“A house without books is like a room without windows.”
What are you reading?....................
I have always been an avid reader. Although not so much in the last few years since having the boys.
I always have a pile of books by my bed though. An assortment of novels, biographies, gardening, sewing and crochet (when it comes to sewing and crochet I'm doing more reading than actual "doing"). We went to the library last week and came home with piles of books for myself and the boys. We have hardly been at all over the summer so there were lots of newbies in there. Mr H and I also read alot to Tom and George. There are books in their rooms and the playroom. We always make sure Bell has a book on the go and see that she reads every night before lights out. It definately has improved her reading and is a good way of settling down for the night.
Lately in the evenings when the kids are in bed I have been curling up with books and a cuppa and also stealing the odd afternoon when the boys are asleep or occupied with toys to read some more. I think with the cooler months coming I'm craving some good reads. I love my Irish Authors and anything set in England. Light murder mystery, travel and funny books on modern day lives and parenting are always a go for me. I've never been a fan of very violent, heavy or sad reads as I find it effects my mood. I remember reading the Diary of Anne Frank at school and was upset for days after finishing it. Are you the same?
I've just started a Nancy Mitford book Madame De Pompadour (first published in 1954). And I will be hunting out a book on Nancy Mitford too as her family and background are as interesting if not more so than the stories she writes!
So - bookwise whats on your bedside table? What are you loving right now?
Care to pass on any great recommendations?