This awesome event is now in its' third year and the past two years I've been a spectator as other bloggers had their own giver adventures, but this year (as per my list of bookish resolutions!) I decided it was time to get involved. I'm giving away The White Queen by Philippa Gregory and I'm really excited and a little anxious, as a lot of people have said it's quite difficult to actually get people to accept the books! However, I'm hoping that my local ice cream parlour are going to let me 'set up shop' as such there for the day so that should be good :-) Also exciting is that Hanna and Laura are both going to be givers and I haven't read either of their books, so that's going to be my goal for between now and April 23rd!
Rhys has a couple of weeks holiday which started on Friday and it's been really nice to have him around and to be able to spend time together with Benji. Looking forward to lots more to come! This week I actually managed to get a review finished - of The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer, which I really enjoyed. I've also been reading Maus by Art Spiegelman which has been a long time coming and which is really really great, but fairly depressing in places. I really do think that the graphic form is a great way to deal with difficult and heavy subjects, though as by definition it doesn't linger too much which means that you don't have time to get really bogged down and depressed. I'm hoping to finish it today and get a review up sometime in the next week. I'm also reading My Life in France by Julia Child which is lovely and actually has a really similar feel to Julie & Julia.
I'm also knitting a couple of bits, which I'll got into more detail about over on my craft blog at some point this week too, but just quickly, I'm knitting myself my first ever jumper (the first I've knitted, not the first I've ever owned...) which is purple and gorgeous, and I'm knitting Benji a family of ducks for his first Easter. They're quite seriously cute if I do say so myself! We've also started baking lots again - I made Cherry Bakewell cupcakes from The Great British Bakeoff book (which I am seriously in love with) last week and they were great. I meant to take a photo but they were pretty much gone before I remembered! We're also planning to make lemon cupcakes tonight after the boy is in bed, which will be fun :-)
So that's what I've been doing. How's everyone else? :-)