I thought at the start of all this my reading time and inclination would have increased. I imagined myself getting through the paper as well as the lead mountain. Things have proved different. I am finding it hard to settle to one book or even a number at a time, if you know what I mean.I haven’t been able to get into fiction really at all preferring non fiction . One advantage of Lockdown is that I am not in WH Smith at all and so cannot whim buy hobby and other magazines. The wargaming glossies I find so disappointing these days with little depth to the articles and little inspiration too. Too much eye candy as opposed to articles which move the hobby forward. The history magazines, and to a lesser extent model railway ones, are similar.
What has been great has been the regular monthly from the 009 society, home produced but always with good articles, inspiration and interest. A few days ago the Arquebusier arrived too with much interest in it. I really enjoy online content, have found forums and other fellows blogs great but there is something about the postman putting a physical copy through the door.
I have also enjoyed looking on the bookshelves at what I had forgotten about , what I had not realised were there in the way of books. I have a habit from way back of writing my name, the date and a sentence about the day of purchase ( events, occasions, family outings etc ) in each book I buy. It has fascinating to come across these too.
Hi Alan- I prefer these days to read other enthusiast Blogs rather than shell out the cash for Gaming Magazines- which I haven't bought in a decade or more. Originally I was very keen on 'Military Modelling' during the 1970s - later I favored 'Wargames Illustrated'. Enjoy your books. Cheers. KEV.ReplyDelete
Likewise re Military Modelling of that period. We are so lucky with the multitude of blogs available.Delete
I do like the picture on the cover of 009 News - inspiring stuff.ReplyDelete
Indeed, away comes up with something of great interest.Delete
I've a bad habit of reading about four books at once ', my New Year resolution was to only read one at a time - sadly I've not stuck to it .ReplyDelete
Why not, four seems reasonable to me.Delete
At the moment I'm falling asleep as soon as I open a book. The cover of the 009 magazine looks very much like an early Miniature Wargames, with building by Ian Weekly.ReplyDelete
Light inspiring reading and diverting are the orders of the day for us all.Delete
I'm looking foward to the new Arqubusier now, thanks! I've been reading the last one in the 'distanced' queue outside the supermarket, as it is very light and easy to slip in with the shopping bags..ReplyDelete
I often popped mine into my coat pocket for bus and train work journeys. Perhaps you will find kindred spirits in the queue?Delete
I have not been very successful this year at getting into books. I am generally an avid reader, but just not doing much of it currently.ReplyDelete
"I have a habit from way back of writing my name, the date and a sentence about the day of purchase ( events, occasions, family outings etc ) in each book I buy." That's a cool habit that must bring back lots of memories when you look in your books.
It can be a bittersweet habit but one that really brings back memories.Delete
Sadly, I have not been inspired by any of the glossy magazines for maybe 20 years. I much prefer blogs such as your own which are always full of inspiration! First magazine regularly ordered from the local newsagentcwas Military Modelling in the early 70'sReplyDelete