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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Waiting and Reading

Today's the day our grandson is due to enter the world... I think he is quite comfortable where he is though, but hopefully will make his grand entrance soon. I've had a bit of a tummy bug so I don't mind that he hasn't arrived yet as I wouldn't want to visit in case I pass on any germs. Holly was due to get a 'stretch and sweep' yesterday, which may have started things off, but the little man had disengaged so it wasn't possible, understandably she's getting a bit fed up.

I've finished a couple of books so thought I'd drop in and tell you about them. First one was 'The Woman who went to Bed for a Year' by Sue Townsend.




It's about an ordinary housewife, Eva Beaver, unappreciated, put upon and taken for granted, who decides to just go to bed and stay there. We meet all sorts of weird and wonderful people and I found the book quite amusing. I thought the ending was a little rushed and left lots of things open, but I did enjoy it.

The next book was 'The Perfect Girl' by Gilly MacMillan.




I really enjoyed it, told in parts by 4 different people. The main character is 17 year old Zoe, a music prodigy who was involved in a devastating and life changing accident. We enter her story when she's part of her 'second chance family', trying to pretend the past hasn't happened, but what happens next destroys that.

I could work out as I read what was going to happen, or what had happened, but it was a page turner and I definitely recommend it.

That's me for today, still not feeling too well so I think I may go in the garden and get some sunshine and fresh air.

Take care
xxx








28 comments:

  1. Hope you feel better soon, and I hope all goes well for your daughter, I only tend to read non fiction books now, when I have the time that is but I think I would rather enjoy the first book.xx

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    1. Thank you, Holly's my sons partner, but feels like another daughter to me x

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  2. I find myself in deep agreement with with Sue Townsend!

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    1. She's quite a woman, has lost most of her sight now I believe x

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  3. Best of luck with the new arrival, and hope you are feeling much better by the time he arrives. Thanks for the book suggestions.

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    1. Thank you, I'm hoping he doesn't come for a few days x

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  4. Thanks for the recommendations. Love the sound of the Perfect Girl.

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  5. Feel better soon. Hopefully you will be OK for when your Grandson decides to make appearance. X

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    1. Thank you, Just the thought of him makes me feel better x

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  6. How exciting to be waiting for the arrival of a new baby.

    Good book recommendations...I quite fancy both of those-x-

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    1. It is exciting, hasn't been a baby around for a long while x

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  7. Exciting times. I bet Imogen's really excited about becoming an auntie too, hopefully you won't have to wait much longer. Thanks for the book recommendations, The Perfect Girl sounds good.

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    1. She really is so excited, every time the phone rings Imogen asks 'baby?' x

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  8. Hoping all goes smoothly with the arrival of your new little one and the family are all soon enjoying cuddle times.
    Sue Townsend lived just round the corner from me in her early years and was always visiting locally, a wonderful lady.

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  9. Sure hope you're feeling better soon.
    How exciting waiting for your grandson to be born.

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    1. Thank you, I think it must have been a bug, but I'm feeling much better x

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  10. You must really be on tenterhooks now! Such an exciting time for you all. Let's hope the tummy bug is gone by the time the little chap puts in an appearance.
    Like the sound if both books , I will add them to my ever growing list. Get better soon. Xx

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    1. Thank you, I'm much better now. Every time the phone rings I wonder if it's baby news x

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  11. Go to bed fora year, mmm if my knitting was to hand and a supply of books, not to mention tea.... I could so try that. Trouble is I hate staying in bed once awake soI know it would be a failure. never mind, it's nice to dream.

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  12. Hope that your grandson has/will arrive soon and that all will be well, exciting times ahead!!

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    1. Still waiting, I'm sure he'll be here soon enough x

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  13. Oh Cheryl, I do hope you feel better soon.
    My good wishes for your grandsons arrival. I'm sure it wont be long now ... hope all goes well.

    Sending my good wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. I'm much better thank you. Could be any time x

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  14. I'm late commenting on your blog and I'm wondering if you have become a grandma yet :-)
    I started reading The Woman Who Went To Bed For a Year but can't remember finishing it, and for the life of me I can't remember why I didn't either, lol. Thanks for the other book recommendation, it's always good to hear what others thought of book.

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  15. Hope your grandson has arrived by now!
    Take care.
    Robin

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