Sunday, 5 June 2016
SoCS 4/6/16 - Book
Well it's Sunday now but I've missed taking part in SoCS the last few weeks so I was determined to get a post done this weekend. If you would like to take part click here to visit Linda's site for all the details and the links of other bloggers taking part.
This week's prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: Book. Use any meaning of the word as your theme, or simply mention the word “book” in your post. Enjoy!
Well I couldn't pass up this challenge as I've nearly always got a book on the go, if not two. I'm actually between books right now as I've just finished one and not yet decided what to read next. I follow two online book groups and I'm also working my way through a BBC list of 100 books to read.
I always used to buy books but since I gave up work I've taken to using the library much more. I also use the Kindle app for some books, especially special offers that I'd normally read.
I hate giving up on a book but sometimes the book club choices can be challenging but I do like a challenge. That was one of the reasons for working my way through the BBC list although there are some books on that list that may defeat me. I've given up on A Suitable Boy twice as I couldn't keep track of the family trees but as my brother-in-law, who is blind, has managed to get through it I hope that at some point I will get to the end. My mother-in-law, if she was struggling with a book, used to skip to the end. If she liked the ending she would persevere with the book but if she didn't she would give up. I haven't resorted to that tactic yet.
I love a good thriller but have also worked my way through the Harry Potter series and The Lord of the Rings. (I refused to watch the films until I'd read the books.) The book that has taken me the longest time to read was Catch 22. I use Goodreads to keep track of my reading and I also have a notebook where I write reviews and notes as I find that helps to keep the story in my head.
There are always books on my bedside table, usually my current read but I also have a copy of the bible there plus a book my daughter gave me "14,000 things to be happy about". Not sure what she was trying to tell me!