Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I certainly have, busy, busy and busier. Family and friends seemed to appear from nowhere this year. The house was never empty, wonderful to catch up with others and generally have some stimulating and fun conversations but …Yes I know there is always a but, I had just finished my writing course and I was buzzing, all I wanted to do was write. Never really got a minute to myself but oh I love Siri on my new ipad, it lets me leave messages to myself. Although some of my ideas did not write up as well as I said them..it was still a great way to get them down without a family or friend wanting to ‘see’ what I was writing which FYI I hate!
Finally last week I got my time and house back to myself, was getting to grouchy stage with all the friendliness around, shameful I know but I am sure others get overdosed on people at this time of year, NO? Oh well I do! Then what did I do, stupidly agreed to play beach volley ball, not something I am good at and to prove that I had a very swollen and sore hand for a week. No typing and no writing! So got my squishy cushion, sun parasol and sat reading on the beach.
Now I have eventually succumbed to technology and I love it. I have a kindle and downloaded the App onto my ipad, absolutely fantastic will never be without them but ( yes another one) when I need cheering up I want a book, to hold and get absorbed into. So I went rooting around my shelves and found Sabriel by Garth Nix, Book 1 of a trilogy. I have read this set of books a number of times and like my old friends I enjoy their company and can rely on them to cheer me up. Sabriel is a story of magic and of girl who come into magic and her destiny. A good read by a excellent author.
Does anyone else wander through their bookcases or are they now obsolete in the modern home? I love the comfort they offer, the memories I share with the books on those shelves, just having them there is like a cosy blanket. Let me know your thoughts on bookshelves and kindles.