Not the best of photographs but early morning is not the best time to take photo's in my little cottage.
On the table today are the two books I have just completed Sarah Butler's Ten Things Learnt About Love & Marjorie Celona's Y. Both of these had been residing on my bookshelf for some time. Ten Things Learnt About Love tells the story of Alice and Daniel. Alice has returned home from travels abroad when she learns that her father is gravely ill. Her mother died when she was just four years old leaving her father to raise her and her two older sisters. Daniel is a homeless man whose one wish would be to find his daughter he has never met. You soon realise that these two have one common link. It was a great book as a debut novel but at times did seem to loose it's way a little but I'm sure Ms Butler will go onto produce more great works in the future. Y is set in Canada and tells the story of Shannon a young girl who was abandoned by her mother outside the YMCA when she was just hours old. Shannon is put into foster care but is eventually adopted by Amanda a single mother of a little girl just a little older than herself. Her one wish as she gets older is to find out her true identity. Quite an emotive book in places as you follow her journey in finding the truth.
On my kindle I have now downloaded my return to my childhood read The Anne of Greengables Collection by Lucy Maud Montgomery. These were some of my favourite books as a child and I am looking forward to visiting these again. In fact I am up to chapter three already.
Also on the table is my little note book, I do have a little obsession for note books to add to the collection of all my other obsessions. In here I write down all the books I either buy or download to try and stop duplication, but I also like to keep a record of how many I buy across the year. I also make a note of the books I read each month in order to not miss out any on my blog. Since starting my blog I have purchased some 160+ books and have read around 120 and there is still plenty of space in my little book which means I can carry on buying more.....
It is number two son's birthday next week so yet another card has been purchased and posted. We have a lot of birthdays at the beginning of year in our household. I suspect my son would like to think I have enough savings to buy him a lovely car like this but I'm afraid he is out of luck unless he would like one from matchbox cars... My Hyacinths are coming into bloom and the smell is already just glorious. Last year they seemed to have grown rather tall & gangly which meant they had problems staying upright if anyone knows why this might be please leave me a comment in order that I don't make the same mistake again . And to finish off is my little blue cup and saucer. I am usually a cup of tea in a mug kind of girl but there are times when only a cup and saucer will do. I blame Kate over at Just Pootling who did a lovely anniversary giveaway last year which I was very fortunate to win and in so doing introduced me to the merits of a cup & saucer and Tea Pigs the every day brew is very nice but I am now rather hooked on the Lemon & Ginger flavor and there are still so many for me to try.
So here we are approaching the half way mark of February and already I have read my way through four books with the fifth underway.
For some of you it will be the half term holidays and for others that will be next week but whatever you are doing during the holidays I hope you still find a little me time to indulge in a little reading.