Normal service will resume on the blog later this week, but in the meantime I’ve spent a happy hour ‘arranging’ all my unread books, double stacked and higgeldy-piggeldy, on a single shelf. This is an attempt to persuade myself to use the time when I would otherwise be shopping for books, or going out, or whatever else I used to do when I wasn’t working or looking after my children, to read my way down the pile a bit. My shelf includes books I intend to re-read, especially in terms of pandemic lit, although I’m also currently re-reading, and very much enjoying, Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’.
So I’m planning on no book buying during the remaining duration of the lockdown (although I did guiltily stock up on a handful of new books at the beginning, when I panicked that Amazon might close its doors or focus on groceries etc.).