It’s about to get really cold here. So far no snow, much disappointment from the Pingus but it’s going to hit -13C next week. Not as cold as Mars though. I’m reading The Martian (by Andy Weir). It’s really good. Everyone needs to go read The Martian right now. Much more satisfying read than say The Goldfinch.

I was happily awake at 5am reading The Martian, have I mentioned how good it is? I’m determined to read more this year so when a Twitter friend tweeted about the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge I knew I was in too.

The 24 challenges are diverse enough that I can read up some of my TBR pile and finish off reading the short-list nominees for this year’s Bookers, and spread my wings into new genres. I’m excited to be reading this year even if I’m having to wake up at 5am to do it.

I wish I was curling up on the sofa with my books on these cold days but those times will return as the Pingus get older. We made it out of the house this morning to go look at statues and then have crepes. Grey, grey winter skies and rain filled our afternoon. Winter is finally getting comfy and settling in for the long haul.





2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jonty Harley
    Jan 04, 2015 @ 04:02:22

    WOW! The bottom statue looks like Dad reading the paper circa 1980’s.



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