Newsprint and new books
I buy a newspaper every day. The Guardian, it is. And there's a lot of words to take in every day.
I've also got an awful lot of unread books stockpiled, and I've not managed to read a novel in nearly a year now. I need to catch up, though I've got enough to take me through my retirement as it is.
This morning I vowed that I would restrict my newspaper purchases to Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (I would restrict myself further if I didn't enjoy those days' inner sections so much.) This would give me some valuable extra time to bury myself within fictional texts again, to recharge the cores of my imagination.
I popped into the local shop for lunch. They were giving away a free books (Random House Vintage Classics) with each newspaper.
I brought three. Oops.
New book inventory: The Sorrow of War - Bao Ninh Nineteen Twenty-One - Adam Thorpe Lovely Green Eyes - Arnost Lustig
That will be... media (?) Monday, obviously technology Thursday (I like that too), Music and Film Friday, and just all the general loveliness on Saturday. But do you buy the Observer too? I try to especially when there is the music and food mags, and not so much for sport and wimmin. I might go so far as to controversially say that notwithstanding the above, the Saturday Guardian is a better "weekend read" than the Observer.