An auspicious event passed on Saturday 13th September 2014. I finished The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, my first book since starting the blog. I have taken it off the “Currently Reading” list and [toot tootly toot] created a “Now I’ve Read” page that [toot tootly mmmeeewww] should have been started already when I reviewed Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie…
I am not going to do my review of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist now though. The book relates so closely to the post consumer topic that caused me to start this blog. I got a bit caught up in everything and I now have a lot of explaining to do. I am going to have to sort out multiple pages as well as the review!
I used the Kobo app to read the book and I have made 18 highlights and 25 comments throughout the book. I found that recording my thoughts while reading was great. I know I might get strung up for saying this, but I am considering annotating the paper books that I still have to read. Actually as I write this I have just thought that I could just as easily use a piece of paper for my bookmark and write on that. The useful thing about actual paper books is that their page numbers don’t move about depending on the font size that you have! So I have my solution.
The completion of a book means the start of a new one. I obviously still have the Story of O – Pauline Réage on the go, but that is not the sort of book that can be read anywhere. Looking for a new book led to a good few minutes stood in front of my bookcase and I made a decision. Books that I have read should be put away. This is partly inspired by Post-Consumer Life who got rid of all their books. I am not quite committed enough to do that yet, but I figured that as I am aiming to read my unread books, I should exchange the ones in the loft I haven’t read with the ones I have downstairs. To that end, the books listed under the new Books that I read before the blog page are now in a box ready for the loft. I was a bit scared that I would miss them, but I am going to create an homage to those books on my new page. Watch this space. So what is my new book?? Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernières. Wish me luck. I know a few people who have read it and recommended it. I guess that is why I bought it.