My theory is that I should be reading far more books than I currently do. And I would... if I stopped reading about other people's lives and went to bed about an hour earlier every night.
Nevertheless, just imagine how much less I'd read if I were on Facebook more. :)
This was a good month - I read 6 books, 2 of them non-fiction (my standing goal is 1 non-fiction a month)
From the right...
It is indeed life-changing. I'm writing a series of posts on the Organising Queen blog. Have a read there.
2. My husband next door
This one wasn't my favourite Catherine Alliott - I enjoyed others of hers much more.
3. The Royal We
Oh my word, I was/ am so disappointed in this book. I wrote a ton in my Goodreads review but basically, this book could have been at least 100 pages shorter and then I think if you're a fan of royalty, you may have enjoyed it.
I really didn't like any of the characters which, as I'm learning fast, is a big thing for me. If you can't make me care about who I'm reading about, what's the point?
4. Sowing the seeds of love
Oh MY! Now this one is a gem. I read it in less than a day. Lovely characters, interesting story, delightful.
And from the library, so FREE!
5. How am I smart?
This one is from my very own bookshelf - yay! At this rate, if I don't #konmari them all, I'll be reading from my bookshelf til I'm about 50...
This is a great book about the 8 multiple intelligences, one of my little passions. There is a more serious book (very boring) which I read a good 10 - 12 years ago so this wasn't a complete aha, but if I'd never heard of these concepts, I'd give a solid 4 stars.
I'm waiting for D to read so we can analyse the kids and ourselves :)
6. All the single ladies
This one was better the more I got into it. My first book by the author and I will read more!
The gold stars this month go to 1 and 4 and the demerit definitely goes to 3.
Some interesting tidbits:
I made an abandoned shelf in Goodreads prompted by number 3 above that now has a grand total of two books on it (enough of bad books). I finished 3 but I wished all the way through that I was strong enough to abandon it.
And then after reading number 4, I thought, "THIS is what a book should be like. No more of this messing around" so I abandoned another library book I'd started and one on the ipad.
Do you find it easy to abandon books? I'm not talking about putting aside because you are not in the right frame of mind for it, but true "I really am not enjoying this book AT ALL and I kind-of want to stab myself in the eyes if I have to read any more of it..."