Over the past six years I've read sporadically, never really re-discovering the love I once had. It seems it was too easy for life to take over - I got a full-time job writing, I bought a house and I planned a wedding (and a honeymoon); there never seemed to be time to read.
For the last two or three years, I have read about five books a year. I would find a great book (or have a great book recommended to me), read it within a week and then mourn the loss of the characters like they were real people in my life. I felt bad for them (guilty, almost) if I picked up another book too soon. I felt like I needed to grieve. Then life would come along and it'd be months before I delved into the lives of new characters, who, in turn, I would also grieve for when the time came.
However, after successfully completing my 2012 New Year's Resolution, I decided it was time to stop life getting in the way, to stop being so sentimental over fictional characters (a definite character
It sounds simple doesn't it? That's because it really is.
So far this year I have already read six books and I am onto my seventh.
I'm well ahead of my target of just over one book a month; the only downside - I'm now spending more money on books than I ever have. I am a member of my local library but it just doesn't feel right sometimes to truly say goodbye to certain characters. If I buy the book, I can tell myself that I will re-visit their world and get to know them all over again one day, which, I guess, comforts me whilst I'm grieving.
Have you read any good books lately?
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