Scottish Gaelic 😁
I so wanted to really like this as I was a massive reader as a child and I like the author, but I found this too wordy and didn't have the patience. At the moment I want some fiction to race through...i may well return to it as quite a few of the books I had also read...
(My #netgalley copy was pants in terms of how its been published for Kindle, which didn't help...)
ARC from #netgalley.
#currentlyreading this account of memories of childhood reading. Not too far in so far but loving the references she makes to the books she read. And I read most of them as a child of the 70s/80s.
The author writes for The Guardian (UK) and I know her well from there and another book she wrote a while ago about getting married. She's quite witty which made that and this easy enjoyable reads.
Pub: 1 March 2018 by Penguin.
3 star read and I am pretty sure I've read this before on Kindle.
Set in 1950s NYC three women meet in a hotel for ladies of a certain social standing. Each are in the city to follow their own dreams, be it to be a writer, to escape the Midwest or to escape a strict unloving upbringing. This is a tale of friendship, love, self-development...an easy read for a winter evening.
Few chapters in and I like this. I relate to the Abigail character on a number of levels...
I've my reading light clipped to my book as we off to the in-laws tomorrow for Xmas and they don't do bedside reading lights (😦) plus I'm sharing a room with my 5 year old so need her to stay asleep tomorrow night 🎅
Whoop! Complete my #goodreads challenge for this year! 25 books read. Didn't set the bar too high this year 📚
2016 we had hygge; 2017 it's lagom. Lagom is a Swedish concept related to balance, "not too much, not too little" lifestyle concept. The book was pretty (nice photos) and there were cute ideas about how to get balance/sustainability in your life but ultimately it was the type of book that I'd borrow from the library rather than read again and again.
Just finished reading this #arc and I'd recommend it.
Two couples meet when their kids are babies and form a friendship. Things begin to unravel when one half of each couple become bored and attracted to one other. The plot becomes more twisted and complicated with increasing involvement and obsession.
Told from the point of view of the 4 main characters you get a good insight into their personalities & psychologies.
I don't normally wake up to a view of the mountains so taking full opportunity and reading in bed with the view in front of me.
We are staying in part of the region famous for Welsh slate mining. Sadly the kids are a bit too young for one of the underground tours of the mines.
#kindle #bed #mountains #Wales
Read Brooklyn by Colm Toibin a while ago. Managed to watch the film tonight. Book & film both v good ! 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Short but thought provoking read. The story of a marriage and the relationship and how that relationship is tested when the threesome fantasy is enacted. Interesting questions raised about marriage.
This was a #netgalley read from a while ago so I couldn't remember the context of the story so it was an surprising read 😉
New (to me) treat to try. My husband has taken our 5 year old on a canoe trip on the Dordogne river so me and my 3 year old are having a morning at the campsite