I'm having a book giveaway: The Creative Family. It's brand new and there's nothing wrong with it; in fact it's lovely. But I'm giving it away. More about that later.
About books. I'm having such fun with Good Reads. I'm accumulating a few books, noting some I've read already and reading those that friends recommend. OK, I only have six friends but I'm not much good at the social networking thing. I also love the trivia bit (you can skip questions, thank goodness!). I'm finding it good encouragement to read.
I'm completely under the spell of my latest read: Hidden Lives by Margaret Forster. I can't put it down. It's a beautiful family memoir by someone who can write. It's a fabulous thing to have an interesting story to tell but if someone isn't much of a writer, it can be hard going. But Margaret Forster is a beguiling writer and makes the lives of her grandmother and mother (and herself) interesting. The only other thing I've read of hers is Georgy Girl. So I must dig out her other books.
I'm glad to say this was a second-hand book because this is where I get to the non-thrifty bit.
Today I received a huge Amazon order plus a couple of books from Social Club Books. Here's some (not all) of my purchases:
At first I thought Amazon were being exceedingly generous but then the invoice showed, dear reader, that I had ordered two.
So for my inattention, I'm giving one away. Just leave a comment.
And I'll draw a random name next Sunday and post it on the blog that evening.
Back to my book...