Welcome to our first Cup of Tea and a Bit of Book Chat session
Surely, one of life's greatest joys is having friends who recommend you good books. With that in mind, I really want to start monthly blog book chat sessions with you all. I'll start with the best book/s I've read during the month (I'll try to limit myself to two!) and would love it if you post your latest read too. Bring your favourite vintage teacup, and I'll bring the baking. This is going to be fun!
Well.....down to it then. I've had such a great pile of books beside my bed this month, that I'm having trouble choosing!
I will go with the two books that have inspired me the most of all:
Short Fat Chick in Paris by Kerre Woodham & Gareth Brown - published by Harper Collins
If you are having trouble dragging yourself off the couch to fulfil your ambitious new year sporting resolutions, then this is the book for you. A follow-up book from Kerre Woodham's first book Short Fat Chick to Marathon Runner, this book chronicles Kerre's emotional and physical journey to get her "less than marathon" bod around the London and Paris marathons. I have found both the first and follow up books very inspiring. Is it the glamour and glitz, the unimaginable feats, or Woodham's easy writing style? A bit of them all, I reckon, and I'm putting on my running shoes as we speak. (You know, well, almost).
A Green Granny's Garden - A Year of the good life in Grey Lynn by Fionna Hill - published by Harper Collins
What a sweet little meander through a year in the garden! This wee gem is the gardening diary of an enthusiastic novice gardener, as she gets to know the ins and outs of community gardening, in a plot in Grey Lynn, Auckland. While the editor-wannabe in me would change-up quite a bit in this book, I found myself happily returning to it each evening, and enjoying the sedate pace of Hill's honest and entertaining account of her year in the garden - and yes, I have some new plants to try in my garden plot.
Don't forget to post your fav's of the month, I can't wait to hear what you've been reading!