Reading.

This may be a bit long winded, but bare with me, I do have a point to this.

First of all Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Glad I’m Irish, even if it’s only a quarter Irish! 🙂

Secondly, I’ve been ill with scarlet fever recently. Hence my silence and my not drinking tonight – stupid antibiotics!

As I’ve been ill, my diet has sort of been ignored. Obviously you lose weight when you’re ill anyway, but you always gain some of that back. As I still get tired really easily at the moment, I’ve been struggling to exercise like I would normally. So today I decided to try my exercise bike again.

Now my brother moved out about a month ago so his room has now turned into my second room. It has one of my bookcases in, my bike and, other things we needed to make room for.

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When I was on my bike, I was looking through all my books and I was just amazed by how many memories are on that bookcase. Every book I looked at reminded me of a different time of my life. For example, when I saw The Drinker by Hans Fallada, it instantly took me back to the day it was bought, my mood when I read it, what I was going through at that time. The same can be said for The Great Gatsby or for To Kill A Mockingbird.

I guess what I’m trying to say is I’ll always prefer a book to a Kindle because every book I own has a memory and every time I look at it, it reminds me of who I was when I first read it, my mood at the time, what I was doing and so on. You will never get that with a Kindle. I pick my Kindle up and it reminds me of when my boyfriend, now fiancé, bought it me and, then it makes me want Frankie & Benny’s, but that’s it. Don’t get me wrong, when I think about it, I can associate other memories with it, but it’s not as effortless as just looking at a bookcase.

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