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Thoughts of an avid reader

by Lukutoukka
January 5, 2009

I have never been good with diaries. However, I have noticed that I don’t actually need them. When I think about books I have read, I can remember where and when I have been reading them, and what kind of day it was almost as well as I would, if I had documented it in a diary.

For example, I can remember quite clearly how I read The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver sitting on the grass a few summers ago. It was a nice, warm summer. As regards to Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, it was enjoyed at home with porridge a couple of years ago, and it was almost Christmas. There are also books which in my mind are connected with a particular season. Neil Gaiman’s Stardust is in my opinion definitely a summer book, perfect Midsummer reading. It can be read whenever, but I still associate it with summer in my mind.

Do you know what is great about BookCrossing? Well, there are many good answers, but this time I mean the fact that you were probably able to read the text above without thinking that I’m totally nuts. It’s good to be part of a community whose members really care about books and think about them, sometimes in funny and innovative ways. Or am I really the only one who would love to know what happened to Cassandra Mortmain after she stopped keeping her journal at the end of I Capture the Castle? You are welcome to share your theories, I’m so curious!

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