I have been a little quiet on my blog for the last few weeks mainly because my twins started nursery school on Wednesday. Reading has taken a bit of a back seat to days out, cuddles and epic amounts of Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 (how sad is the end of Toy Story 3??). I’m now a bit emotionally drained and am trying desperately to get over the fact that my babies are growing up and taking their first steps towards independence.
So, there’s a back to school vibe here at 746 Books and despite the lovely weather here in Northern Ireland, it’s safe to say that summer is officially over – as is my 20 Books of Summer Challenge.
Or, to be specific, my 16 ½ Books of Summer Challenge.
That’s right, I didn’t manage all 20, but I think that 17 (well, nearly 17!) is none too shabby. I went from the sublime (The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox) to the ridiculous (Hollywood Wives) and made the rookie mistake of taking it easy at the start of the summer then having to play catch up with my reading plans. My ½ book is The House of Mirth which I should be finished by next week and then I’ll be getting all spooky as I start The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson as part of RIP IX. I will try to read the three books I didn’t get round to, but I am quite looking forward to having the freedom to choose what I fancy reading next rather than what I’ve set myself to read.
Thanks to you all for supporting me on my 20 Books Challenge, it was always going to be tight as to whether or not I got all 20 read, but I’ll know better for next year!