BOOks


Challenge completed! Is there a better phrase?
In 2011 I set myself the goal to read a book a week and I gave 115% and read 60. 60 BOOKS! How'd that happen! Well in all honesty some of those were graphic novels... but they still count I think. I also have a 30 min each way commute on the train and read pretty much every night.

I work in publishing, but luckily not fiction books. I struggled during (and just after) my degree reading for fun. It started to feel like work rather than the insightful escapism that it had been before. I think if it was part of my job that would still be an issue. Now, however, I'm all about the escapism!

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Robert Pattinson Quote : "If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads."

Here are my 5* books from 2011 (most recent first):

  • French Milk; Lucy Knisley
  • A Storm of Swords; George R. R. Martin
  • An Abundance of Katherines; John Green
  • The Spy Who Came in From the Cold; John Le Carre
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go; Patrick Ness
  • A Game of Thrones; George R. R. Martin
  • Paper Towns; John Green
  • The Help; Kathryn Stockett
  • The Handmaids Tale; Maragret Atwood
  • Room; Emma Donoghue
  • Water for Elephants; Sara Gruen 
This year I'm going to try for 65 books ... Challenge Accepted! If you're on Goodreads too you can find me over here.

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