My reading had, for a long time, been strongly dominated by non-fiction. I realised this was very much influenced by my work, studies, and human rights advocacy and project commitments and I am trying to balance my reading differently nowadays.
Some of my reading choices are driven by a desire to revisit stories I’ve read before to see how my perspective and experience of them change as I am changing. My reading list will often include such a trip to an old haunt, not necessarily a favourite, and not necessarily one from a particularly long time ago.
I’m experimenting with tracking my reading with StoryGraph, a relatively new reading community-based website that is similar to GoodReads. One of the attractions to StoryGraph is that it provides an alternative to Amazon.
Well, I definitely strayed away from this whole endeavour. It’s become apparent to me that I read anywhere from 12-25 books at one time. I’ll finish some in a day (if I have the good fortune to be able to dedicate so many hours of a day) and others in several months. At least a couple of them have taken me a few years because I’m savouring the gaps where each time I pick it up again, I am pleasantly surprised by how differently I feel and think when I revisit it.