It’s not often I pick up a paperback these days but this week I finally did. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman!
The thing about e-readers is they are great for taking out and about with you. There’s no danger of bending the pages or the covers and let’s face it, it happens no matter how carefully you put your book in your bag. But since I haven’t been getting out at all lately (except for work, which is everything a reading space is not), I can finally start committing to some paperbacks and hardbacks without worrying they’ll get damaged.
The lock-down is wreaking all sorts of havoc on my TBR pile. All this time to read means I’m getting through my books faster. Great for productivity but getting ahead of schedule has spawned a new problem: worrying about where my next book is coming from.
For now, I’m all set. I’ve got a full TBR pile but if this lock-down lasts longer than four months, it might be a struggle to keep it piled high!
But it’s definitely a blessing to have this much time to read, it’s almost like being back at school again. Getting that six hours of mandatory learning out the way before running back home to ignore all our homework and get stuck into a good book. For the first time in several years, my husband has been able to finish a book in less than a month. His 2019 grand total of books read is 1. 2020 is already looking better with 3 books under his belt!
The high turnover of books right now is great, I haven’t felt this comfortably contented in a long time. Reading has a way of giving us some peace of mind, especially at times like this.
Is reading helping you escape during lock-down or do you prefer movies or video games?
Thanks for reading!