Hello, I’m Michelle and this is my maiden venture into the world of blogging.
I love books, first and foremost. And I love reading. I also love the idea of reading. But sadly, this is not something I have found myself to be doing as much as I would like to. Clearly a case of “Too many books, too little time & energy”. Coupled with the fact that I am a rather slow reader who also happens to have an “unhealthy” obsessive compulsive book buying disorder, this really gets me quite stuck in a rather vicious cycle. Thankfully, I can take comfort in the words of Alberto Manguel, from his The Library At Night :
Visitors often ask if I’ve read all my books; my usual answer is that I’ve certainly opened every one of them. The fact is that a library, whatever its size, need not be read in its entirety to be useful; every reader profits from a fair balance between knowledge and ignorance, recall and oblivion. . . .
I have no feeling of guilt regarding the books I have not read and perhaps will never read; I know that my books have unlimited patience. They will wait for me till the end of my days.
While I’m hoping that the end of my days are still a long way coming, I will still endeavor to read as much and as best as I can in the present. And I intend to enjoy every bit of the journey while I am at it!
This blog will therefore be that platform, or rather, playground, where I can simply revel in the pleasures of reading (& the occasional travelling). The footprints left behind in this blog will serve as a form of recording this much anticipated journey.
Do feel free to drop in at any point along the way if you so wish to….. because you are most certainly welcome. 😉
Alternatively, I can also be contacted at : email@example.com