Thursday, 7 April 2016

Getting back into reading



When I was younger I was a bit of a book worm. I loved reading, and I would always read really really fast.

But since I have got older, I know it's a rubbish excuse, but I just haven't had the time. I don't think I have read a whole book, front to back in about 5 years, which is so bad. The internet has taken over, and instead of reading a book before bed, I'll scroll through twitter and instagram, which of course isn't that productive at all.

I swoon over people, and other bloggers, who read so many books and are inspired by them, or connect so much to a certain characters

So, on Wednesday, as I was on my way to campus, I downloaded and listened to Emma Gannon's podcast Ctrl Alt Delete - first of all, download it and listen to it now! - and she was interviewing the author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert. I'd heard of the book and film, but obviously had never read it. After feeling so inspired by the podcast (again, listen to it and you'll understand why!), I smashed 6 hours in the library and left feeling pretty good.

I then decided to get off the bus a few stops early, so I could walk through the town, and I popped into the Oxfam bookshop and picked up my own copy of Eat Pray Love. I started that afternoon and I can't wait to carry on reading.

I'm also planning my next book purchase including "Reasons to stay alive" by Matt Haig and "Me Before You" by JoJo Moyes. Once I graduate from university, I am also planning to read all the classics that I've never read, including To Kill A Mockingbird as well as some Jane Austen, and I cannot wait!

Have you got any book recommendations for me to read next? 


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  1. I read Eat Pray Love when I was in Oz several years ago, before the film was out and I absolutely loved it! I've never seen the film though. As for Me Before You, as i'm sure you've already been told it's an amazing book, funny, sad and captivating all in one and will certainly make you see life differently afterwards.
    As to Jane Austen, I love reading Persuasion and I know it'Sarah by a different author but Jane Eyre is a good un also! x
    Amy at Amy & More

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  2. I read Eat Pray Love when I was in Oz several years ago, before the film was out and I absolutely loved it! I've never seen the film though. As for Me Before You, as i'm sure you've already been told it's an amazing book, funny, sad and captivating all in one and will certainly make you see life differently afterwards.
    As to Jane Austen, I love reading Persuasion and I know it'Sarah by a different author but Jane Eyre is a good un also! x
    Amy at Amy & More

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  3. This is awesome! I've been swapping reading for social media a lot lately and it just relaxes my mind so well. I've never slept better!
    Steph x.
    marvelsteph.blogspot.co.nz

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  4. I've been reading on my commute to work and I love it! Me Before You is also on my reading list, and definitely read To Kill A Mockingbird!! It's my all time fav book!

    Hannah xx
    www.hannahemilylane.com

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  5. This is my favourite book!! :-)

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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  6. I really want to read Reasons to stay alive! If you like upbeat, girly rom coms then I would suggest 'dream a little dream' by giovanna fletcher or 'can you keep a secret?' by sophie kinsella.

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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