What I’m reading and Another Date with The Blind Date Book Company, lucky me!

“One more chapter…” I whispered to myself, two hours ago…

In a perfect world, an ideal evening for me would go something like this.  I light the open fire, dim the lights, light the candle, pour myself a glass of red wine and crack open a great book and lose myself in it for a good couple of hours.

Reality is; We’ve got a gas fire {a great one, though!}, Paul doesn’t like the smell of the new candle I’ve bought, {I on the other hand LOVE it}, I’ve given myself a little pep talk about the wine and I’ve got two Bois who think their Mam loves it when they wrestle and fight IN HER FACE!…

Joking aside, I do love a good book.  And I love the wine…  ;)

Current reads {pretty sure there’s a few missing};

:: Wild: A journey from lost to found.  At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America – from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state – and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise – a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet.  Such an inspirational read!  And one that has also given me confidence when out running etc. by myself.  A couple of times I’ve gone “Heck! Cheryl Strayed walked all of those thousands of miles all by herself…pretty sure I can venture into this forest/up this mountain ok…”  You think I’m joking, I’m not…

:: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.  Late to the party on this one, I know.   Set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.  “Scout” returns home to hear some disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her.

::  Five Give Up The Booze by Enid Blyton.  This was a Christmas present from my boss.  I’m not sure if she’s trying to tell me something or not… It was quite funny on Christmas Day when the Mother In Law was round and seeing the book on the sofa, she picked it up and said to the bois “Oooh, Enid Blyton!  My Favourite!  I loved her when I was your age, bois.  Which one of you lucky bois got this?!”.  It’s a funny read…nearly as funny as the Mother in Law…hahah!

And then onto my Blind Date Book!  Complete with a cup of tea and the letter you receive with each one…

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But there was also a little something else too…

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I got a SIGNED copy!  Day.  Made.  I read Jenny Blackhurst’s first book, How I Lost You, as fast as I’m getting through this one, I’m sure.  They are definitely “page turners” these books!

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:: Before I let You In : Karen is meant to be the one who fixes problems.  It’s her job, as a psychiatrist – and it’s always been her role as a friend.  But Jessica is different. She should be the patient, the one that Karen helps.  But she knows things about Karen. Her friends, her personal life. Things no patient should know.  And Karen is starting to wonder if she should have let her in . . .

Cerys is also starting to wonder what to read next…so, hit me with some recommendations please! ;)

Update :: I finished Before I let You In last night – the twist at the end?!  I didn’t see that coming.  Read it, people!

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