One of the greatest pleasures I experience daily is the pleasure I gain from reading books, especially classic novels.
I read plenty of other material, too, including non-fiction, news, reports of legal cases, etc.
But the simplest, best value ongoing, unceasing pleasure is from listening to and reading novels, especially those considered to be ‘classics’.
And when you consider the tiny cost of such books, I derive even greater pleasure.
I have a Kindle device, and most of my reading is done on my Kindle. I am not a member of the school who believe there is nothing that compares to having a physical book in your hand. Quite frankly, I don’t get it. I use my imagination.
But I digress.
Many of the classic books can be obtained for free from Amazon. And even if you must pay you can expect to pay less than €5.
Unsurpassed value for money, indeed. And an ever-present little pleasure in my daily life.
I am listening to ‘Anna Karenina’ on audiobook at the moment. And the ten-minute drive to and from my office every day is something I look forward to so that I can listen to my book.
I am reading ‘War and Peace’ so that is my reading in the evening and when I go to bed. And I always have two books on the go at any one time: one audiobook, one Kindle book.