So, week two and day eight roll around and we're still going... And the challenge today is to name A series everyone should read. Now I struggle with this concept. Why should everyone read the same thing? Why would one series - which is a massive investment of time - be something everyone should read? Why should anyone read… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge: Day Eight!
Oh the books. The piles of books. The new books coming out. The unread books still waiting. So, this week I have found myself with four books on the go, simultaneously: waking and alert, I'm continuing Daisy Johnson's Everything Under and as I drive I'm listening to Esi Edugyan's Washington Black from the Man Booker Shortlist; and… Continue reading Reading Update: 14th October
A new start to the school year, and a new stage of life as my little one heads into school - real school, Reception Year, for the first time. I had no idea how tough that would be for her - or for me. And, one week, she was poorly on top of everything else;… Continue reading Weekly Reading Round-Up: 28th September
Ah the Summer Holidays. Every year I begin it with ambitious plans to catch up on the blog, the housework, the gardening, my TBR list - pile - mountain, planning for next year.... Every year, those six weeks stretch out with the promise of that most elusive thing: time, opportunity, leisure. And every year, it… Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: 26th August 2018
It is here at long last! The summer holidays! We - and all other teachers - survived! And golly it has been a heck of a year! So, the upside: more time to read! Insofar as a five year old will let me! Less issues for reading past my bedtime! The downside, and it's a… Continue reading Weekly Round Up: 30th July 2018