recently recieved. Christmas gift-giving was a little split up this year. I swapped gifts with a few friends fairly… Continue reading Christmas pressies
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Yeah yeah, I know it’s still November but the Edinburgh Christmas market has now opened and there are stalls right outside the office. Christmas lights are up in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Falkirk and I have already done a whole bunch of my Christmas shopping, even if I… Continue reading November roundup
Back in January, I set myself a Goodreads reading challenge for the year. In 2016 I’d managed to read 46 books, having set myself the target of reading 30. This year I thought I’d read 45. I’d considered going higher but at the time I still had my thesis to correct, and I knew that… Continue reading Goodreads reading challenge 2017: Success!
I’ve been finding these short to-read lists helpful. My to-read list had become unmanageable, with over 100 books sitting ignored on my shelf I was developing a habit of constantly acquiring new books and never getting around to the books I already owned. Then, when the time came to choose something new to read, it… Continue reading The next short to-read list
A couple of weeks ago a friend shared a list on Facebook; 300 Books Everyone Should Read at Least Once. She added the comment, “But I have no intention of reading anymore Dostoevsky or Tolstoy, to be honest, so will never hit all 300.” And who could blame her? Curious (and in the mood for… Continue reading A dubious list of must-read books
I’ve discovered a something interesting: If I have to choose a book from the many, many unread books on my shelves and Kindle, I have a hard time choosing. I get paralysed by choice. I dither. If on the other hand, I have to choose from a short selection of just ten or so books,… Continue reading A new short to-read list
Today is World Book Day! I hope you get the chance to read something you love. Last year, on World Book Day, I took the time to compile a very long list of books I owned but had yet to read. My ultimate to-read stack. I didn’t count books that I wanted to read but… Continue reading World Book Day and my reading list
Back in the middle of January, I wrote about reading goals for the year. In 2016 I read 46 books and I was hoping to read a similar number this year. So far, I’m on track (actually, I’m slightly ahead, but I read one or two shorter texts) but based on that post I’ve made… Continue reading My next short to-read list
Last year I set up a Goodreads reading challenge sometime in March. I’d only just rediscovered Goodreads and I figured it would be a good way to track my reading habit. It was, and by October I’d reached my goal of reading 30 books. By the end of 2016, I’d read 46 books and it… Continue reading 2017 reading goals