Daily Bookshot: The changing landscape of Sunday afternoons

Readers have their own set routines at weekends of course, but nowadays on a Saturday and Sunday, I for one like to get a little more ‘freestyle’ with my reading. I find it quite liberating to be able to ‘graze’ around my library picking up books on a whim, and I always do so without guilt or worry about scheduled reading and deadlines. As a consequence I usually arrive now at Monday morning completely refreshed, and with my head buzzing with a myriad of newly discovered literary titbits; little nuggets of bookish goodness that I’ve picked up during those two days of ‘free reading’.

All well and good this free reading lark may well be, and these ‘titbit gathering’ days are set to get even more enriched thanks to the arrival of my first hard-copy edition of the London Review of Books magazine. I’d been putting off taking out a subscription to the London Review of Books for ages, but a great deal was offered in conjunction with the Edinburgh Book Festival recently, and it finally encouraged me to bite the bullet. I’m glad that it did because after sitting for a couple of hours this afternoon, mulling over the LRB mag with a cup of java in hand, the literary side of my brain has never been more ‘zingy’. I welcome this new addition to my literary landscape with open arms.

I know that I said at the outset that I like to keep my weekend reading completely unscheduled, and for the most part I will continue to do so. But how could I resist not giving up a paltry Sunday afternoon once a fortnight, for a scheduled get-together with a new best friend?

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).

Comments

  1. stujallen (Twitter: stujallen)
    says:

    seem like a great sunday afternoon activity rob ,i love nothing more than skimming through my times on a sunday morning ,and reading the book reviews ,always enjoy the lrb when I get my hands on a copy ,all the best stu

  2. Iris (Twitter: irisonbooks)
    says:

    The London Review of Books. Somehow just the name makes me want to read it?

    • Rob (Twitter: robaroundbooks)
      says:

      If we’re going solely on name Iris, then I’d be sitting reading the NEW YORK Review of Books. Trouble is, the subscription rate is still a little high for me for that one 🙂

      Regardless of name though, I know you’d enjoy the LRB mag.
      Warmest
      Rob

  3. The perfect Sunday. Love your mug, by the way! 😉

    • Rob (Twitter: robaroundbooks)
      says:

      Well, if you love the mug Colin, get yourself into a branch of Waterstones ASAP. They have them going for a absolute steal of a price right now, £2.25.
      Warmest
      Rob