It's been three years (THREE YEARS) since my last post and boy have things happened in that time. I got pregnant (surprise!) and had a baby… then I went and did it again. So now I've got two boys, Zo aged 2 years and Zeke aged almost-8 months. Which means my reading time is almost down to zero. Since getting pregnant/having kids:
- I'm totally averse to movies with sub-titles, ironically unless they're English movies. Foreign films are just too hard to follow now that there's always something requiring my attention every few minutes - dirty nappies, a child who needs to be settled, dishes to be done, bottles that need sterilising, etc. But funny enough, these very things that make it so difficult to follow a movie purely through reading subtitles makes them really important to help me follow English movies. Go figure.
- I've become one of those people who are attached to their phones. I think it happened while breastfeeding - while it's great feeding time for the baby, it's downtime for me so I started checking Facebook, reading news sites, looking up things on Google, and next thing you know, the phone is now my go-to for just about anything - writing a shopping list, researching a new topic, finding a recipe and lurking around and seeing what my friends and acquaintances are up to.
And, as I mentioned, I'm not reading that much at the moment, which means the focus of my blog will probably need to shift a little. Or perhaps I need to consider whether a blog is necessary at all. I do own a diary after all, which I neglect just as much as this blog.
But for old times' sake, the books I've read this year include (all book club books!):
- Dodger by Terry Pratchett: fun romp, easy read.
- Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders: interesting read, learnt a bit about Oscar Wilde.
- The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman: beautifully told tragic story, had me heaving and ugly crying at the end.
Currently I'm reading the latest No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency book, The Minor Adjustments Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith.