Reading: more eyes please!


My Kindle is stocked with great books to read over the festive season and probably well in to 2015.

Just one teeny tiny issue though…I am going to need more eyes to read them at the same time!!

penguinAs I write I am part way through

Tolstoy’s War and Peace…a must read and a test of stamina!

Two historical biographies – research for articles/books etc.

A Maeve Binchy novel, A Week In Winter – it flows beautifully.

A book on writing articles.

And Lillie Langtry’s autobiography, she was one of King Edward VII’s conquests, in case you’re wondering who she is/was.

So, the fact that I have just bought two royal history books and another book on writing means that I need about 9 pairs of eyes!

I have always been an avid reader and I’ve forever been starting books and setting them aside for a day or two to read something else. E.g fiction for three days and a couple of days non fiction to mix it up – unless I am 100% engrossed in a book then  the others can wait! The last book that I read which I couldn’t put down was Les Miserables and before that Jane Eyre.

I missed that book for weeks after I’d finished it!

The great thing about being a keen writer is that it goes hand in hand with being a dedicated reader. YAY!!

People who don’t read books are missing out on so much magic.

Anyhow, I have to go Christmas food shopping so there’s no reading time for a couple of hours yet today!

Have a great weekend and remember there’s only a few more sleeps to Santa!!




About Joanne Hayle

I am Joanne Hayle, I love writing. It is the best way to express myself. is my website which links to here. I have O.C.D and P.T.S.D. This site is a testament to the fact that with expert help what can feel like the end of the world, isn't. THANK GOD!! I have books on Amazon, have been included in poetry anthologies and children's books plus a really lovely amount of freelance work. You can also see my children's stories for free on

Posted on December 19, 2014, in Books, christmas, history, reading and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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