Not since Bernhard Schlink's 'The Reader' and Blake Nelson's 'Girl' have I felt such passion and emotion as I do for Gayle Forman's 'If I Stay'; not bad for a book I picked up on a whim in Asda last week, so I'm incredibly excited to find out there is a sequel 'Where She Went', which of course I have just ordered.
I have also discovered the novel was made into a film which was released last summer but is out on DVD in the U.K next Monday (also on order!)
So, if you love music and a little intense romance and you are prepared to shed a few tears, then this is your next novel - enjoy.
Well, here we are already into the second week of 2015. I do hope you all had a wonderful festive period and despite the current snow, wind and rain are looking forward to Spring. To help motive myself I've been happily gushing over the above painting by Cornwall based artist Sophie Harding - 'After Little Farm Place' - a sweet canvas that taps right into my imagination, and boy, it's working overtime!
OK, so it's rare I ever post pictures of myself on this blog but today as I'm feeling a little festive (I've been Christmas shopping!) I've been thinking about the Christmas celebrations and "making rather merry".
These photos were taken on a recent trip out to one of our local restaurants near St Ives, Cornwall, a couple of weeks ago to a rather chic place on the sea front called the Carbis Bay Beach Club, where hubby and me shared white wine, fine food and good conversation, but I think it's fair to say we possibly made rather too merry...thankfully there was no work the next day!