Monday, 7 July 2014

I Must Confess- What I am not reading

The prompt for last weeks I Must Confess was What are you reading??  In my case what am I not reading. What books do I have as lovely coffee table ornaments.

The only thing I have read by lately has been home readers.  By the truck load.  Kindy Kid brings home a new batch every Monday and I read them so I know what they are then he reads them to his brothers or by himself because he can read and doesn't need any help.  (I don't know where he gets his stubbornness from!!)

I am loving the fact he can read.  Such an awesome thing to see this year is his ability grow and grow.  It makes the reading of the most mundane books worth it!!  Except when he brought home 2 of the same book and insisted on reading them both as he didn't believe me that they were the same.  Then there was the Melting Ice book which tipped me over the edge one day with its boringness.

He loves to read and that is the biggest win!!

I only have myself to blame for my lack of reading.  I can't just pick up a book if I have a spare few minutes as I need to be sitting comfortably and in silence with zero distractions.  I need to be able to be completely lost in the book.

I have been reading the same book for at least 7 months  It is a great read however I have read the same chapter about 5 times as I pick it up and can't remember where I am up too.  I need to get it finished as apparently they are making a movie out of it which is coming out in October.

I also need to get this one finished as I have a new one on my to read list.  Returning by Francesca Writes Here or Francesca Suters!!

Francesca is an Australian blogger who has not long  published her first novel and she was kind enough to sign me a copy I had purchased.

The blurb on the back sounds absolutely intriguing and I cannot wait to read it.  Hopefully sooner rather than later.

I read one whole book while we were in Fiji which was a Tess Gerritsen.  I started reading another John Grisham but never got it finished while we were away.

I know one day I will be able to read like before the kids came along.  I can't wait to sit and devour a whole book in one sitting.  Nothing better than a cold rainy day and a book.  For now though I will keep reading all the kids books as getting the kids to not only read but enjoy it is my main priority for the next little while.

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  1. I really wasn't a big fan of Gone Girl. It just left me feeling pretty empty, and I didn't like the ending at all. About the only thing it had gone for it was that I really didn't see the end coming!

  2. I am not and haven't read anything for ages! I wouldn't mind having a crack at Francescas book though. I have to get my hands on a copy :)

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  3. I read my first book in over two years on the weekend and I'm looking forward to getting back to book reading. I've heard bits and pieces about Gone Girl so will be putting it on my must read list. Hope you finish it soon.

  4. I'm with you - I have lots of awesome books to read, like the one from Francesca and just recently Kelly Exeter's one Your Best Year Yet, although will make a start on it because it's not a novel and can pick up and take off where ever I want! x

  5. I have to admit publicly that I have a reading problem. My kids bought me a Kindle for my birthday which I was a little wary of. But having decided to bite the bullet and become all modern-like with my reading I am totally addicted. I get sent a daily deal by Amazon which offers a book for a dollar or two and I keep buying them. I have way too many books to read in the near future and yet I'm still checking out the daily deal just in case I miss out on something good.

  6. I'm currently reading Game of Thrones. I love the show and need to know more, so I am making time to read. But before that I haven't read (other than blogs) in so so long!

  7. I have read more in the last couple of months due to pregnancy insomnia during the night. I find reading a book helps me to drift off back to sleep again. Love hearing that your little man can read and enjoys it. I can't wait for the day when my daughter can read back to me.

  8. I read one of my trashy romance novels on Saturday night while on holidays - it was great to get lost in the story for a few hours!


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