Still Reading: Hiroshima

Hiroshima by John Hersey

My post on Litsy this morning:

I know I take too long to finish a real book. But who’s keeping score but yourself? Just keep reading.

In other books, I’m 80% through with Mercury. I accidentally stumbled on a one star review, which had fellow one star reviews posting as ‘replies‘, on Goodreads. The women all agreed it was trash.

Well, the author has more than 20+ years as a journalist for a national newspaper. And actually spent real time with Freddie Mercury. If the book is trash – then the person who’s reading it must be trash if not trashier. Because all they see is trash.

p.s. See image below. Ladies, if you think you can write a better book, by all means, go ahead. Just make sure you never publish it. Because it 👏 is 👏 gon 👏 na 👏 suck.

(from my Fire 7)

p.s. Yeah. I’m Gina. Today.

Currently Reading: Hiroshima

I came across this book while reading In Extremis, a book about the life and death of Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum.

I’m reading three other books concurrently, among them:

  • Sandstorm by Lindsey Hilsum
  • (Forgot the title, but it’s about Anne Perry and the murder in 1954)
  • Operation Playboy by Kathryn Bonella

I’m actually used to juggling few books at a time. Some wonder how I do it. Because it’s literally more than two.

I have three reading devices (Kindle basic, Paperwhite, Fire). Then there’s the hard copies of few of the books I’m reading.

So there’s four reads now.

One I read at night (underneath my pillow).

One I read while at the dining table (on the dining table, always).

Two I read when I’m outside in between breaks and other errands (one’s a book while the other is in one of my devices – both are always in my go-bag).

It’s not hard for me to get back into the book provided that it’s sort of under the same surroundings or setting.

At least it works for me.

I don’t have to go back a few pages in order to recall where I was (was I). Just turn the page, look at the previous page or paragraph, and I’m there.

The key, I believe, is to read every, single, day, and night. This helps me to stay ‘on track’ with all these reads.

I don’t know why I had developed this habit, or under what circumstances had this habit came to me. Probably because I have so many books which I want need to read, and also because my daily, mundane, noisy routine has compelled me to read even more so as to make up for all those noise.

How do you read? Whatever it is, be grateful that you can read, able to read. Because it’s beyond a privilege. It’s a blessing.

So far (2019), I’ve managed to finish four books:

  1. I, Who Did Not Die
  2. Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs
  3. The Return by Hisham Matar
  4. Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly

Happy reading, everyone!