I've been wanting to explore east of where we live a bit more so on Saturday we took advantage of a break in the miserable weather we've been having to walk along Regent's canal from Haggerston to Hackney Wick and home via Hackney Central. I especially loved all the graffiti along the canal and the art outside Hackney Wick overground. Anyone know if that was commissioned or just random?
There's not a non-awkward way to write a blog post that bridges the gap between my last post in June and today so here goes nothing. We've moved to London! It's been a bit of a crazy few months but now that things are finally settling down I feel inspired to start blogging again.
If you ever read my food blog, Eating for England, I've started posting recipes there again too. Hooray!
P.S. Very excited to start checking some European adventures off the wanderlist.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Are you a one-book-at-a-time person or do you have a constant rotation on your nightstand? I have always been able to only concentrate on one book at once. Possibly because I tend to read a lot of fiction in similar genres and so the idea of confusing things just did not appeal. I preferred immersing myself in one story, with one writer.
Recently though, I seem to have turned that on its head. I have a new book to read for my book club each month (I need to go and pick up our latest, The Roundhouse) which is the one book I will read without question each month. Sometimes I can't manage much more than that but right now I'm reading a lot of nonfiction, especially in the food category.
I just finished reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer and am currently in the middle of The Way We Eat by Peter Singer, with The Organic Manifesto by Maria Rodale sitting patiently waiting on my bedside table.
I also have a project at work requiring me to read six books in the coming weeks and am having to carve time out of my workday to read those (not an unhappy thing, for sure). Currently on that rotation: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. Finally.
Contrary to my previous thinking, I'm actually finding the experience of reading a lot at once incredibly rich. And yes, whodathunkit, my brain can cope with it all. I find I'm more excited about reading (and yes, definitely feeling a slight sense of urgency) and am diving into different books at different times of day. It's quite refreshing.
So, do you read one book at a time or have a stack you're constantly dipping in and out of? I'm so intrigued by how people read.
Top image from Honestly...WTF
Bottom image from Nice Things Daily