I've finished a couple of novels lately and have a stack more from the library waiting for me. It's a good feeling. Last year I was distracted by house stuff and hardly read books at all.
The Language of Flowers was a really easy read, and now I'm in the thick of The Night Circus which is a bit heavier going but in a good way. Next up is Gone Girl which I have high hopes for after a couple of friends recommended it, and The Paris Wife, which I'm looking forward to because I loved A Moveable Feast. And there's also The Snow Child, which Amazon kept suggesting when I looked at other books, so I decided to give it a try (although not from Amazon, I reserved it at the local library. I love our library. They have almost everything and if they don't they'll buy it for you and send an SMS when it arrives).
And for non fiction there's a couple of parenting books - both good, but Children Are People Too seems to be a good fit for our parenting approach, I think I'll buy a copy to refer back to. I borrowed How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk (or is it the other way around?) after seeing it written about in lots of different places and it seems very sensible too, especially since the boy child is outgrowing the baby and toddler books we've had up til now and there are new things to think about.
And I got the Ottolenghi cookbook out of the library too, and have sticky-tabbed some things to make over the Easter weekend. It all looks delicious.
The girl child is growing up so fast. In January she moved in to a big bed, in February we stopped using nappies, and I've just realised she'll need size 4 clothes for winter (she is not two and a half yet). She's talking so much more now, from basically only using nouns when she was 2 (which worried me a bit) to now having proper conversations, which is lovely. I want to knit her a couple of things for this winter (before she can talk enough to complain that hand knits are itchy, like her brother) so have been having fun browsing through Ravelry.
The Scandi TV drama obsession continues. At the start of last year we watched The Killing. Then later in the year Clare lent me The Bridge, which was awesome. This year we watched season 2 of The Killing, which I thought was better than the first one (shorter, tighter, equally good knitwear). Now we're watching Borgen which is like The Killing but without the killings - just all the political and personal drama. The one thing that is confusing is that there seems to be only about 25 actors in Denmark so the same ones keep popping up and the nice husband from one show is a suspicious former soldier in another one which is a bit disconcerting. I also watched Girls on DVD after Christmas which I loved, it made me laugh so much, and the funny half hour epidsodes were a great change from the longer, more serious crime things we'd been watching. I really enjoyed Homeland too (although it is longer & more serious). Anxiously waiting for Season 2 of both of those.
How about you? What are you reading? Any TV suggestions?