My reading this weekend was a little all over the place. I had to travel to see my aunt in hospital as she has just had major surgery (and doing well at this stage thankfully) and to help look after my young cousin so I was quite distracted and my mind really was elsewhere. But - my reading is something that always helps me when I am worrying about other things the only problem was that this weekend nothing was really keeping my focus so I just kept picking up book after book to see if it would do the trick.
I have been reading Drood by Dan Simmons (amazing - I'll write another post about it soon) but it was way too large and daunting to take away with me this weekend.
So, first I started with The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard. This is a book I first read ages and ages ago but I remember really enjoying it so I have been meaning to re-read it for a while now.
I then moved on to Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult - I had promised myself that I was not going to read this one. I have been so disappointed with her last few books that I didn't feel like wasting my time on this latest one. But, I was in a town which did not have a great selection in terms of books and I know I can rely on Jodi to have a nice neat formula with predictable characters to follow so I picked it up. I have to say that I have read quite a bit of it over the weekend - it is predictable and ridiculous really but it got my mind off other things so I guess it did the trick!
When I got home last night I turned to the latest book by Kazuo Ishiguro - Nocturnes. This is a book of short stories and I have only read the first two at this stage so I am reserving my judgement until I have finished the whole book.
So, back home - and thinking I need to put together a bit of a reading plan so I stop reading all over the place!