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My non-book buying year - Part 2

Wow - July already. Is it me or do the days seem to go by faster and faster? My mum always used to say she knew she was getting old when police constables started to look younger and younger. I think my own experience is the sound of the days, months and years as they whizz by. We’re now officially in summer and we certainly know it this year with day after day of sunshine and soaring temperatures. These are the sorts of days that remind me of being young. Days spent swimming and sitting by the outdoor pool, playing swing ball with my neighbour until aching arms stopped play and days when a good book was often all the company I needed.
I’ve ventured to the outdoor brine pool in Nantwich once this year, not returned to Swing ball but the one constant in my life is reading and the joy of a new book. The company of books still brings comfort, adventure, escape and peace. I’m still very happy to lose myself amongst the words of others.
But how are things going this year - for this is my …
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