Summer seems to be an ideal time to catch up on reading, especially on holiday when you have a little more time. I hardly ever read, which is shameful. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, just that there always seems to be something else to be done first. So this summer, I was determined to catch up with some reading. I even put it on my bucket list!
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My first selection to take on holiday was this little lot:
It seems I’m having a bit of a self-improvement phase! In fact, I finished the Mindset book, loaned to me by Toby’s teacher, before we left for France. I really enjoyed the concept of growth mindset over fixed mindset, and the examples given in different walks of life. I must admit to feeling that the author laboured the point somewhat, however, finding myself thinking ‘ok you’ve convinced me, now tell me what to do about it!’.
Once we arrived in France we went to a place we visit regularly, called the Hope Foundation. It’s kind of a charity shop in several barns, with delicious cakes thrown in for good measure! They have a whole barn full of books which are all 1Euro each, and I find it very hard to resist. I adore books, despite rarely finding time to read them!
So, the first week I bought the following:
I’m really in the mood for Dawn French! But I actually read ‘It’s Me Or The Dog’ first as I felt we needed some help with our own little pooch who, at two years old, still has a lot to learn!
The next time I went to the Hope Foundation or ‘Doggy Place’ as my kids call it, I was further tempted, and had a bit of a Jojo Moyes Fest! I don’t even know whether I like her writing, but am tempted by the blurb and the popularity of her work.
Have you read anything of hers?
So, this is just a little evidence and rambling to say, you don’t have to be reading the latest thing to enjoy some summer reading. It is also a great opportunity to catch up on things you wish you had read before, or to do a little learning or self-improvement when the time allows. Or even when it doesn’t!
Make time for yourself, even if you’re not on holiday. I’m sure you won’t regret it!
What are you reading at the moment? Would you recommend it?
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