I am feeling a little sad, as my sister-in-law has just announced (via the combination of slightly cryptic f*c*book updates (what is WITH people these days?!?!) and my hyper-sensitive pregnancy radar blaring away in my ears) that she is pregnant. Well I say she announced, I got fed up and asked her outright actually.
This causes a few issues with me, mostly the whole “why is she pregnant and I’m not, and she only just started trying, and she’s younger than me and has only been married for 18 months and it’s not fair and I miss my baby” thing, but also some deeper issues with my in-laws, and their acceptance of me, and my failure as a baby-making machine which always seemed to be all they were interested in me for. I might talk about this another time, I don’t know. Does anyone actually have a perfect relationship with their in-laws? Probably not.
Anyway, my point… I was reading HFF’s latest post, and somebody mentioned something about a hot bath in the comments section, and I thought: “Ooh, a hot bath, I’d love a long bath, with wine and candles and a good book that I can really escape into.” The problem being that all the books I have that I haven’t finished reading are theoretical books, and not particularly escapist, or even interesting. So any recommendations are most welcome. And if there are no accidental babies in there, that would be even better. As a guide to what I read – I’ll read pretty much anything, except for horror. My favourite book is probably Memoirs of a Geisha, I also love Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Dan Brown’s books and most things Jane Austen’s written.
Suggestions on a postcard, or actually in a comment, please!