A few questions have been doing the tap dance in my head of late, and I need some suggestions. So, I thought to have a word with you guys.
~ Most of you, who read my blog, are avid book readers, like me. I’d like to know if you buy all the books you read, or borrow them from a library, or buy used books or thrift editions, or is it a combination of all of this. Do you have an equally avid book reader in your family/friend circle with whom you can swap books? Book reading can be an expensive habit, so how do you cope with it?
~ I need suggestions on Alexander McCall Smith books. His books have been staring me in the face at bookstores, and I am unable to take a decision about them. I have read good reviews for these books on various book blogs, but would like to know from you. Have you read any of Alexander McCall Smith’s books? How is the writing style? Did you like them? Do you think I would like them?
~ I have some critically acclaimed books sitting on my shelf, which I’ve not been able to get past the first few pages. Like Blind Willow Sleeping Woman and To Kill A Mockingbird. I feel I SHOULD be reading these books, because so many people have read and loved these books, but I end up losing interest either because I don’t understand what the author is trying to say or the subject is extremely dry. I do have this lingering feeling that I should put in more effort in understanding the book. Has it ever happened to you? Do you suggest any techniques for reading such books?
~ Of late, I’ve been having the feeling that I want to try out a ‘food story book’ – as in a book which tells a beautiful story, but which has food woven into it. Food plays as important a part in these books as the story. Have you read any such books? Do you have any suggestions for me?
~ Have you read stories which have letters and diaries and book conversations or journals woven into it? Like 84 Charing Cross Road or The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society or Daddy Long Legs? I absolutely adored these books, and need more suggestions about similar ones.
Tell me, will ya?