As you can see my little Rufus has been doing some very serious snow watching over the weekend. The four paws don't really know what to make of it, but Rufus decided the best place was the window sill under which is a radiator to keep a little boy warm.
With snow falling from the sky what else is a girl to do but have an extra hour in bed with a cup of tea and a biscuit and obviously the latest read.
I started both Kate Mosse's The Mistletoe Bride & other Haunting Tales and Lulu Taylor's Winter Folly
last week. As a rule I don't have more than one book on the go at a time as I confuse the characters, unless one is fiction and one is non-fiction when I can compartmentalize each one. I did however make an exception with these two because Mistletoe Bride was a book of short stories that I could read over a matter of days completing the last one yesterday. I read Winter Ghost last month which was my first reading of Kate Mosse. I always like ghost stories as a child which usually meant scaring myself witless in the process. I enjoyed Mistletoe Bride and the other short stories. Some were better than others but on the whole it was a good read.
I am now continuing with Winter Folly which crosses between present day and the past starting in 1965 when Alexandra Crewe's father forces her into a loveless marriage which she eventually runs away from after just 5 months and into the arms of her childhood friend Nicky Stirling air apparent to Lord Northmoor and the ancestral home of Fort Stirling.
In the present day John Stirling brings his young bride back to Fort Stirling where he struggles with demons of his past. His young wife Deliah is worried that such demons will destroy their marriage. She embarks on a journey to get to the truth about John's mother who John believes has died when he was a small boy.
This is my first Lulu Taylor read and so far I am enjoying this novel very much. I like books that take you back to the past in order to understand the present I am now 70% through and can't wait to get to the final twist.
Back in December I picked my selection of Winter Reads. There have been one or two queue jumpers of books given to me for Christmas which I have read over the past month.
From the original picks there are now four remaining which I am hoping to read at least two during February.
The Kindle purchases have continued to grow and one or two may be in line for reading this month, and I have of course yet to select my return to my childhood read which may be from my Kindle or a visit to my local Waterstones.
I can find it difficult to decide upon which books I will read next, it can depend on what sort of book I have just finished or even the mood I find myself in as to what will take my fancy next.
How do you pick a book to read?
I think it is a case of watch this space.
Happy reading one & all