Friday, 4 May 2018

READING RECORD | Week 17


Reading record posts are a look back on the week that has been, with notes regarding what I've been reading and just general bookish goodness.

MONDAY 23RD APRIL
Today I did a bookish thing that I never imagined myself doing - I reorganised my bookshelves so that my unread books are now mixed in with my read books. I know this is how many people organise their bookshelves anyway, so no big deal to some, however I've always had an unread shelf. I've kept an unread shelf for many reasons, but mostly so I can easily differentiate between the books I have & haven't read. However, I am also very particular about how my books are organised on my shelf, and in the space I currently have things just weren't working... I needed the unread shelf to categorise my books how I like them. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it yet, and I have a feeling some titles will sit longer unread than if they were on an unread shelf, however I'm trying to use the space I currently have in the best way possible. I'd love to know if you separate your read & unread books.

Little reading completed today, spending thirty minutes in the morning reading nature writing in the spring anthology I'm currently working through.

TUESDAY 24TH APRIL
I made good progress with To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.

Learned of the Buzzword Readathon today, which is a week long readathon hosted on booktube but you can take part regardless of what social media platform you use. The event is being hosted by Kayla (or Lala) from BooksandLala & a co-host. The premise behind the readathon is reading books with a buzzword title (this buzzword being 'girl'); this is the first readathon but it will be a recurring one. It is taking place on May 7th and lasting the week. I'm definitely taking part!


WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL
Enid Blyton is an author whose work I have been reading more of lately, and have found myself falling in the love with her children's writing - today I started a new series of hers by picking up The Island of Adventure. I'm now slowly working my way through two series she has written; I love the adventurous nature of her writing & can't wait to share that with my son some day.

Ending my day by reading a ghost story written by Charles Dickens; I have a bookmark in a collection of short stories by him.

THURSDAY 26TH APRIL
No reading completed.

FRIDAY 27TH APRIL 
This evening I read another of the ghost stories written by Charles Dickens.

SATURDAY 28TH APRIL 
This weekend as a whole is likely to be of the slow reading kind, as unusually for us, we have quite a few plans.

No reading completed.

SUNDAY 29TH APRIL
Ending the aforementioned busy weekend with a relax in the bath and another Charles Dickens ghost stories.

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  1. I've mixed my books together recently too, I haven't built up a large collection yet so it looked odd having two different shelves only half full. The ghost stories by Charles Dickens sound good, I've been looking for some short story books.

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    1. Happy to hearing you've been really enjoying reading of late, Angela - with your collection building.

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  2. Enid Blyton is one of those authors I missed reading as a child, but I'd like to try now as an adult. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying her books!

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    1. I'm very much the same, Julie - but loving discovering her work as an adult. I bet you'd love her!

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  3. I keep my unread books on separate shelves from the ones I've read. I do it that way to try to remind myself that I have plenty of books in my possession to read and therefore shouldn't buy more. Not that it really serves as much of a deterrent, lol.

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  4. I have built in shelves in my bedroom so one side of the bed is all read books and the other side is my to read books. You mix them up how you like! :) It's whatever works. Organizing is so much fun, especially with books.

    I hope you're having a good start to the week and get lots of reading time!

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    1. Ahh, built ins - a bookish dream of mine!! I definitely agree with you on organising being fun, I'm always tweaking my bookshelves, and various other places around the house too!!

      Thank you, Brandie - and you!

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  5. I do love reorganizing my bookshelves! Sounds like you had a busy week! I'm glad you're making progress with The Bright Edge of the World. I'm rally looking forward to reading that one!

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    1. The Bright Edge of the World is a treat - I found it to be a really slow paced read for me, but in the best possible way.

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  6. I mix all my read and unread books up together! I don't think I'd actually like to see all my unread books together -- there are a lot, LOL Though I do tend to pass on a lot of my read books and hold onto only the ones I really love and want to re-read, lend out, or save for my son -- so that could (partly) explain the lopsidedness of my collection!

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    1. Haha - it sure could! I have a similar policy when it comes to read books that I keep.

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