I'm back from a wonderful two weeks in France. The weather was fabulous, there was sun! Yes actual sunshine! I ate way too much and I even managed to read a few books. Holiday reading took a nose dive after my son was born.
The first week I read
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - this absolutely blew me away. I am so in love with this book. It's one of my top five books of the year and a rave review will be up shortly.
Among the Nameless Stars by Diana Peterfreund - a short story set in the world of For Darkness Shows the Stars. I enjoyed this a lot.
Foundling by Diana Peterfreund - another short story, that I really enjoyed, but which gave me the shivers, to close for comfort. I can imagine this happening.
Quiet The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain - absolutely fantastic. A must read and if you're uncertain just check out Susan Cain's amazing TED Talk
French Children Don't Throw Food by Pamela Druckerman - very enjoyable with quite a few good tips on raising confident, polite children. Although I did see a child throwing food while in France ;)
Week two saw a dip in reading because THE OLYMPICS began. With a fantastic, quirky and very british opening ceremony, then the swimming ~ I LOVED Ian Thorpe's commentary ~ and now athletics. I can not believe how well we are doing. It's all so inspiring and I seem to be constantly in tears.
GO TEAM GB!
Now I have to go and find out what I missed in two weeks away from the internet! Links to exciting things will be appreciated :D