plant a seed // read a book

plant a seed // read a book

Welcome to a new week and a new healthy habit challenge!

This one is not so much for inner health but for mental health.

When was the last time you read a book?

I did read a book last month but it was short, lovely but short.

And other than that it’s been a while since I really read a book, a proper book.

Well, I’m hoping to change that this year and get back to reading.

I was a voracious reader in my youth, a real bookworm, but as I’ve gotten older, I haven’t found, no made, the time to read.

So this week I’m going to start a book. I don’t expect to finish it this week, as one option on the shelf is The Book Thief and I don’t think that will be achievable in a week. Otherwise I will pick up something new that’s creating a buzz at the moment.

I’m also going to join the library. In my new job the library is right next door so I’m going to get a card to make it easy to borrow and return. Rather than my usual MO of having a pile next to the door of overdue books.

So, what are you reading? Got any recommendations?


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  1. says

    I really enjoyed The Book Thief :)

    I’ve just finished a Jasper Fforde (The Song of the Quarkbeast – which is the second book in the Last Dragonslayer series) & his Thursday Next series is one of my faves – his books are kind of quirky/funny/strange.
    Recently Mum & I have been reading Tasha Alexander’s Lady Emily series – historical mystery/romance.
    & I’m about to start a Peter Temple book for book club – I’ve read & enjoyed books by him before.
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  2. says

    The Book Thief seems so daunting but I hear nothing but good things about it. I love Peter Temple but haven’t read one for years.
    Thanks for the recommendations. Heading to the library today so might check them out!

  3. says

    YES, I’m going to tryyyy and read 52 books this year. I’ve only just finished book 3 and we’re already in February but to be fair the last one was The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury and that one took a lot of “digesting” time after each chapter. Give that one a try if you’re at all into the idea of space travel or science fictiony type techology. It was really cool/creepy.

    Lately I’ve enjoyed The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, The Book Thief (READ IT!!), Highlander by Karen Moning, The Long Walk by Stephen King (yes really), Horns by Joe Hill, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, World War Z by Max Brooks (Totally different from and ten thousand times better than the movie!!), A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, and of course ALLLLL the Song of Ice and Fire books. Really, give them a chance even if you think you’re not into medieval type stuff.

    And I plan on re-reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman and Veronika Decides to Die by Paolo Coelho and The Stand by Stephen King, as I remember them all having an effect on me but I can’t remember why I thought they were so good.

    Contrary to popular opinion I didn’t think Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was that awesome.

    If you’re looking for humor go with David Sedaris fo’ sho’. And if you’re looking for a Hunger Games-esque dystopian trilogy I’d go with The Maze Runner series by James Dashner.

    Wow this comment took me like 20 minutes to write! Hope you try some of my suggestions!
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  4. says

    Nova this is brillant! Thank you. You’ve inspired me to seek out some new and different authors. Planning a trip to the library today so will be sure to seek some of these out. Thank you so much!
    And you’ve sold me on The Book Thief!

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