In November I went on a spree in the local library leaving with eleven books, as seen below, winding my way through a couple of carefully selected shops to get myself some seasonal treats on the way home. You can all rest assured that the chocolate reindeer was dealt with appropriately, that the pumpkin moisturiser was as luxurious as hoped and the the pecan candle has been working hard through the long cold nights. But what about the books I hear you say….
Since bringing home my haul I have successfully read;
- Mrs England by Stacey Halls
I have devoured these three books and happily read them all – please do enjoy my reviews of them on the blog.
I am currently half way through reading;
- Reasons to Live by Matt Haig
This is a book which I have been dipping in and out of since it lends itself well to small chunks of reading, not being a story so much as an educational insight into his mind during his illness. I particularly enjoyed the section regarding things people say to depressives that they don’t say to people with other illnesses. I may have shown that particular section to more than a couple of friends.
I have not yet read;
- Losing Our Minds
- Poem For The Day
- Makers Curse, Trudi Canavan
- Saving The Day, Katie Fforde
- The Book Of Two Ways, by Jodi Picoult
- The Twelve Dates of Christmas, by Jenny Bayliss
- What Are We Doing About Zoya by Anisha Bhatia
My loan time unfortunately ran out, at which point I learnt how to renew my loans online, and stumbled accross the dangerous world of the E-Book Library. I am currently reading ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ by Matt Haig on the Borrow Book App on my phone, and have several other books on ‘my list’.
I also discovered the ability to reserve books on line, and found a handful of books that I have been specifically looking to read, having head fab things about them from the book twitter world. I now have four books waiting for me at the library, one E-book to read on the app, seven books I haven’t yet started reading and one that I am only halfway through. how did this happen?
I shall check back in soon with progress on the library haul. I can only say that the lack of progress so far can mainly be attributed to ‘Makers Curse’ by Trudi Canavan. Having this book in my TBR pile has prompted a re-read of nearly every books she has ever written in the last month, putting an abrupt halt on the reading of my new exciting books in favour of my beloved comfort books. The balance challenge is real.