Monday, 1 August 2011

Holiday reading

Well I managed to finish my first book yesterday evening!  I've downloaded quite a few on my Kindle and this one was a real holiday read.  When I go away I like to read a book set in foreign lands and having fallen in love with Italy I was looking forward to 'Last train from Liguria' which was set in Southern Italy.  I really enjoyed it and it was a good relaxing read.  In my imagination I was walking through olive groves down to the sea, drinking cappucino and walking along the seafront ...
So what's next?  I think I will start on 'The Secret (Seasons of Grace Book 1).  I have always had a bit of a fascination with the Amish community and this is the setting for this book.  I don't know why it fascinates me but it does and I have high hopes for this book.  I watched a documentary last year where four Amish teenagers were sent over to the UK to see how British teenagers live and it was so interesting.  Their reactions were so different to what you may expect.  I also like the fact that this is Book 1 - therefore if I enjoy it, the story doesn't end on the last page!
Update on home news.  Phone call this morning to tell us to go to the hospital to say our goodbyes.  That was 6 hours ago and Father in law is still fighting.  Thankfully the children were able to see him while he was still awake and coherent as within an hour he was just in a very deep sleep which is how he is now.  I have come home with them and left my husband with his mum while I prepare our spare room for her to come back here for the night.  Proof indeed that the decision to cancel the holiday was the absolute right thing to do.

5 comments:

Sian said...

Love to you all xx

scrappyjacky said...

My thoughts are with you all.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Deb,
The book title "Seasons of Grace" seems very fitting. It seems like you are doing your best to handle this difficult time with love and grace.
Hugs to you,
Rinda

Karen said...

Sending you hugs and prayers.

Amanda said...

Thank you for your lovely comment. It sounds like reading is bringing you some comfort at the moment at this difficult time.