May has arrived so quickly and finds me busily planning how to entertain the children for the whole of the six weeks holiday starting in July. I always find the summer holiday a little daunting as it is such a long time to keep them occupied and can end up being really expensive, so I am always on the look out for cheap ways of entertaining the children, so any ideas from other parents would be fabulous.
Luckily mine are taking part in a couple of camps over the holiday, which is a relatively new thing in England, but doesn't involve them staying away from home. They are all locally based, but the children get to do lots of fun activities.
Anyway, as we have reached the end of May, I thought I would do a quick roundup of the books I have read this month.
I have read eleven books this month, which is the same as last month, so my reading habits have stayed about the same. The books I have read are as follows:
- The Tales of Beedle The Bard by JK Rowling
- Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
- Never Far From Anywhere by Andrea Levy
- The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
- Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
- Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- The Spook's Curse by Joseph Delaney
- The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
- Bad Blood by Lorna Sage
- Secret of the Sirens by Julia Golding
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
My favourite two books out of that list would have to be The Sugar Queen and Memoirs of a Geisha.
This week I managed to finish two of the books I was already reading - Secrets of the Sirens and Memoirs of a Geisha which I have reviewed here and here. I still have to finish Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman.
I still plan to read the following three books which I never got around to last week.
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
- The Seventh Tide by Joan Lennon
That is my reading week planned, what do you plan to read?