Saturday, August 27, 2016
She is brutally honest about her anxiety and shyness, and made me smile when she talked about her family, her parents, brothers and sister in laws and nieces and nephews. With a variety of topics and lots of stories, the book came together that made it not feel like lots of disjointed essays. Instead I felt like I got to know a lot about her and liked her even more as a person. 4/5
Friday, August 26, 2016
I found the story and characters a bit forced. Maybe I wasn't quite in the mood for this book, but I found it a bit of hard work to get through. 2/5
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
It is a gentle novel, not much happens as we follow the family through the 20th century and I felt like I should be lying on a deckchair by the pool wearing a big floppy hat instead of reading it though a chilly winter week. 4/5
Monday, August 22, 2016
After a little hiatus it was nice to encounter some new music tonight. This was played on the news as the weather forecasts rolled up. Of course I had to google it - load it to my itunes and will play it non stop for the next month or so. It is a nice little feel good tune - something I need on the way to work.
Monday, August 01, 2016
I have been listening to lots of old music lately, and this still seems fresh to me even though it came out in 2007 . Funny how music can bring you straight back into another era a bit like a time machine, you can remember parties and faces from the past.