It’s been a busy month for reading, with me ensuring that I set time aside to enjoy a chapter or two of a book. As well as opting to read when I have 10 minutes rather than scrolling through social media. Purchasing a Kindle Paperwhite last year has certainly paid dividends. However, since the lockdown measures have been introduced I have shied away from reading. The overwhelmingness of everything has left me feeling like hiding away rather than escaping into other peoples stories.
After a promising start to the year with my goal of setting time aside to read more regularly. I have to confess that February was somewhat of an overwhelming month for me. With lots of things happening in personal life which didn’t really give me the opportunity to sit down and relax with a book.
This month has tested me in so many ways. With my wellbeing on the edge of coping at times. I’ve attempted to maintain that graceful swan-like appearance throughout the thick of things. Whilst crumbling when I’m alone with my thoughts finally catching up with me. Thank goodness for long car journeys, although the sight of a woman crying behind the wheel might have looked a little odd to passing motorists.
As the New Years bells were preparing to chime I set about goal planning, both for the year ahead but also more manageable monthly goals. One of the things that I really wanted to achieve this year was to read more. With the introduction of a Kindle Paperwhite which I had treated myself to at Christmas.
A positive and insightful guide for teenagers giving them the tools they need to build confidence, eliminate negative feelings and boost happiness in all areas of life. From the best-selling authors behind Create Your Own Happy.
The Educated Guess is the first book in a new series exploring how we commonly think about education. By drawing on wide-ranging expertise and advice from many sources, it lifts the lid on our widely held views and discusses how they play out.
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Did you know that at the very moment you were born Mrs Claus allocated you an elf? It’s true! Your very own elf who watches to see when you have been naughty and nice. Every year, just before Christmas, your elf reports to Santa and Mrs Claus so they can decide what presents you can have from your list.
Greek mythology is everywhere. Superstar footballers have the Midas touch, fashion designers have their Muses, we undertake Herculean tasks, we make personal Odysseys, and we all have our Achilles heel. This book gives a selection of some of the greatest mortals, immortals and monsters in Greek mythology.
Danny’s Dream (aimed at children ages 3-8) is a heartwarming tale with 35 beautiful illustrations, about overcoming adversity and never giving up. When Danny, the fastest runner at his school, suffers a terrible accident, he thinks his dream of winning an Olympic Gold Medal is over. Then one day he discovers something magical at the end of his Grandma’s garden that will change his life forever.