Lots of bloggers are posting blogs about books for Christmas, and about reading. I do like books for Christmas but of course the choice of book is so personal isn't it, so I usually give a book token instead. As far as my own is concerned, if anyone wishes to buy me a book I usually give them a list with one or two possibles on and tell them to confer with each other.
I always make sure my library books are back before the Christmas holiday begins as I do tend to forget renewals and that can soon be expensive - in fact almost buy the book rather than loan it.
But my bookshelves are full of books I have read but cannot bear to part with so I can always find something to read. This week I have been reading Evelyn Waugh's 'Brideshead Revisited' - one of my all time favourites. I must have read it a dozen times over the years and yet, each time I read it I find something new, and that is why I keep going back to it again and again. I have just finished it over my coffee this morning and I really think I have enjoyed it more this time than I ever have done before. Have you read it? Is it your kind of book?