October Reading Log

Well I only managed to finish 1 book this month. However I forgot about a book that I had read in September, so I will write about 2 books in this post.

Reading Log Oct

First of all the book I read in September but forgot to include in last months reading log:

The Kindness Challenge:  Thirty Days to Improve Any Relationship by Shaunti Feldhahn

I bought this book partly as it looked like it fitted with the part of the MOPS (MUMSnext) theme for the year.  Shaunti shares from her research how doing 3 simple acts can improve your relationships.  She not only shares what to do but also shares real life stories of how these acts have worked for people.  Shaunti Feldhahn challenges the reader to try the kindness challenge on a relationship in their own lives that could be improved.  There are tips in the book but also online tips & support as well.  After reading this book I have been more mindful of how I am relating to others but I haven’t seriously done the challenge yet. I plan to start very soon & I have someone in mind.

The book I managed to finish in October was:

The Man with the Golden Typewriter:  Ian Fleming’s James Bond Letters edited by Fergus Fleming

I saw this book in a bookshop in Melbourne & bought it for my Dad for Father’s Day.  He read it & lent it back to me to read.  As the title suggests it is a book with lots of letters that Ian Fleming wrote or received from others about his James Bond books.  I found it hard to get into the book but once I got to know who he was mostly writing to I found it quite interesting.  I really appreciated the way he took time to respond to many of the letter written to him by fans or people picking up faults in his books.  It was also fascinating to see how often he was making lunch appointments or similar via letter, something very foreign today.  Did you know that Ian Fleming was also the author of Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang ?

So with another 2 books to add to the list this brings my total to 44 books read in the year so far.

What have you been reading lately?

 

Author: Jillian

I'm a wife and mother to 2 teenagers. We have a number of food intolerances in our family so I spend some of my time cooking foods that we can all eat.

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