Reading vs. Running

Much of the early months of 2012 were taken up with blogging; reading, writing reviews and navigating my way around Twitter – sourcing appropriate people to follow and creating a platform from which my views on books were heard. Having spent January writing a review each and every day, before ticking off five of the BBC’s Top 100 Reads later in the year, reading and writing have consumed much of my spare time thus far this year.

However, having recently signed up to partake in a 10k Race for Life in July, much of my reading has, to my dismay, been replaced with running. While I used to be a member of my school’s cross-country team, that was over a decade ago and it’s fair statement to say I absolutely loathe running. However, having finished Pride & Prejudice – a feat I never thought I would accomplish – I felt it was time to set myself a new challenge, thus signing up to run 10k in aid of Cancer Research.

And so, while I used to rise early in the morning to indulge in my favourite past-time of reading in bed with a cup of hot, sweet tea, the early morning alarm now brings with it the dread of having to head to Clapham Common and pant my way round its perimeter. Hence my recent lack of presence on both my blog and Twitter. However, having managed to run my first 10k over the weekend and with an impending holiday to Croatia, I’ve decided to dedicate a bit of time and TLC to The Unlikely Bookworm. Please continue to check back for book reviews, and as always, any book recommendations are always gratefully received!

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