Possibly one thing that I wish I did more is to finish a book! Gone are the days where my mum would open my bedroom door before she went to bed to find me on the last few pages of a book I had started a couple of hours before hand.
Although she wouldn’t be happy I was still up, the fact that I got great pleasure from a book satisfied her a little.
I have been brought up with books everywhere, and they have always been a big part of my life. I still remember being taken to book fairs with my grandparents and looking around at books that were older than me, probably even older than my grandparents. The smell too! The smell of old books is a childhood favourite of mine!
Many of those books can easily be considered pieces of art, possibly hand printed. The binding held together so finely and so delicate that you knew the book had been well loved by the previous owners.
It may sound strange, but an old book can tell many more stories than those inside and I find it a great shame that books these days are just seen as a throw away item and people no longer treasure those books that would bring back so many childhood memories.
If only one book, what would bring back such fond memories for you?
All the best