I was very excited this morning after I switched on my computer to see I was one of the winners in the giveaway over at the blog of Green Leaf Reviewer Thanks Jenn :)
Oh and I woke up to a little watery sunshine, so another awesome, I'll take it :)
One of my New Years' resolutions, hopes, expectations was to give myself more time to read books. I have always been an avid reader and read every morning for 20 mins. or so with my morning cup of Tea.
I had hoped to read 2 books a month that were over 300 pages but that was a tad too ambition for the time I have available to read and so I backed off to one book a month, what is the point of sitting down with a good book if you feel pressured to read because of a silly expectation.
So, in January I read "Open" by Andre Agassi, it was a very interesting insight to a man I have watched grow up playing tennis on TV. We are huge tennis fans in our house and have followed his career, just taking him as he comes and not making judgement on him personally (but perhaps his game, occasionally) I have never thought of him as a Prima Donna but after reading this book, not so sure. It is a great read and full of details about his life.
I am on track to finish "In a Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson by the end of February (no pressure though :)
If any of you are unfamiliar with Bryson he is a writer who travels with a twist. He has a great sense of humour, is an American who lived in Britain for 20 years and then moved back to America, he has written many books about his life experiences and always brings amazing details and random facts that inform and enlighten. Well worth the read.
On a random note, I realised as I was typing this, that I started the year with Author double "A" and moved on to Author double "B". Not on purpose, must be subliminal OCD. (He! He!)
Well, hope your week has gotten off to a great start :)
Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.