I wanted to share with you two upcoming releases that I've recently enjoyed, children's fiction is so powerful in inspiring imagination and teaching readers important lessons and I think these two stories do both of these things beautifully.
Finishing Up 2022
New Year – New Project
For a while now I have been toying with the idea of expanding my TBR list to include books from around the world. Last year I made a new year's resolution to read a book from a different country every month, and while I broadly stuck to this, I don't feel like I gained what I wanted from the resolution. So, after some umming and ahhing, I've decided for the foreseeable future that each year I will focus on reading from two different countries, both fiction and non-fiction as well as watching films and tv shows, with the aim of improving my knowledge of those countries' histories and cultures.
The Best of 2021 – Part 2
The Best of 2021 – Part 1
Diary #6 – P.S. I Love Audiobooks
Diary #5 – Under Circe’s Spell
I made a new discovery this week, BorrowBox, the audiobook lending service, which I’m hoping will help me get through my INSANELY huge TBR. I also visited the National Theatre for the first time in what feels like forever to see Under Milk Wood. I still haven’t finished any physical books and to be honest went through a bit of a reading slump, but listening to audiobooks has definitely helped.
Diary #4 – Books and Booked
I didn’t manage to finish any books this week and quite frankly got into a bit of a slump with reading. I don’t know if it was the weather turning dull or that fact that I have a few more plans now, but my reading time definitely fell dramatically. Having said that when I did return to my books I was welcomed back with interesting and engaging writing. Oh and I got my first COVID vaccine so I’m pretty happy about that!