Whilst in hospital last year on permanent bed rest waiting for my little one to make an appearance I read a mountain of books. My tastes were varied and ranged from Labyrinth by Kate Mosse where I could vividly imagine the characters & the places since the book is based in the Aude & Hérault, to the Janet Evanovich books – which made me laugh out loud I thought my waters would break and then I worked my way through several of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency books by Alexander McCall Smith. The nurses were all amazed at how much I read. Apparently most mums-to-be watched tv!
Now motherhood is in full swing my reading time has almost vanished and it seems to take me ages to finish a book.The last few days the weather has been stunning and as a result I have sat Manon Lily in her pram in the garden and allowed myself the luxury of a glass of chilled white wine from Cambriel’s at Ornaisons and my latest book – The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. This morning the tears flowed as I turned the final pages of this stunning read. A story of bonds, sorrow and eventually honesty. I can’t wait to buy his second book A Thousand Splendid Suns.
I would be really interested in seeing the film The Kite Runner but fear that it may not live up to the book and my own expectations. Having said that the trailer for the film looks fantastic! I have just googled the trailer and am amazed to see there are different versions of the same trailer. Here is another version for the film.
Speaking of reading & writing, Diane over at Much of a muchness has a real skill for covering books. I keep persuading her to come and take part in our Rencontre de l’art & des saveurs in April and can’t wait for her to launch her own etsy site to sell these stunning works of art. I’m sure she won’t mind me showing you a couple of them….
This one is aptly named “snakeskin”
and I just love this “striped album” too
Diane has recently passed on an award to me: read about it here.