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A wonderful problem

Something strange is happening in my house.  It has been happening for quite some time, but now it is becoming a little frightening.  Yes it’s books.  Piles of them. Teetering anxiously, ever threatening to topple down on innocent guests. Appearing in corners. Sneaking into too-small gaps in and on already over stuffed bookshelves. They are poking out of corners in every room of the house.  I love books – as does my partner, but it has meant that we have tonnes of them.  So much so that Henry was wondering if we needed to get the foundations of the house examined to ensure that they could support the extra weight.

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Yes even with the advent of e-books (and let’s not even get e-book storage) the acquisition of actual books has not diminished…still there is always room for just one more…just one…or two…and maybe that one…it is only a small one after all….

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Holiday Reading

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I recently ran into a fellow writer (in a bookstore of course) and we began discussing the topic of holiday reading.  She had recently been to Paris and had chosen a compendium of Hemingway as her reading of choice.  I must admit I was rather surprised. I personally am usually pretty brain dead after days of sight seeing, gallery and museum visits (not to mention the excessive eating and drinking) and not up to taking on such a weighty read. I expressed my surprise, adding that I was one to go for lighter offerings (like Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Miss Fisher mysteries, and Stephen King style books).  She was most delighted with my admission, and confessed that the book served as a tray for her coffee and was not opened during the course of the vacation.

And the moral of the story is “Read whatever you fancy, whenever you wish.  Reading should never been seen as a chore.”

Sarah