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"It usually helps me write by reading - somehow the reading gear in your head turns the writing gear."
Steven Wright

I've always enjoyed reading, but I didn't do much during my teenage years or the start of my twenties. I blame this mostly on my short attention span. I couldn't concentrate on reading there was nothing else going on around me. I found the only place I could achieve this was bed. However as I got older this presented some challenges in itself. Holding novels comfortably was difficult because of the lack of strength in my arms, not to mention the fact my parents had to turn my light off before they went to bed. In the end I just gave up reading. 

However that changed at the beginning of 2014. My 2014 New Years Resolution was "do more stuff" which as well as starting a blog, included reading more. For Christmas 2013 I got a Kindle Fire, and it's really helped open up the world of literature to me. I'm able to set it up comfortably in bed and because of the back light, I don't have to worry about having my light on. All in all, it's reminded me how much I love reading. I've always been a bit of a traditionalist, and thought I wouldn't like reading on an electronic device. I thought I'd miss the feel of the paper etc. But I have to say the pros far outweigh the cons. 

Originally I had a list of books I've read, I'm currently reading and plan to read below. But I realised that eventually it would get too long, plus I wasn't great at keeping it updated. So instead I'm including my Goodreads widget so you can see the latest books I've read and how many stars I've given them. If you click on it, it should take you to the complete list of books I've read. Feel free to recommend me books in the comments below! You can also see books I've reviewed as part of my Bloo's Reviews here.

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Bloo has read 31 books toward their goal of 35 books.

2014: 63/50
2015: 96/50
2016: 22/50
2017: 16/50


  1. 'The Kite Runner' by Khaled Hosseini is a great read. So is 'The Tournament' by Matthew Reilly :)

    1. Thanks for the suggestions. The Kite Runner sounds familiar, I might have seen the trailer for the movie. I'll def look into them both. :)

  2. I absolutely adore 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower', it's a fantastic book. One of my all time favourites! I really must discipline myself to get through my long list of books to read also =)

    1. I really need to update this reading list, but I still haven't got around to reading The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. I think because it's been so hyped and stuff, I really want to read it when I can really savour it. I don't know why. What else is on your list to read?


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