Here is a compilation post for Cee close to my heart, with my favourite books and book photos of the last eight years.
Just yesterday, as I was reading my first Martin Beck novel, The Laughing Policeman, on my e-reader, Kobo, I realised what is wrong with e-readers. They don’t make me feel the same as holding a book does.
You don’t get to grasp a book, take it in as the whole, observe the quantity, shape, form, state, all of it, at a glance. One e-book follows another, and it’s harder to make it stick in my mind. They may be well-written, vivid, intelligent, and yet they pass as they were never here to begin with.
My books have always been my best friends. I tried reading two non e-books this year (when the internet was down) and both proved to have letters that were too small for the faint light in my bedroom and for my eyes – even with my glasses on. It was a painful realisation.
Luckily amore got me a Kobo years ago and I have collected e-books to last me several life-times, or I’ll just have to live really long.
Many suggestions for what to read have come from my state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind booklist, which is safely kept on a previous blog and for which my family, friends, blogging buddies and all sorts of internet acquaintances have contributed their favourite book(s). Here it is. Click on the photo and be transported:
If you haven’t yet – or if you have but have acquired a new favourite in the meantime – please be so kind and leave your favourite title(s) in a comment, here or there, especially if your book is not included yet.
And now here is my life in books, at least the last eight years of it. It starts in our home and spreads over some book shops in Slovenia and Rome.
I’ll never forget what amore told me the first time I visited him and we went to Almost Corner Bookshop in Rome, a rare one with English books in the city. He watched me for a while, smiled and said I was like a kid in a sweet shop.
This day in my blogging history
2014: From my Goodreads account: 0 friends 52 books (The story of my life, always in favour of books.) ((Now I have 16 friends and 171 books.))