Saturday, 7 May 2011

One small step for a new blogger....

Since I eat , drink, and sleep thinking about books - I think I may as well try to write about books in a sort of half grown up way...

I'm currently reading Maggie O'Farrell's -The hand that first held mine - which I read half way through some time last year, and then completely ran out of time, and had to return it unfinished to the library....something I hate doing - I always feel a bit guilty when I can't finish a good book - although, I never feel guilty about leaving a bad book unfinished. I've now got my hands on a paperback copy of my own - so the Darjeeling is brewing, and Jaffa is poised and ready to find out what happens next...... !!

I love the dual time element to the story - and am completely enamoured of the new baby, and perfectly remember that absolutely exhausted feeling of caring for a newborn - I gave a sigh of relief when he finally got a name....

This time I'm determined to finish the book, after all it won the Costa Award for 2010 and deserves to be given its own place on my bookshelf.


  1. sounds good! What is Darjeeling?

    Lainy x

  2. Lainy - Darjeeling is called the champagne of teas - picked in the foothills of the Himalayas and sold in most supermarkets - it's quite delicious !

    Jo x


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