This blog is being posted very late on Sunday because I have spent the whole day baking brownies and cakes with my cousin and friends. We are now all in sugar dazes. But it was very much worth it and I now have two cake tins full of baked goods.
I lost my reading mojo a little bit this week, mostly because I was exhausted and took the quick train into work on which there is barely space to breathe never mind get a book out (any Londoners out there who are fans of the Central line?) rather than the quieter line where I always get a seat because that takes much longer to get in to work and thus I was getting more sleep. Work is horrendous at the moment due to interpersonal issues but I'm hoping that a change of venue for the next few weeks might sort out my motivation, both for my job and my reading.
I did manage to read Shattered Icon, by Bill Napier, whose positive review is mostly due to being partly set in the UK and especially Oxford, one of my favourite cites, and Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger, which was beautiful and fully deserving of its Booker Prize (which I can only say because I haven't read any of the other submissions that year!)
I've got two new additions this week, both of which I'm quite excited about – they'll be in tomorrow's post!