Well, what a challenge that was! Last year I read at least fifty two books. I say at least because I read a couple of others which I didn’t review. So, that’s a lot of pages. At an average of 350 pages per book, that works out at 18, 200 pages this year, without counting the other material I read throughout the year – blogs, texts, newspaper articles,magazines, adverts, subtitles and letters.
I definitely feel proud – I read lots of books I’d wanted to read for ages (Slaughterhouse 5, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest), familiar friends (The Time Traveler’s Wife) and some books I never want to read or even see again (Fame Fatale, Widows of Eastwick).
I thought a list of things I learned would be fun:
- All books have a human element
- Lots of books mention Norwich
- The standard of proof reading is not up to scratch
- When you have a week to read a book, the last day is spent reading
- I cry easily at books
This year, I’m going to carry on reading, but not a book a week. You’ll see reviews posted pretty regularly as I now have dozens of books that I couldn’t fit in last year to read!
Thanks for all your support – it’s been lovely to talk to so many friends who read this little blog of mine. Hopefully you’ll continue to read.