Saturday 2 May 2015

What's that you're reading?

Todays prompt is to share what I am reading this week.  Am I allowed to include blog reading in this list?  Because to be truthful that does make up a lot of my reading material some days!  Facebook?  Is that considered reading?
I'm reading a book on my Kindle but - to be honest - I'm not really enjoying it.  I only downloaded it because it was 'Deal of the Day' and it's ok for the 79p or whatever I paid for it.  It's called 'The State We're In' by Adele Parks. I'm 67% in so on the homeward straight now. 
It kind of has a predictable story line but maybe it will surprise me in the last chapter!  I think the problem is that I really enjoyed the last few books I read, they were more psychological thrillers - the last one was The Good Girl by Mary Kubica - that really had a twist in the tail!  I've got 'Six Years' by Harlan Coben lined up to read next which comes recommended by my daughter. I do like a good mystery!
As for magazines, there's Slimming World which I buy when I go to weigh in. 
I'm at target weight now so only have to go once a month.  Which means I eat what I want for 3 weeks then scour the pages for new recipes to undo any damage for the 7 days before me and the scales meet again. So far this strategy is working but I do have a weakness for jelly babies which happen to be on special offer at the supermarket at the moment.  It's just so easy to have a pack open on the breakfast bar and dip into it every time I walk past.  I need to stop buying them!

Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine is on subscription and I could easily spend hours getting inspiration or finding new fabric websites to browse.
I can't say that I'm reading many newspapers as we are in the midst of election manifestos at the moment and I know I should maintain an interest but it's been going on for so long now!  So the weekend papers are my choice at the moment, and then truthfully the supplements are being read more than the actual news.

Linking up with Cate - 2 days out of 31 done.  Is it too early to say that I'll still be going strong at the end of the month?  Yes, I thought so too.


Jane said...

how I wish I had reached target weight!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Congratulations on reaching target weight. I don't know about you, but measuring myself for dressmaking projects has made me very aware of my "numbers"! I tend to alternate between library books, either physically borrowed or virtually on my Nook. At the moment I'm reading Cross Stitch, the book that Outlander is based on and enjoying it very much.

Angela - Bookaunt said...

I am stopping by from Behind the Purple Door Link up. Congrats on reaching your target weight. I am on a cozy mystery kick of books at the moment.

Melissa said...

I do think blog reading counts - I do a lot of that myself & find it very informative, interesting & entertaining! WTG on 2 days . . . 29 to go!

Amy said...

Congrats on reaching your target weight!

I've got a far way to go to get back to mine after 4 babies (the eldest is 8!)