Another radio silence, I know.
This one was due to suffering from mastitis during the second half of January. It was horrible. I keep telling people that I think I preferred giving birth to the pain and general illness that comes with mastitis. Then again, at the end of labour you know you have a child to look forward to, so that probably takes the edge of the pain & Pim’s birth was relatively easy anyway. Nursing has not been that easy. And yet, I have difficulty saying goodbye to it. During mastitis you have to continue nursing or the infection will get worse and so you have no choice. And now that it is actually over I am still feeding. Despite all the issues I have had, I also really love these moments with Pim?
Reading wise, I didn’t really do much since I became ill. And so, January counts a lousy 4 books, only two of which I have written about thus far:
- Finding Violet Park – Jenny Valentine
- The Sleeper and the Spindle – Neil Gaiman
- The Night Fairy – Laura Amy Schlitz
- Vera – Elizabeth von Arnim
More annoyingly, I was in the middle of reading The Wonderful Adventures of Nils for the Children’s Book Project when I had to return it to the library. Hopefully, I can get it back again soon.
I also did not meet a few of the goals I set for reading in 2015. Perhaps February will be better?
I am currently reading the third book in the Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart, which I find highly enjoyable.
What was your January like? And what are you planning to read during February?