Sunday 24 May 2020
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.