Spring is almost with us, the trees are starting to flower and it is definitely feeling warmer. Its also my Mum’s Birthday again, but unlike last year, there is no party to go to and everything has to happen via the mail, which thank goodness is being super efficient.
My work seems to have dried up, this is mainly due to the hospitals being under less pressure after this lengthy lockdown so is a good thing. I am enjoying the time off by going for long walks and reading lots and lots with a bit of spring cleaning whilst I listen to audiobooks.
Another six book week, I’m not quite sure how I am managing this but its probably due to my not watching much TV for the past month or so. Its amazing how much of a time suck that is.
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A great story about two women, one a movie star of the title who is 80 years old and telling her life story to a the second woman who is writing her biography. About love, being bisexual in the world of 1950’s Hollywood. The twist at the end was fairly easy to figure out, but that didn’t retract from it one bit..
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari
Fascinating and thought provoking. The history of humankind and our potential future designed evolution. It contains a wealth of information and is fairly dense and maybe a little too long for my liking despite the fact that the notes, references and a detailed index take up the last 30% of the book.
by Matt Haig
Ok this guy has some issues. Anxiety and depression seem to be his main problems and he’s not alone. They aren’t something I personally suffer from but many people I come across in my personal and professional life do. There is a lot for a non-mentally ill person to get from this book, like how unplugging and going for a walk can really help lift your mood. Its funny and informative at the same time.
Clutter Free : Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space
by Kathi Lipp
Pretty useful information but I was a bit put off by her preaching and dropping bible quotes all over the place. I don’t feel it added anything useful to the subject. That aside, this book has inspired me to reduce most of the random stuff in my house, I just have to wait for the charity shops to start accepting donations again.
by Ruth Hogan
I so wanted to adore this book as much as I have her previous ones but unfortunately it didn’t quite do it for me. I never connected with the characters and at 65% in I had to make myself sit down and finish it. This may well be due to the fact that there are soooo many characters in this book, and although they are all fairly well developed, I just didn’t care about any of them. The ending was good though.
by Marie Kondō
Short and sweet. I don’t necessarily agree with everything she says but I intend to try out her method over the summer and blitz my house. I did baulk at her describing her method of tearing pages out of books to keep parts she wanted, that’s sacrilege!!
Well here’s my plan for next week.
- Tuesday – TTT Spring Cleaning Special – Books I Need to Read to Get My House In Order.
I will be linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer , Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews, The Sunday Salon at Readerbuzz and then It’s Monday What are you Reading at The Book Date.