This month I only managed to finish 2 books. I nearly finished 2 others, one of which I have stopped reading but I will finish the other one.
So the books I read were:
Magnifeco by Kate Black
Reading this followed on from Wardrobe Crisis which I read in April. I have been borrowing & reading a couple of magazines related to the topic of ethical clothing (Slow & Peppermint), one of them had a review for Magnifeco so I borrowed it from the library. There were chapters on make-up, clothing, accessories & footwear all with a focus on how to be more mindful of looking after people, animals & the planet. There is so much to consider but Kate talked about working out what was important for you & used the acronym V.A.L.U.E. VALUE stands for Vintage (really anything second hand), Artisan (handmade or specially made), Local (locally made), Unique & Ethical (looks after people, animals or the environment). You may not find a product that fits all those categories but work out what is important to you. For example something locally made may not use organic products but do you want to support a local business? At the end of each chapter there were a list of businesses to support & which part/s of the acronym they upheld. I would highly recommend this book if you want to consider what clothing or beauty products you are purchasing.
Set in the early 1930’s this book shares the story of Matty Gilbie a working class singer who has just run away from a powerful man. There are a number of twists and turns in the novel. A great read & I’ll probably read more of Mary Gibson’s novels.
When do I read?
I plan to read a little each day but it doesn’t always happen. I read a good amount of Magnifeco on a 2hr plane flight & finished it on the flight home. I then started the novel on the homeward plane flight & finished it over the next week or so. I try to read a little each afternoon or evening but often end up watch tv with my husband. I sometimes read while waiting to pick my son up from the bus (though that is happening less, now that he is driving) or when I’m waiting for an appointment. I think I just need to put my phone down & pick up a book more often.
When do you get time to read?
So in July I read 2 books which brings my total to 31 books for the year to date.
What have you been reading lately?