Today is an odd day.

Today is an odd day.
My family got some bad news yesterday and it's thrown me a little.
I'm more confused about what to think about it than anything,
but I'm so excited that it's finally mine and Thomas's week off together...
Which is conflicting.
I think I need the break though now - from everything
a little time to regroup...
remember whats important
and forget about all the little things I'm worried about.
Especially as I'm beginning to think that this year is going to be a very tough one.

I was incredibly lucky to see some deer cross my path this morning though, I only had my crappy mobile, so the photos aren't great (you can kind of see them in the first two photos) but it was nice to just stand there, a little awe struck and watch the world go on around me for a little bit...

Sorry this post is a bit meh and uninformative, I wanted to sign off all excited and I am, especially about the guest posts, they are going to be amazing... and I really can't wait to spend all day with Thomas for the whole week... it's just more of a tame excitement now I guess.

Have a great week, enjoy the guest posts!

A small confession...

So, I have no inspiration for a post today and I thought, well now is as good a time as any to confess something...

I didn't read Half Broke Horses.

There, I said it...

I genuinely feel awful as I have never been part of a book club before and when I joined theSlow Readers Book Club I really wanted to enjoy the first book selected, however

I just couldn't get into it...

I got the book from the library, I read the first few chapters, I skipped to the middle and aptly read the sentence "we don't need another half broke horse around here" (it was something along those lines and what are the chances??) and finding no inspiration, I skipped to the end before reading the history of the author and her Grandmother (which was really quite interesting).

I really love reading but this book just didn't grab me at all - maybe because I don't really have much knowledge of American history to picture it? I don't know. I didn't hate what I read - I just didn't enjoy it and if a book doesn't grab me quickly enough I don't try to force myself to read it.

It has been interesting reading the other members reviews of it on the forum though and I am really looking forward to the next book - 'Alice I Have Been' by Melanie Benjamin- I managed to get an ebook of it so its going on my reader (my new favourite toy!) ASAP!

Hopefully I will be able to provide a proper review of the next book...