I'm currently blessed (in one way) with an abundance of printed material reading time. Being between the move from Japan and the arrival of our little girl, I have a few months to fill with waiting for things to arrive from Japan, unpacking, setting up home and preparing for my new role as a mum. While there are a million things I'd like to get done, my physio has limited my sitting to 15 minute blocks (so little internet time), and I can't be on my feet for too long either. That leaves lying down. I'm trying to see it as a blessing, knowing that soon, I won't have that rest and reading time available.
Most of my reading of late has been filled with back issues of Mixtape that I bought from the fabulous Justine at the Stitches and Craft Show, and basically any pregnancy and parenting publication I can get my hands on.
I did make a trip to the local library recently and oh, what a joy that was. A room, a large room, a large room filled with books all in English! I was like a kid in a candy shop, not sure where to start, in the end overwhelmed by choice so I just grabbed something from one of the recently returned trolleys. A good grab it was, Tamara Walks on Water by Shifra Horn.
This book is set in Israel and bases its story around the lives of a Russian orphan immigrant and the granddaughter she raises. Food plays a strong, rich part in the book and prejudice of religion are always close by. It wasn't a book that I couldn't bare to put down, but rather, each chapter an entertaining read by themselves.
Thanks to A Glass Half Full for this week's theme and to Bug and Pop for hosting. I'm now off to gather a list of recommended reads for my next trip to the library. Nine weeks of free reading time left!