My reading has been a bit slow the last couple of weeks. In the evenings I have that difficult decision to make - do I read or do I craft? Do you have the same dilemma? Except, of course, when I am tucked up in bed either at night or in the morning there is no decision to be made - out comes my book (and, as of late, my reading glassess too!)
At the moment I am reading the above book, 'Bad Science' by Ben Goldacre. Ben is a medical doctor who unpicks the scientific and medical claims made by many drug companies and other advocates of less conventional medical treatments. A whole chapter of his book is devoted to Gillian McKeith. This book is a highly enjoyable read; Ben introduces and explains the process for conducting scientifically sound trials of 'new' medical/nutritional treatments but in a way that lay people can understand. It will certainly change your thinking of all those sensational high impact articles in the media loudly proclaiming that Vitamin X or pill Z will make you more intelligent, live longer and give you a better love life!!
I recently finished the above book 'Brideshead Revisited' - I blogged about it here saying how much I was looking forward to it but in truth I was a bit disappointed with it.
Like many other converts to the kindle,I absolutely love mine. It is so convenient for reading in the dark, on those winter mornings when I am awake before the sun rises and great for popping in your bag - you never know when you might get a moment to read!
The book above is one I picked up from a charity shop, 'Now we are sixty (and a bit)' by Christopher Matthew. The book cover has been designed to look a bit tatty. The book itself is full of amusing poems and pencil drawings. Here is one below.
And here is another example - you may just be able to read it.
And of course, being a lover of yarn, I do like the drawing below - the London underground marked out by wool!
Do you like reading? Have you a favourite book? What are you reading at the moment?