Unfortunately, in term time, it can take weeks for me to read a book. One chapter before bed is often too much as my eyes close involuntarily as I am reading. I also can't cope with anything too "worthy" in term time, and leave those books for the Summer holiday.
So, two friends of mine, who are also stressed out teachers with families and sing in the Manchester Chorale, suggested we form our own book club and only meet up after we have read the book - no pressure!
In Summer we chose this:
Then, in October half term, we met up to discuss it:
(of course, if we can escape for a couple of hours,
we need to have a lovely afternoon tea while we discuss the book)
Now we've chosen this book:
It's the first of series, which I'm hoping I'll enjoy and want to read the rest.
We've tentatively suggested that we meet to discuss it between the rehearsal and the performance of a concert we're doing at the Bridgewater Hall in December (with Aled Jones, so excited!).
Unfortunately, I haven't even bought the book yet and with the next month full of parents' evenings, report writing, open mornings and daughter's piano exam, hockey matches (she's taken up hockey, deep joy) and horse riding, never mind the Christmas preparations, I don't think I'll manage to read it, even if I can manage to buy it!
The trouble is, I don't want to be the one that says I haven't read it!