I’ve been wanting to do another blog post for the past few days, but unfortunately all technology seems to have completely and utterly failed me within the last week.
I was fortunate to get a new phone, however it took me a little bit of time to adapt. My laptop just decided to have a summer vacation and decided to not want to connect to wifi. So I’ve been stuck in a rut, disconnected from the social networking and general browser exploring to fill up the time before it’s appropriate to have another meal again..
However regardless of my social media failure of recent, I have managed to read three whole books!!! This was on my Summer Ambitions post and I’m so please that I’ve actually achieved the goal of reading at least three books this summer. After reading One Dayby David Nicholls, I just had to read another one of his acclaimed novels. So I decided to pick up Starter For Ten. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, but it took me a little longer to try to get into it. Perhaps this was due to me picturing the protagonist as James Mcavoy (like the film) but the way the book portrayed the lead, in all honesty, repulsed me a little bit… He was one of those characters who you love, yet cringe at many (many) of his attempts to get the girl. But admiral nonetheless. The third book I decided to read was 1984 by George Orwell which was recommended to myself by who I think was my first blog subscriber (http://randomblogyz.wordpress.com) who I thank very greatly. I read it in about two days. I don’t really know what to say, except for everyone reading this post then please read it. It really opens your mind up to many interesting ideas and puts a lot of issues into perspective. Lastly, the next book I hope to love is The Devil Wears Prada. After being a fan of the film and hopelessly in love and jealous of Anne Hathaway I feel it’s now time to read it. This choice is definitely a much a lighter topic than 1984 and because I’ll be starting back at work for the summer within the next week, I thought it would be a good and easy read for the bus journeys to and from work. Again if anyone has any recommendations of novels/short stories I would love to hear about them. I’m especially looking for an easy reading thriller, so fire away!
Because I have been subdued to a bit of a boring habit recently of waking up and sitting in my garden to read, which is actually not even remotely boring -considering the weather has been remarkable for Scotland at the moment. I would like to show a few photographs of what I’ve been up to.
Thank you so much for reading, have a lovely evening. X