After a month of sitting tantalisingly under the Christmas tree we got to open our presents on Christmas day - books we bought weeks earlier.
Among them was one titled 1000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life Changing List. I think it will be helpful to guide my reading. I have currently read only 71 of them (a mere 7%). If I read one per week I can't die until my mid 80s.
Another book Poetry Please, is a nice thick anthology of the most requested poems from the BBC radio programme Poetry Please. This year I am returning to a habit I have followed in other years - a poem a day from my selected anthology. In the past I have worked my way through A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry; Stressed Unstressed: Classic Poems to Ease the Mind; Poetry by Heart: A Treasury of Poems to Read Aloud; and others. It's a delightful thing to do, the challenge is to stop myself devouring more than one poem a day.
A book I have read recently
I finished Catch 22 after all. A worthwhile read. I enjoyed it.