I didn't get as much reading done on my holiday this year as I usually do, I think this was because We went out and about so much more than usual and also because We holidayed with friends.
What I did read though was the latest Jilly Cooper...'Jump!'
I absolutely adore Jilly Cooper and this book lived up to her usual high standards.
A Granny more grief sticken by the recent loss of her beloved dog than her late husband, forced to move house and look after atrocious grandchildren finds a neglected horse, nurses her back to health, helps form an owners syndicate and chaos ensues!!!
I like Jilly Cooper's style very much because whilst she tells a good tale with a bit of drama and a bit of romance thrown in theres always a lot of humour in her books too.
And of course if you're a fan of hers you'll like the fact that she always makes sure the old favourites put in an appearance...Rupert Campbell-Black anyone??
My other holiday read was Sue Townsends latest installment in the Adrian Mole saga 'Adrian Mole, The Prostate Years' I've read all the Adrian Mole books, infact I sort of grew up alongside him as he is only a year or so older than me!
But this one I felt was more serious than any of the previous books it deals with subjects such as prostate cancer and British troops in Afghanistan. There were a couple of times I had tears in my eyes reading this book, most especially during Adrian Moles cancer treatment. I know Sue Townsend has suffered some terrible ill-health herself and I just wonder if this has given her some insight into how Adrian Mole must have felt during his treatment.
I read both of these books on my kindle and I can happily report that it was ideal for lounging on a sunbed and had absolutely no glare at all from the sun on it.
My only concern about taking it on holiday was leaving it lying on my sunbed whilst I was swimming or gettinga meal.
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