Writing this is akin to those moments when having just finished a book you turn those last few blank pages and have a chance to reflect, I love those pages, purely for that reason alone. The pristine whiteness that allows you to project an image derived from the last sentence of a book, it is a truly pleasurable moment before closing the cover with an air of finality as all the other books start vying for attention.
At the moment I am reading a wonderful book, one I know I am going to highly recommend when finished as it as it deserves plenty of love and to be shared around as an admirable piece of work, in fact it will be my next review. Considering the content and how it is written made me think of the absolute bargain we readers are taking advantage of.
The cheapness of amassing even a small library of the greatest works of literature is quite obscene really, I go to the local second-hand bookshop and pick up one of the most important books in history for one pound. All the while knowing that whilst the currency will rise and fall in price, these words will be read and reread and new thoughts will be brought forth with each reading. It really a the most inexpensive pursuit and almost feels like taking advantage of someone, somewhere because it is such a ludicrously beneficial arrangement.
In this age of content bombardment, a lot of it being internet clickbait these days, it is wonderful to escape into another world and whilst I may be down on a lot of areas in general, I am coming to slowly appreciate book buying online. I still prefer to purchase books from a regular shop but the necessary evil of picking up a book I can’t source anywhere else or supporting my fellow bloggers and writers who self publish has opened up new reading opportunities, which I always feel lucky to be a part of.
This January just gone has been a great one for reading and those reviews will flow into this month as I hope to keep up the pace. I am enjoying self published as well as the traditionally published books, it’s a real mix and considering I haven’t really even started reviews on the majority of my collection yet either, even after all these years there.
There is plenty more to come but more importantly thank you, for all for your recommendations as well as your comments and likes, even when I have struggled to reciprocate visiting your blogs in as timely a manner as you all do to mine. It is really appreciated and you keep me going and focused on writing more content and trying to become a better writer who sees and values more in what he reads.