April 2014

Holidays are for reading

I love being on holiday. It’s great to be somewhere new, with different food, climate, scenery… but to some extent it doesn’t matter where I go because the thing I most enjoy doing on holiday is working my way through an enormous pile of books. As I always have more books waiting to be read than time in which to read them in, holidays give me a good chance to clear the backlog a bit. I like nothing better than total immersion in a book: hours go by, sunburn is ignored, there are no deadlines to worry about, no tasks…