Just wanted to give you a quick update, I think there's been a definite change in habits, due in part to a sore ankle that is keeping me from long hours of exercise on the bicycle, but also the feeling still lingers from the books I read during the summer, that the experience is lovely, warm and rewarding. Having ordered a few books online...yes I know, but also buying a few more from the excellent Oxfam Books down the road, I dived right into Mark Everett's honest autobiography, as open as the songs, my wife bought this whilst waiting for me to return from a trip to loo after a wonderful Eels gig in Salisbury. Maybe seeing him live and reading his book so close together shaded it for me, but despite the awful and tragic events of his life there's optimism. I particularly enjoyed his conscious decision to write it in the style he chooses;
I don't want to wast your time with flowery shit, so, out of respect for you, gentle reader, I'm going to stick with the direct approach.
And although I ordered all the books below, I'm yet to receive On Fire by Larry Brown, it's on its way. But I am halfway through The world made straight which I'm really enjoying, I feel like I'm in safe hands, being guided through a winding tale, I occasionally get roughed up, but I'll be a better man at the end of it. I already feel like I'd like to read more Ron Rash, so I've added One foot in Eden to the list.
Elsewhere I'm ordering lots of work books and I don't know whether they should count here, and I know we sometimes make the distinction, I'd like to think I read some pretty interesting books to help me learn more about the work I'm involved with, supporting teaching and learning, creating little films and managing my team. There, that's as much as I'll say, but I would recommend Confidence by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.
So, I'll keep going.