I am speaking to you from a beach chair in the Bahamas! Nah, I’m just kidding (although I wouldn’t mind that proposition if you asked me…), I am actually on holidays from uni, and I have 8 days until I am due to return to my classes.
I have actually achieved more reading than I had originally thought I would complete these holidays. Four books have been successfully devoured, and I’m still hungry for more. I really want to read the whole Harry Potter series this year, and I am currently on page 299 of the 4th instalment- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Previously I had read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (book 1) twice and had read the Chamber of Secrets (book 2) once, but for the sake of consistency and the fact that I needed to be prompted by the events in the first two books again because I hadn’t read those books in a long time, I read them again! I am loving the books so far, and am looking forward to book 5 (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) because I recently bought a hardcover copy at a second-hand book shop in a really good condition for only $3! I am reading the rest of the series on my iPad as an iBook, so this is a real treat for me.
On the topic of iBooks, I used to detest the sight of them, but I really love them now! A big reason for the change of heart is that I now read at nighttime more than I do in the day, so reading in the dark with an iBook is very convenient and sometimes weighs less than a normal paper book. Paper books will always hold a special place in my heart, though. I just love the satisfaction of flipping the pages and seeing how far you have come from starting the book. Plus some books smell really good:)
Books, books and more books are consuming me and I couldn’t be happier! I have a Goodreads account and have been working towards my goal of reading 20 books this year. So far I have read 7 and am 2 books behind schedule but I think it’s going to be all ok in the end.
My Mum and Dad have come home bearing popcorn and chocolate so I am going to leave it at that and come back here soon to talk to you guys.
Sorry for the inactivity…. I thought that I would be writing more now that I’m now on holidays but it feels like I’m writing less and less. I’m working on becoming more consistent with this task.