The Plan


I’d love to take off for a year with all the books which are sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read. I have in excess of 100 books gathering dust, paper yellowing and covers fading. I’d love to find a place in the sun, by the sea and on the west coast of whichever patch of land I can find and I wouldn’t come back until I’ve read them all.

This Suitcase Full of Books plan is not the only thing that I want. The essence of it is that I want freedom. I don’t want to be tied to being anywhere or doing anything at any time. So although I’d like to spend a year reading all the books I’ve always wanted to read, I also want to do a whole load more things.

But for now, I’ll just start reading wherever and whenever I can and make a dent in that buckling shelf.