About a week ago Laura at Circle of Pine Trees (fantastic blog by the way) posted about her plans for a year in books. In no time at all people were asking to join in. The idea was to read a book a month and then blog a little about what we had read and whether we would recommend it or not.
It is a fantastic idea for me because I do well with a bit of structure and if I am totally honest since the book club I went to folded I have got worse and worse at reading. There is always something to do and the ipad is as easy to pick up as a book... damn Candy Crush.
So with renewed good intentions I am determined to read more this year. My pick this month is a Jonathan Coe book, given to me at Christmas, called 'Expo 58'. I have loved the books I have read by him so far and I was delighted to receive this one. I am also dipping into my very battered copy of Elizabeth David's 'French Country Kitchen'. I love to read cookbooks and feel comforted by re-reading books. Elizabeth David's style takes me back to a bygone age; her food leaves me drooling.
Head over to Laura's pine circle if you fancy joining in. She has also set up a group on the Goodreads site where there are further opportunities to share good read recommendations. I already know what my February book is going to be...