My reading has been really slow this week, but I cannot take the blame. I have had a week of rushing around after my daughters, there social life seems to have taken precedence over my life this week. They have had discos, school concerts and nights out with friends which has resulted in my wearing my chauffeur hat and having to drive my tired little Beetle all over the place.
We went to a school concert on Friday, which was fabulous. My daughters were part of the choir and sang some beautiful songs. There was also an amazing steel band which I could watch forever. They are teenage kids playing the steel drums but they are out of this world.
Yesterday was my husband's birthday and we had a quiet day as my daughters were taking part in a singing course. They had to sing folk songs without music and I have to admit to being quite surprised how well they sang. I am not one of those pushy mothers, I let my children choose what activities they want to do, but they both seem to love singing. One of my girls sings in the shower permanently!
We are going to have more of a birthday celebration for hubby today, as we are going out for a meal. Not sure where we are going at the moment, but I am sure we will find somewhere nice to eat.
So as far as books and reading have gone this week, I managed to finish Brooklyn by Colm Toibin which I loved completely and when I finished I found the need to search out more books by Toibin. I also finished the Helen Keller biography which was rather short and didn't take very long, and I feel I may need to read a longer book about Helen Keller.
I hope to finish Un Lun Dun by China Mieville, but as I have quite a way to go with this book and the search for Dorothy for the Wizard of Oz, is distracting me from my reading. If you are American or Canadian, you probably haven't a clue what I am talking about. England and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber are searching for an unknown to play Dorothy and the girls performing are superb, I spent most of last night watching it.
I have also just started reading Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, which is a book I have wanted to read for ages.
I am not sure if I will get any time to read today, but I do hope I get at least an hour later.
Enjoy your Sunday reading.