Its Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme run by Book Journey and you can mention books you've just finished, are currently reading and any you plan to read this week. You can leave a link to your blog and read other bloggers posts.
I haven't been reading as much as I normally do recently. As I mentioned in last week's post I gave up on a book and this week after finishing The Honk And The Holler Opening Soon (which I enjoyed) I wasn't sure what to start next. I was going to take a few days break when I remembered I had Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani sitting on my shelf, picked it up to read a few pages and loved it so carried on. I'm taking my time reading it and not forcing myself to get it finished quickly, I often get through at least two novels a week and I think I subconsciously put myself under pressure to continue with this. It can very occasionally make reading feel like a chore rather than a pleasurable activity. I've also stopped requesting ARCs for the time being for exactly he same reason. I want to read and enjoy a book without having to think what I'm going to say about it, if I want to review one great but if not I won't have to.
I've been busy as well because my youngest daughter had her 10th birthday, where has the time gone! She was very excited and we had a great week which included a meal out at a restaurant of her choice.