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Reading Diary: Saturday, 16 February 2019

11.26 – Well, I did the things I NEEDED to do this morning. I did the grocery shopping, bought a present for my daughter’s friend, who is having a birthday party, and I even found time to pop into the charity shop. After a few fruitless trips lately, today I found a few books I actually wanted. The first books I bought this Feb! I am so impressed with myself!

1902 book haul charity

I bought four books. The first one I picked up was Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier. I have three Daphne du Maurier books now, including a short story collection, so it is about time I read one of her books. Don’t you think?

I bought a couple of mass market paperback Dick Francis books. I used to really enjoy his books as quick fun reads and since these were only €0.25 per book I decided to get them.

Finally, I saw The Secret History by Donna Tartt sitting on the shelf. I have heard so many good things about that book. That one was €1.

So I spent €2 on four books. Not too bad.

1902 Bardugo Siege and StormI have just read a couple of chapters of Siege and Storm, which I am STILL reading. My reading has been pretty slow lately – I have had too much going on in my life! It took me a while to get into the Grishaverse again. I am on page 244 now, just about to start chapter 16 and I do like it. I just find it hard to concentrate on it for some reason.

I have not read Centaur for a few days, but I am sure I will continue soon. I have read just over a third of that one.

MacKinnon, Skye - Winter PrincessBecause I found it hard to concentrate on Siege and Storm I started a light read on my Kindle, which is Winter Princess by Skye MacKinnon. This is a so-called ‘reverse harem’ book, which basically means it is about a girl with a number of love interests. How racey! It is a bit smutty, but I don’t mind that. The writing is not that great, but it is a fun time and light enough that it reads away pretty easily. It does not take itself too seriously either, I don’t think. I hardly ever read books like this, so it makes a fun change for sure. When you are on the slumpy side, this kind of book does help. I am just over halfway.

I have been writing a bit lately, which also eats into my reading time. I go through phases with my writing. I love it when I go through a creative spell, but now, with lots going in life, it’s not the best time!

(My mum just rang. They are coming around this afternoon to do some chores. There goes my reading time 😉 )

Fingers crossed I will finish at least one book this weekend!

The weather is absolutely beautiful  –  I do love beautiful sunny winter days. It is not cold either. I think it’s going to go up to 12 or 13 degrees today, which is pretty warm for the time of year. I am not complaining!

19.25 – Well, it’s been a minute! Despite slaving away outside for most of the afternoon, I did get a decent amount of reading done since I got in. I finally really got into Siege and Storm and I only have about 60 pages to go now. I may finish today – you never know! I certainly did not expect to, but it is in the realm of possibility.

It’s all go on the equine front here. I have a couple of people interested in buying my colt foal Moon. I know he needs to go, but it makes me feel sad as well. We are looking at a shetland pony tomorrow to keep my pregnant Irish Cob mare company and to be my daughter’s best friend.

23.30 – I am about to go to bed. After my optimism earlier, I did not get any more reading done. Hopefully I will be able to finish Siege and Storm tomorrow.

I am off to bed now. Goodnight! xx

 

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