Increasingly I am hearing people saying the book they are reading is a ‘guilty pleasure’ as though they are ashamed to be reading that particular book. After some research, I have found that this is extremely common and I would surmise that 99.9% of us have our own books that we are vaguely ashamed of, yet devour with unbridled enthusiasm. The interesting thing is that we feel that we are going to be judged for our book choices, yet when we tell someone about our ‘guilty pleasure’, we suddenly find out that the other person has either read that author or...
Most mums say they don’t have time for themselves, don’t have time to do the things they enjoy, the things they need for their own wellbeing, happiness and mental health. I am one of these mums, but am doing my very best to carve out some time for myself, above and beyond Mum time.
If you need a reason to stay inside, cuddled up under a blanket with a scented candle and some chocolate, The Gin O'Clock Club is it. It’s a warm-hearted read with genuine characters that make you feel alive with pleasure and delight.
Reading in and of itself is wonderful and yet the benefits of picking up a book can be vastly underestimated, so here are some excellent reasons to take some time out, make a cuppa, sit back and enjoy the journey of a book.