You guys are just fantastic... thank you for all your lovely positive comments which are much appreciated and really have helped. I've decided my best approach to all the rubbish stuff going on is to ignore it all and focus on all the little good things and in particular on those snatched moments with a good book (usually very early in the morning before I get up)
My book for Circle of Pine Trees "Year in Books" project in February was Restoration by Rose Tremain. I mostly enjoyed reading this book, especially the historical setting but I didn't like the main character Merivel. I know he was very self depreciating and very much a man of his time but I found him rather too distasteful for my liking. I don't think I'll be reading the sequel.
I had thought I would choose Cambridge Blue by Alison Bruce as my March choice but I read it in about three days... long before February was over. This is actually our Book Club choice for March, chosen for its local connections. It is a thriller set in Cambridge and mostly I enjoyed it and found it quite a page turner. It was fun to recognised all the local references but if I had any critisism it was that it tended to be a bit cliched at times and rather too convoluted... but I'll happily read the others in the series for a light easy read.
And so I picked another book for my March choice The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. I had the title of this book scribbled on a bit of paper on my desk - obviously recommended from somewhere but I can't remember where! So when I spotted it in the supermarket I popped it in the basket with my spuds..... and ended up reading this in three days too! It is the story of genetics professor Don who sets himself the task of finding a wife. It is funny and an easy read but somewhat predictable. Don obviously has Asperger's Syndrome and displays every single typical Asperger trait to the upmost degree.... and therefore it doesn't quite ring true. I live with someone with Asperger's Syndrome so I know! But it was enjoyable and I finished this before the end of February too.
And so finally I have picked yet another book to be my March read... Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth which is a historical novel set in the time of Louis XIV, the Sun King. It is the story of three women, three lives and a clever retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale. I'm not sure I would have picked this if I hadn't read Stephanie's recomendation in her blog Millefeuille... but I'm loving it already.
What are you reading in March?