Weekly Geeks

Now it’s Spring, this week’s Weekly Geeks task asks us to look back on the first quarter of 2011 in books, as well as our anticipation for the beginning of the second quarter of the year.

My reading pace is pretty regular, as I read about 8 books a month and in the first three months of the year I’ve read 25 books. Thirteen of these are crime fiction and six are non-fiction, mainly biographies or autobiographies.

The top five books are (in the order I read them):

They are all crime fiction and pretty old crime fiction too, apart from Donna Leon’s Drawing Conclusions which is a new publication this year.

My choice of reading doesn’t change with the seasons, so I expect I’ll carry on reading a mixture of fiction and a sprinkling of non-fiction. The main change in my reading has been through using a Kindle. I’ve downloaded quite a few classics, so I’ll be reading more of those in the coming months.

As for organising books I’ve been weeding out some books that I think I won’t want to read again and either taking them to the charity shops or exchanging them for others at Barter Books in Alnwick. I have actually taken more there than I’ve brought home so that’s made some space on my bookshelves – but as the books are double-shelved it doesn’t actually look as though there is more space. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Weekly Geeks

  1. Margaret – Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed those books as much as you did :-). I really like Reginald Hill and Donna Leon’s work, so I’m especially pleased those two novels made your list. And of course, the Wycliffe mysteries are great, too. Thanks for sharing.


  2. I always swore I wouldn’t have an e-reader but I bought one last year to while away the time between flights to Edinburgh. Nearly everything I “bought” for it were classics, things I’d always meant to read but didn’t know if I’d like. Therefore, I didn’t have to spend the big bucks on buying something I might not want to finish reading, let alone keep. While I do prefer physical books, the Kindle versions have come in handy and I expect to use it again this summer when I fly to Derbyshire. It’s so nice to be able to take a dozen or so books along with you! You never have to leave your friends at home! 😉


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