I feel guilty about this, because I have mountains of excellent books at hand. I'm not wasting my time reading rubbish.
I am just spending too much time sitting at the computer. Too much time, in fact, looking at cute cat pictures which in turn chastise me for not reading good books.
Discipline! What I need is discipline. It wouldn't hurt to have a sad-eyed black cat like the Bear (above) instead of my resident voluptuary, Crumpet, who considers napping the highest form of self-improvement.
No more excuses -- I will finish the Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St. Aubyn by the end of this week. I love reading, and these books are superb. It's pure laziness on my part. Switching off the computer now.