Books are magical, this is a fact and as I am always right it is also indisputable. Over the coming 3-5 weeks I’m going to attempt to prove this in a fairly abstract way by telling you all about my past associations with these paper edifi. Once every period of seven days I will be randomly posting another part of how I got to be reading today what I have read and how this has brought me to the eclectic mess of a mind that occupies the inner recesses of my slightly lopsided skull.
Your author and tour guide for this odyssey is going to do his best to convey the spells that he has become enchanted with and the books that housed them. Specifically how they influenced thoughts and wider reading. It has been noted that I don’t talk about me enough so with a little light persuasion, the decision was made. This is my story through books, that’s what the movie will be called anyway and I hope it inspires some similar thoughts in you.
As someone once said to me…’it is the books that impact on you…shaping who you became…who you will become that is the point’…so please excuse this long rambly look at me, it is rare I will do anything like this as I know all about me and as a consequence am not particularly interested in the subject, perhaps a few of you are though…You’ll note that I’ll be name checking a lot of books, I hope some titles or the context within, which they are mentioned will catch your eye and you will want to explore them for yourselves.
Flicking around the author pages on this blog it occurs to me how laughably few of the books which I have read so far have been committed to blog. This series will in effect be something of a stop-gap and a reminder to myself until I can bring the wonderful and not quite so, to your attention in the usual way of words and whimsy.
It is strange that the surface of the book collection has hardly been scratched, it does make me wonder exactly where my social life was back in the day and what it could have been like had I not been tucked away with a good book. would I change it though…not on your Nellie!
Although what I am writing will be chronological, I may have to rejig a few of the books slightly in the time line to keep up the flow of the text, you wouldn’t have noticed that anyway but unlike 98% of politicians I believe in transparency not just the idea applied to other people.