I mentioned serendipity in my last post, as that is what led me to a blog I hadn’t visited before, and a project ‘A Year in Books’ which is just what I need to rejuvenate my flagging spirits.
I’ve written before about my book habit, but over the years I’ve bought more and more books to feed the creative side of things, practical stuff, craft books, cookery books. My fiction reading has dwindled to 10 or 15 minutes a night in bed. Dozing off after a few minutes means that I end up rereading the same paragraph over and over trying to remember what is going on.
One of my decisions about slowing down and living in the real world a bit more was to put down the smart phone and pick up a book. This was why when I visited Penelope by the Sea on her lovely blog, L is for Love, I found she had discovered the perfect incentive on ‘A Circle of Pine Trees’.
Laura has created a reading project, nothing unattainable, of reading and sharing a book a month over the year. It can be shared on her blog via a linky button, on Instagram or Pinterest, a great way to find recommendations for new authors and books. All the details are in Laura’s post here, if you are interested in joining in.
My book for January is the latest Mark Haddon, which I bought on Liverpool Street Station on my way back from Aimee’s graduation a month ago (and hadn’t looked at since!) …
I made a start this morning in a packed hospital waiting room. Much better to get stuck into a book than fuming about my appointment being an hour overdue! So thank you to Laura for devising the idea, and for Penny for pointing me in the right direction…
Meanwhile, unlike so many other places in the UK, we had a glorious start to the day so I wandered round the garden with Higgins to see what was going on.
The snowdrops are nearly up!
There are primroses…
Onwards and upwards….see you soon…x