Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Finish What You've Started, Hannah


I have a confession: I am a terrible reader. I met up with some other writers the other day, most of them do English related courses, and people were talking about reading resilience. I really could do with an injection of reading resilience, I just stop reading books all of the time even when they're things I genuinely want to read. My bedroom is starting to get cluttered up with borrowed books that I intend to read and books that look like I've read because I've bought them second-hand at charity book shops, not to mention the ones on my Kindle that noone will actually see. I figure if I write this post on my "intended reads" I will actually read them. In theory.

So here are a few of them (definitely not all of them) in a non-specific order.

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
I feel like The Great Gatsby is a book that most people have read and lots of people rave on about so think I should probably read it. It is on my Kindle and I feel like I started it then abandoned it. Whoops.

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
The fact I haven't read The Bell Jar really surprises me, is that weird? I went to a discussion group about The Bell Jar and surprisingly managed to participate despite not having read the book. It's definitely a book that would interest me.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
I have seen the film but not read the book. Shoot me down. I did try to read the book before I saw the film but then didn't have time to finish it so just stopped. I was enjoying it too.

Bodies - Susie Orbach
I was genuinely doing very well with this book, I promise! Then uni work took over so I couldn't concentrate on it (it's quite a heavy book) but it is SUCH A GOOD BOOK. I must finish it.

Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman
I don't actually own this book, so this is kind of cheating, however I do look at it a lot. Does that count? Almost every time I'm in a book shop I think "I want to read that", because as you can see by the other books in the list I am slightly fascinated by the mind.

That little list will do for now, maybe I will blog about each one. We'll see.

Hannah x


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