My reading challenge is going well. After getting in to the habit of dipping in to magazines instead of reading books, I set myself the challenge of reading a book each month.
I'm now reading The Other Side of the Dale by Gervase Phinn. This book contains anecdotes of his first year as County Inspector of Schools in North Yorkshire, and what I've read so far is very funny. Kids say the most amusing things, even when they're not meaning to and this book highlights that. I'm enjoying it very much.
In January, I read The Illustrated Lark Rise To Candleford by Flora Thompson and really enjoyed it. After watching the series on television, it wasn't quite what I expected. I thought it would contain more stories about the people who lived in the hamlet, but the book was more about their day to day lives, and traditions and customs. It was very interesting, and the illustrations were beautiful.
I popped in to a charity shop yesterday whilst out shopping and picked up Sister by Rosamund Lupton. It's doesn't sound like something I would usually read, but the blurb had me hooked. It sounds as though it will be one of those books which has you on the edge of your seat right till the end, so I'm looking forward to reading it. I hope it doesn't disappoint.