Happy Long Weekend! It’s exactly what I’ve been needing, a few days to get some serious reading (and relaxing!) done, so fingers crossed the kids allow it!
I want to talk "To Be Read" lists...is yours a mile long, just like mine??
I find that I am lured in by new books when I visit bookstores - the physical book in front of me just can't be avoided, and the smug feeling I get as I exit with a new book in a crisp bag, knowing I'm going home to delve into a new world...but my TBR list just sits there staring longingly at me, and I just never quite get to it. So, I've vowed to cross one off every month (or so!), to try and take the guilt out of it (am I the only one who has this guilt??!!).
So, I’ve started small and picked up a Penguin Classic this week: The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry...have you read it? It’s been on my list for a while and I've been putting it off until my daughter is a bit older so we can read it together, but I recently thought “No! Now is the time!”.
Have you been putting off reading something on your TBR pile lately? I challenge you: pick it up, make a start, it’ll make you (and your list) feel lighter! Which will you read first?
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Slightly off track, but Season 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale aired last night - did you watch it?? I had tears in my eyes when the applause started for Emily! I'm so excited to see what the rest of the season brings.
I’m hanging out for Margaret Atwood’s new work “The Testaments” to see how she sees the world of Gilead evolving. We know that you are all keen for us to take pre-orders for this (released in September), but we’re waiting to see when it will be released in paperback, as hardcover is quite pricey, so will keep you posted.
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Signing off, hoping you get plenty of time to relax & recharge this weekend!