It's called The Memory Keepers Daughter - three guesses why that appealed to me?! It's about a doctor who, on delivering his newborn twins as an emergency during a heavy storm, makes a split-second, and life changing, decision.
It's got mixed reviews on Amazon, but from reading the comments I think quite a few people missed the point of the book. To me, it was about themes that almost everyone of us can empathise with at one level or another - about choices and their consequences; moments lost and unchangeable in time; love, family and friendship. It has some absolutely beautiful themes running through it which made me analyse the text in a manner I haven't done since taking A-level English! (Aye, 'ark at me!!)
I start a fortnight of annual leave tomorrow. Yay! Busy this week sorting out the house as my Uncle is coming to stay next weekend. He teaches foreign students English in Munich, and he's only able to come home every couple of years. This will be the first time he's met Ellie!
During my second week off I'm off to the Scrappers Unlimited Swansea Retreat. Really need to think about what photos I need to get printed to take with me. I cleaned the top half of Stanley (my Robox-come-scrapping-tote!) out this evening, and reorganised it with the stash I use most often......that only leaves his big carriage underneath, my expanding paper carrier and my huge Asda"bag for life" to sort out before I go. Groan. I won't even mention my craft room - it is such an absolute tip that I can't even get in there, bar a teeny "path" I've managed to excavate to get back and forth to the airing cupboard and central heating controls (who ever thought we'd need them in July, eh?!). Since my PC has moved down to the lounge from in there, I've totally neglected the room. Lee reckons the only reason I brought the computer down here in the first place was just because I couldn't bare to look at the mess anymore. Me? Surely not!! I also one day accused Lee of getting talc everywhere in there - but he pointed out that it was actually dust. Bum.
Catch you later bloggers xxxx