Books have always been a large part of my life. I can remember loving books for as long ago as I remember. Life was so much simpler when I was a little girl growing up in the early 1950's (yes, really, that long ago!!) and we certainly didn't have the amount of toys that the little ones have these days.
I can still remember going to bed on the eve of my birthdays, and being SO excited, because I knew that I would be getting an Enid Blyton book as a present in the morning! I loved all The Secret Seven and Famous Five series. Gosh, lashings of ginger beer! The books below date back to 1955 and 1957.
I am delighted to say that my two daughters read as avidly as me and my three grandchildren absolutely love books as well. It's lovely to see little Eli being able to start to read for himself now. I often regret not keeping a Book Journal so that I could look back on all the books that I have read. I guess I would have filled quite a lot of Journals by now!
I have just finished reading The Cornish House by Liz Fenwick, and I absolutely loved it. This was her first novel, and I'm now eagerly looking forward to reading her second book which has just been published, called A Cornish Affair. (I can see a theme going on here!). I adore books that feature Italy or Cornwall.
I have belonged to a Book Club for the past couple of years and I think this is a good idea, because it really takes you out of your comfort zone and makes you read books that you otherwise wouldn't bother with. It's not always easy, because, sometimes, I'm struggling through a book and thinking to myself, "why am I doing this, when I could be reading something that I really enjoy", but, overall, it has been a good experience.
The next one for the Book Club which I am just about to start, is called The Midwife's Daughter and is based in Cornwall in 1900. The reviews look good. The author is called Patricia Ferguson, who is a new one to me.
I'm delighted to say that the sun is shining in a very blue sky here in Devon as I type this post, and it seems to be set fair for the next few days. Tomorrow will be the first day of June - incredible!
Tomorrow morning, hubby and I are setting off to pick up the caravan. Wish us luck, especially getting it up the garden!! Wishing you all a happy and sun-filled weekend my friends. Take care.
Apart from my own books, other images courtesy of Pinterest.