No yoga today, as I do feel that dragging two children along to the class might be slightly frowned upon.
I have, however, ordered a yoga DVD, which I am looking forward to watching whilst curled up on the sofa with a nice cup of tea.
I feel bendier already 🙂
This Week I Have Mostly Been Reading
Well, it took me a while but I got there in the end.
This is a good book. The writing is beautifully crafted, the characters are well developed with an attention to detail that may be verging on the obsessive.
I remember sitting in a cafe last year, shamelessly eavesdropping on a conversation at the next table where one of the women was saying “but my dears, since I read Hilary Mantel I have been ruined for reading anything else, ruined. The writing is just so superb”
I wouldn’t go so far, but I can recognise A list writing when I read it 🙂
My only, very minor, criticism would be that I didn’t find the story in Bring Up The Bodies as compelling as that of Wolf Hall. That may be because she is describing a court and a King who were becoming more jaded and that is reflected in the writing? A feeling almost of weariness throughout much of the book, that meant I didn’t feel that compunction to sit up reading well into the night gripped by the story.
Read it and feel worthy 🙂
Next Week I Shall Be Reading
A re-telling of stories from Norse Mythology by the author of Chocolat? That’s got to be intriguing. Right?