Apologies and chapter names

Hello fellow book lovers!

First off let me say sorry for the prolonged silence. I have been busy reading, just not reviewing! I haven’t really an excuse either, as I have read some wonderful books so far this year. (How is it already September!?) I have just spotted that I have one drafted from January – that seems like forever ago! Which I’ll edit up and put out there after the weekend at some point!

Any who….

I realised something about my reading late last night that I’d like to talk about! .

I don’t ever read chapter names. I don’t know why I’ve only just realised this having been reading for years or even why I don’t. I was nearing the end of my book and read something that I couldn’t quite understand WHY it was there. Realising I must have I missed something I started going back a few pages and as I neared a previous chapter I spotted it in the chapter name – Now, who knows what else I may have missed by not reading all of the chapter names? I’ve been trying to figure out why I don’t read them and I guess I find them distracting. Maybe I try to avoid reading anything that might give even a hint of the story away? I’m still not sure! I even skip dates and times in books too which I have to admit can sometimes get confusing.

I suppose I should start reading them, however I’ve never been conscious that I was a chapter skipper until last night – how is that so?! Luckily my latest book just has regular numbers!

Anyone else out there a chapter name skipper?

Lx

 

 

 

 

What kind of reader are you?

Hello fellow book lovers!
I was asked the other day, if I read a book once or if I read the same book multiple times and it got me thinking…How many of you out there are re-readers?

I am a book once kinda girl. However there are some books I’d love to read again, but I never seem to get around to it. I have so many NEW books waiting to be read, and my never ending wish list takes priority when reading my next book. I’m not sure why I don’t re-read though as I often watch some of my favourite movies over and over.
I can see the benefits of rereading. Rediscovering why a book rated so highly with you in the first place, falling in love with your favourite characters ALL OVER AGAIN, seeing things from a whole new perspective, picking up on bits you may have missed the first time round (especially if it is a long book). Or rereading the last book from a series, before you start the next one to reacquaint yourself with the goings on. I just never do it! I have only ever read one book twice and that was the Kite Runner as i had to read it for a book club. I have to say I enjoyed it just as much the second time round. Still, I’ve not bothered to read another favourite again…

The saying “so many books, so little time” rings true to me and I’m not sure I’ll turn into a re-reader just yet!

Let me know your thoughts

Lx

How do you choose your next book?

I have said time and time again that picking your next book is an art form! I personally struggle to choose my next book every time I have finished my latest read. More often than not I’ll start a couple of books read the first and possibly the second chapter only to change my mind. I read a lot of different genres and try to mix it up, but still I struggle when the time comes to start another! I think my problem is that I have too many to choose from (it’s not a bad problem, but a problem nonetheless) I’ll continually browse the books I have on my kindle as well as my ever growing wish list . I’m one of these that, as soon as I finish a book I move onto my next one, I can’t imagine not having a current read! I also think you have to be in the right frame of mind for a certain type of book. Sometimes a romance just won’t cut it with the mood you’re in. Or perhaps you have just finished a REALLY good thriller and don’t want the next one to be a disappointment so sway towards a different genre. I’m not sure there is an easy way to pick your next book, but if you have any secrets I’d love to hear them!

L x