So says the little tin I got for Christmas! A money box for future books. Along with the “fetch me a beer” socks….different givers, but both unusual ideas that made me smile.
I don’t know why, but I rarely get books for Christmas. Possibly this is because if I am given a book I will stick my nose in it, read until my eyes are sore and emerge, blinking, for meals and grunt instead of making conversation! So I create book lists in goodreads and then try to find the recommends on devon library catalogue. 1 out of 11 so far success rate. So I am grateful for the little book tin and will need to fund it out of one of my budget categories….thanks to a previous work colleague, I have one called “fun and frolics” for books/films/coffee/spontanteous anything!!
I’ve just achieved my goodreads reading target. I guess it gives me something to aim for and I can snoop on others books and rob good ideas to read. It amazes me how different people’s reading habits are. I gave up making new years resolutions years ago, but I try and target my spending and set a few “it would make me happy if this happened” goals so that I have something to talk about with my friend Sandy when we walk up a big hill and she’s asking me deep and meaningful questions while I am trying to simply breathe!
I love that my friends push me and encourage trying different things – and books – otherwise I would follow the same happy pattern until boredom forces me to try something different and challenging!