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#TheYearInBooks – January thoughts and February picks

I did it. I managed to read two books this month, on top of assignments, life and other things.

So what did I think of them?
The Fringe Hours by Jessica N Turner is a book for anyone who, like me is trying to streamline their lives and actually find time to enjoy some time to themselves. Many women tend to cram as much in as possible making sure everyone else is catered for, leaving very little time left over. This book is set out in a way that allows you to adapt the concept into your own lives, with little exercises to help you understand and implement the concepts.
This book has shown me ways in which I can find chunks of time to read more, write more and given me ideas on hobbies I might like to take up. Definitely worth a read.
Moving by Jenny Eclair is a brilliant book which is written from three different viewpoints. It starts of with Edwina, an elderly lady who realises her home is too big for just her and wants to sell it. Each chapter she narrates is from a room in the house, as either sh is showing the estate agent round or as she is trying to pack things away. As she moves round the house, she tells different parts of her life story including her children and husbands.
The second part is from the viewpoint of Fern, who for a start you don’t know who she is and what part she plays. As her story develops it links into Edwina’s memories and leads to the third viewpoint. Lucas.
Lucas is Edwina’s stepson, who rounds up the story, showing how all the characters lives have played a part in each others stories. It is a really well written story and I love how Jenny manages to create such strong and engaging voices for the three main viewpoints. Add this to your reading list now.
What books am I going to read for February?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
 
The Other Child by Lucy Atkins
 
Joining in with Circle of Pine Trees #TheYearInBooks 
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