A Meme: Five Books (or 4)

I haven’t been well of late, so I’m in need of a nice and easy post for today’s #blogjune. Many thanks to Con for the idea!

1. The book I’m currently reading:

Raymond Feist’s latest on the world of Midkemia, A Kingdom Besieged – Part 1 of the Chaos War. I’ve read Raymond Feist’s books since high school and started with the one and only, Magician.

2. The last book I finished:

At the Gates of Darkness, by Raymond Feist. I’ve had to read this for the second time to refresh on the storyline prior to the latest (above) released earlier this year.

Ok, I’ve had to include this one as well. Prior to ‘At the Gates of Darkness’ I read, for the second time, Dublin by Edward Rutherford. A fantastic historical fiction writer, ‘Dublin’ takes you back to 5th century AD in pagan, ancient Ireland, when the High Kings reigned from the Hill of Tara.

3. The next book I want to read:

Richard Branson’s ‘Business Stripped Bare’. I’m keen to know more about the man behind the brand. I have to say, I’m inspired.

4. The last book I bought:

I can’t remember the last book I bought! I guess that’s a sign I should buy more then. Ok, I’ve had to look up my recent purchases from Amazon. One of the books I bought, last October (!) was ‘The Craft of Research‘, Third Edition, by Booth, Colomb and Williams. I’m yet to consult/read this book. In hindsight, it may have been of great help with research for my New Librarians’ Symposium paper. Some ‘in between semesters’ reading I suppose…..

5. The last book I was given:

I honestly cannot remember exactly. Gosh I’m terrible! I’m not given books very often, mainly because I’m one of those people who if I know what I want, I’ll just get it myself. I’ll admit I’m difficult to buy for.

For leisure reading, I still prefer hard copy. There’s something relaxing about it. I find most of my reading from a screen is ‘work oriented’, so reading a novel in hard copy is like an escape, or ‘a step away’ from my work. I have an iPad purchase in sight, however once again it’ll be used to facilitate reading for my work and study.

Probably as much as the next person, I’d like to read more. I must then make it a priority and make time for it. Goodness knows I need the time away, if only for a short while each day.

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