What?! Two posts in as many days?! I have been going in fits and starts with the ol' blog lately, for which I apologize. But in catching up with many of you for the past two hours this morning, I came across my friend Sandra's post about a reading challenge she is joining (thanks Sandra!). The challenge is through Becky's Book Reviews and you can read about it here.
I have a small stack of books from Christmas. I have always given my family a short list of books that I would like to receive for Christmas, and one of my favourite things to do on Christmas day while the turkey cooks in the oven, and everyone is lounging around with their new gifts is to sit in my reading chair with a new book and a hot cup of tea. I didn't do this this past Christmas. I still have not read further than one or two chapters in the first book I picked up ... "Silas Marner" ... but hopefully with this gentle reading challenge, that will change. I need to set some time aside to read. I seem to spend too much time working on projects lately (knitting, sewing, carving). I have some self-imposed deadlines there, so I will have to keep working on those projects steadily, but I'm missing reading quite a bit.
Today began sunny and bright, but within two hours the clouds have returned again. I'll look at this as an opportunity to cozy up indoors and read, knit and drink tea. Care to join me?