I sat a few weeks ago on the settee, with the dog watching the opening ceremony for the Olympics. I thought we did a fantastic job of presenting a great lead up to the games and I suddenly thought of a great idea for a book challenge based upon the Countries participating in the Olympics – all 204 of them. The challenge to be completed by the time of the Olympics in Rio in 2016. 204 books in 4 years. I can do it, do you want to join me? You can read the details of the challenge HERE.
Since I last wrote I have been contributing to the long admired blog, Historical Tapestry. The site has a nice new template and continues to be a great book and historical site.
I finally found a local book group, which meets every month at the library. Last month’s book was a challenge – Slaughterhouse – Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Our current read, for discussion this week is The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. Review will be up soon!
Meanwhile, I read and reviewed a great book, aimed at children, but I loved the mix of history and postcards. The book was Postcards from a War by Vaita Oelschilager, which had some great illustrations. It is a quick read and whilst aimed at children, it is well worth a read for all ages.
Anyway, that is it for this week. Hope to be back next week. Organisation allowing!