Being a mum of 4 I literally get no time to myself. By the time they’re finally in bed, the tidying, never ending washing and dishwasher duties means it’s not long til bed for me. In a world full of technology, when I eventually sit down, I find it far too tempting to settle down with my phone. I’m not a fan of much on tv, but with social media, browsing shopping sites and googling anything that springs to mind, the time soon flies by and it’s off to bed.
But I love books. I always have since I was little. Nowadays all I seem to read are The Gruffalo, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Spencer Bear… you get the theme, I’m a mum of 4! Being a busy mum means my time is a precious commodity and I can’t even remember the last time I read a book.
That’s why this summer I have set myself a little reading challenge.
I am going to spend my spare time reading and I will review the books I read on my blog.
I recently found my Nook e-reader which has been missing for months, maybe longer! However there really is nothing quite like the look and feel of a REAL book.
Today I went to Waterstones and I could have spent hours in there. I duly headed straight to the children’s section and bought some new books there then I excitedly made my way upstairs to look for something for ME. I came away with 3 books!
I headed to non fiction, this has always been a favourite of mine. Seeking out Anne Frank’s diary was my mission, a book I haven’t read since my teens and have been wanting to read for ages.
The first book to catch my eye was
The Cruel Mother by Sîan Busby
The true story, a shocking and horrific act which is then investigated by future generations.
Chanel: An Intimate Life
A firm favourite brand of mine that I adore. I hope this rags to riches book lives up to my expectations.
I haven’t read Anne Frank’s diary since I was in high school. This certainly contributed to my love for reading and writing. Such a moving and powerful book. I’ve been wanting to re read this for a long time.