Monday, 18 March 2013

Its Monday, what are you reading? 18 March 2013

It's Monday. What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey to outline what you have been reading and what you plan to read this week.

Wow how does time go past so quickly?! You may have noticed I haven't posted for awhile? That's because things have been a little disrupted in my life lately, I was made redundant at the end of last year and have been looking for work ever since. Funnily enough I thought being unemployed would mean I would be posting all the time, but turns out the stress of the unknown and the changes to your daily routine tends to block creativity and motivation for blogging, who knew? Oh that and it's summer here so why wouldn't I make the most of it and spend as much time outdoors as humanly possible?! Things are looking a lot more positive on the job front so I am hopeful to have a job offer within the next week or two. Yay!

On other even more positive news on Valentines day my boyfriend of 5 years popped the question and I'm getting married! N is going to make me the happiest girl ever! I don't plan on sharing all my wedding planning news on this blog but it's nice to be able to announce it to you all. We have already set the wedding for February next year and have a beautiful garden location all picked out so I'm really excited.

Onto the book front, I haven't been reading too much, I guess the same reason I haven't been blogging too much, it's very hard to relax at the moment. But over the last couple of months I have read The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint (Brady Udall), and then went on to a bit of non-fiction with Outliers: The Story of Success(Malcolm Gladwell) and finally I'm currently reading The Odyssey (Homer).

Picking up that one was a bit weird because I grabbed it just to read a few passages of poetry thinking I needed something a bit different, but the next thing I knew I had read the first two sections and was really enjoying it. I figured I would really struggle with the writing and not understand half of it but I'm enthralled with the adventures and some of the incredible descriptions. I know very little of Greek mythology as I never studied it so I don't know half the people in the book as others would but I still really like it so I'm stoked I began reading it.

And finally I'm sure that many of you have heard about Google dropping Reader in a few months. I use Google Reader so am pretty annoyed at the decision. Anyone want to recommend another great rss reader they use that I should switch to?