My fellow Hong Konger, Norbyah, www.imanorbyah.blogspot.com, awarded my blog the Liebster Blog Award. What is this award? Well, it is simply an award that is passed on to another blog that has less than 200 followers. Part of the deal is that I have to write a blog informing my audience of five things about myself and pass the award onto other blogs.
I have decided to break down my 5 fascinating (!) things about me for the coming five Mondays. Here is number one:
I am a book snob.
I read a lot. I often have five books on the go at once: next to my bed; in my work bag; next to the bath; a thinner one in my handbag; and one on the living room shelves. It is the same deal with magazines and newspapers. With magazines, (I only read ‘Time’, ‘The Monthly’, ‘The Economist’, ‘The New Yorker’, ‘Newsweek’ and ‘The Monocle’) I tag the pages I plan to read and pop them in a folder. With newspapers, I cut out interesting and informative articles and place them in another folder to read in the very near future. You just never know where or when you’ll have the opportunity to read – and I don’t want to waste a moment.
With that said, I will not waste my time reading something that I think is a waste of my brain space or energy. This often happens to be books that: find themselves on best seller lists; have a cult following; and lack any literary stance whatsoever.
I may have just lost a few followers on my blog with the above statement …
Here is a list of some of my current reads:
I’m often asked if I get the narratives mixed up. Simple answer to that, no. I just retake the position I left when I last picked up the book. Yes, I am an OPEN book snob, and proud of it!