twoleftfeet - so what did you guys get book wise over the holiday period?
We were given a DVD player by my daughter to take to our caravan to use with the TV screen there (it came with the caravan, but we don’t watch TV) so we watched The Longest Day on Monday 23rd. I borrowed a couple books by Alex Gerlis - The Miracle of Normandy, and The Best Of our Spies (from Kindle Unlimited before free two month trial ran out on 29th) for my husband to read as a follow up to the film. I played Microsoft Solitaire on my laptops while he read (both Daily Challenges, and the daily events on all the holiday week).
I found a book of Prince Philip’s quotes as well
I’ve returned the Prince Philip book and read the two Alex Gerlis books (considering re-reading them) and read Castles in the Air (which is like a biography of her deceased mother - written by the daughter with long excerpts from her mother’s diaries and letters).
When I went to cancel my Kindle Unlimited membership, I was offered an additional three months for £7.99 (the normal cost of one month) so I took it. My current (borrowed) read is ‘Over the Hills and Far Away’ a beautifully written book full of quotes from Beatrix Potter’s books, letters and journals. I read part of the first chapter out loud at Gloucester Services last night to @serving_n_a_j on our way home from Cornwall. It was a delight to read all the long and complicated words with which the book is illuminated in her own words!
If you have an affinity with beautiful words, this book is a treasure!
It was like an oasis on the journey home, sitting for a cosy meal in the restaurant with a little break to read aloud before resuming our journey.
Although it delayed our journey, we felt it was well worth the time taken, quietly shared in a lovely place, with freshly cooked fish and chips (we came in about 7:30pm, so they were cooking-to-order as they close at 9pm). 🤡