Between one Monday and the next sometimes feels very short and some feel long. This week feels like it went on forever, mainly because of so much happening here in NZ in terms of a volcanic eruption that caused so much suffering for those who happened to be right there. Tourists were caught up in it. So very hard and sad.
On a different note we had our Christmas extended family gathering on Saturday. Family came from some distance away from around the country, some flying in, some driving all day. I loved seeing all the young ones. I came home though exhausted and spent all day Sunday recovering, hardly even feeling like even reading. Such is the introvert way of life!
In this photo I love how there I am sitting on the floor videoing on my iPad and my sister-in-law has a snap of that from behind us. Santa is busy with the gift giving for the littlies. Note the summer Christmas!
What I read last week:
I finally finished listening to this book. It was very good on audio. While I found the poverty and its consequences so heart breaking, the heroine Cussie Mary was such a kind hearted and good woman. Oh the prejudice got to me too. I found very little similarities between this and Jojo Moyes Giver of Stars apart from setting and being about the book women (and some men) who brought books in the 1930’s in the Kentucky hills.
I also read these. Never Have I Ever was good – a little different and thought provoking. Runaway is up for review in January.
What I am reading now:
A little way into this – intriguing and a little different to what I usually read but a little stretch is good now and then.
Will start listening – hopefully to day to this. “They” are all saying how good it is!