I am pretty sure I am finally coming out of my slump, which was mainly managed by reading YA and romance books – it does work to keep it on the lighter side in times like these!
I am currently reading Dutch Girl by Robert Matzen, which is out tomorrow (and I hope to finish it tomorrow!). It is basically a biography of Audrey Hepburn during WWII in The Netherlands and so far I really love this book. It interweaves Audrey’s story with the story of the war in the particular area where she lived so well. Although I grew up in The Netherlands and lots of time was spent on WWII in history classes, this is teaching me new things and being focussed on a small, but important area during the war makes it very in depth and interesting. It’s a very human tale of war and how war affects a person, and how it affects everyone. I am 74% in and so far I am impressed with the research and the writing of this biography. Absolutely fascinating and I am learning so much about Audrey Hepburn and what she had been through.
I finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater yesterday. This is the third book in The Raven Cycle and I enjoyed it, if not quite as much as the first two books. I plan on reading the final book, The Raven King, in May.
I did start Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan a week or so ago, and after I finish Dutch Girl I will dedicate more time to that one in the coming week.
I had a nice meal out in the village with some friends last night, which was good fun! Caught up on all the gossip (and let me tell you there was some, though none involving me of course). I dyed my hair ginger yesterday and a couple of people thought that was (and I quote) ‘so you’. I have no idea what that means. They said the same thing when I rocked up in my dungarees the other day. I swear, I live in a such a rural community that any expression of self is deemed as quirky. Well, just let me be quirky then! I have no problem being the oddball.
My daughter’s spring holidays start on Good Friday, so she will be off for two weeks. I am not sure whether that will have a positive or negative influence on my reading!
My Irish Cob mare Freda is showing no sign of thinking about foaling anytime soon. The foal has been very active and Freda is looking well, so hopefully everything is still going as it should. The farrier is coming this week to do her and Pippin’s hooves.
And poo, I have to do my taxes 😦
Apart from that, we are taking it easy this week, I hope! I would really like to be able to read a ton if I can.