This is my first day of feeling well after being completely poleaxed by a nasty bout of flu. I was out of bed for the first time on Saturday, but actually just spent most of the day asleep on the sofa! Sunday was a bit better and I managed to go out for a very short walk, just to get some fresh air. Today I was up for a trip into town to bank some money, and also indulge in some retail therapy.
I treated myself to some fresh flowers (see photo) and I still had some Christmas vouchers to spend so I treated myself to some new books. I've started reading 'The Versions of Us' by Laura Barnett which explores the idea that there are tiny factors, events or decisions that determine how our lives evolve and looks at how our lives may have been different if that factor, event or decision had turned out differently. It's sounds quite profound, but it's an easy to read fiction book which follows three different versions of the lives of the main characters, determined by the different outcomes of one tiny event. I'm enjoying it so far, but I only bought it this morning so I haven't really got very far!
The other new books are 'The Children Act' by Ian McEwan, about a high court judge who has to make a decision about a teenager who is refusing urgently needed medical treatment on religious grounds. Next up is 'The Lie Tree' by Frances Hardinge. It's the story of how Faith tries to solve her father's mysterious death and of the strange tree in her father's belongings, which feeds off whispered lies and bears fruit that reveals hidden secrets. Finally, I bought 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler, which tells the lives of four generations of a family who have always lived in the same house.
I don't have anything else new to report so I'll give you all a wave and be back to see you tomorrow with a link up for the Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt.
Linking with Sian at From High in the Sky.