Going through the books, which featured beautiful mint condition first editions, tatty old paperbacks and such a variety of hard and soft covers in between, got me thinking about the love of reading. In spite of feeling poor for reading time – I do love to read. Beside my bed, in my car, on my desk and scattered and shelved all round my home, are piles of books. Some half read, some not opened and others being read for the second, third or ninth time. I also love to read out loud. Even if I have no listening audience. Sometimes I will listen to talking books, as another way to absorb a story.
I have started to watch how others like to read. In particular, I am interested to see if people read to their children. Do you read to the kids in your life?
Over the years I have cleaned out the book shelves many times and I do hope my books went to good homes via the second hand stores and op shops. The time has come for another cull and book shelf clean out. The dilemma is what to do with all the books?
I have talked before about my extensive cookbook collection http://www.ploughcreek.com.au/pch-blog/-what-happens-to-old-cookbooks ..... I now know what will happen to them as my two nieces have indicated that they would love to inherit my cookbook collection. Just between us, I was so thrilled they showed such interest for the collection. You see, many of my cookbooks have very personal inscriptions and I want that love to be shared.
Thanks for reading this little random thought …. Happy readings