Posted by Highhat on Sat, 22 Dec 2012
Thanks to charity we now have enough food to see us this month out. And sweets- it's a Christmas hamper so they put in a lot of sweets: chocolate, marcipan licorice. I don't eat sweets and neither does my son- at least very seldom. But there is also some fruit which I will enjoy and nuts to crack. I found a nutcracker- didn't know I had one! I haven't bought one present. I.e I have bought a couple of books for myself but buying books at amazon is not expensive. In Denmark books are very expensive but over the past years they have become cheaper- now they sell books in supermarkets- the most popular ones not the special stuff you can buy on amazon and I read preferably in english. Just bought Life of Pi and it arrived today. I always buy paperbacks- they're cheaper and it doesn't bother me that they're not hardbacks.
I have read an incredible number of books this year but lately I can't concentrate and I think I picked up a badly written one but I am determined to read it to the end just to confirm that it was that bad. Stupid I know and I don't have to finish it.
Read 2 books from the same author earlier this year and I was so disppointed after book 2. Another author disappointed me too. But otherwise I am catching up after several years of not being able to read and I am thoroughly enjoying reading. Sometimes I just can't put a book down and as I have so much spare time I can sit for hours reading and get through about 3 books a week.
But after Autumn and Winter set in my spirits are low and my attention span is very short. I can read about 3 or 4 pages and lose interest- at least with the book I am presently reading- Noble Savage- a sci-fi and that isn't my genre. I mistook the author's name. Well she is called exactly the same as another author who is very very good- Liz Moore. I read her 'Heft' and was very impressed.
I'm not much of a film viewer so I read the books instead. I've always enjoyed reading more than film viewing and don't combine the two. I have often found that filmed books lose a lot of the quality. So I am not rushing off to see the Hobbit or Life of Pi. Anyway I don't really care for movie theatres. Not the small ones they have nowadays. I'm old-fashioned with a lot of things in this life.