I don't know if it's because of my education background or the fact that I've had my nose in books since the late eighties (my mother likes to recollect the memory of me loving my books so much I'd chew them as a baby) that I am frequently asked about what I'm reading or if I'd recommend a book for the next holiday or a presentation in an English class. While I'm always flattered, I have to honestly and modestly say that my knowledge of books might not be more than the next person, but I can confirm that there are few activities I enjoy and indulge more than reading (I use my Goodreads app nearly as much as Instagram).
With me having given birth in January and dedicated my entire time and focus on my baby boy, I‘ve had less of a chance and concentration to finish reading a paragraph in The New York Times, let alone follow an ongoing story in a book, may it be a short story or a novel. However, once my baby hit 3 months he fell into a much more predictable routine; longer sleeping periods, not waking up too often during the night, getting the hang of feeding,... This has allowed me to go back to some of the things I enjoyed doing before giving birth; reading being one of the most important ones.
And since it's a big passion of mine and I do like a good post on what people are currently reading (me, of course, being on the reading side of the blog post) I thought why not add a section to my blog about my current and recent favourite reads. And after such a long time away from blogging, isn’t a reading-related post a good comeback?
However, what I'm more interested in is stacking together books that bear some kind of similarity in each post. So rather than dedicating an entire blog entry to what I've been reading in the last couple of month, I'll introduce two or three books that I believe are connected in some sort of pattern... I'm calling these posts "In My Book" since ultimately they are for the most part merely my opinions.
I'm hoping this'll inspire more of us to introduce books we are loving. And remember, the comment section invites you to recommend any reading material you are loving or your take on the books discussed in the post.
Let's give this a go shall we?