Your breath on my neck catches a strand of hair,
butterfly wings against my skin.
Your arm, heavy against my chest
Like a secret.
Your hand lightly cups my shoulder,
Fingers flicker like flames
As you begin to drift.
My arm against your belly
As we rise and fall.
For a moment we are in synch,
I hold on to a pleasure
that slowly recedes,
Our breath separates
and we continue on alone.
So this year I decided to use Goodreads to set myself a reading challenge as I felt that I was getting distracted by the internet way too much and that my reading was suffering.
Here’s the list in full.
Quite an eclectic bunch of titles I think. Some are novels I’ve always wanted to read but hadn’t got round to (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep, American Gods), some were bought on a whim with the supermarket shop (The Minaturist, All The Light That We Cannot See) and others have been continually brought to my attention over the years as “must reads” (The Alchemist). Some were free Kindle books that I read on holiday (80 Days Around the World, The War of The Worlds) and others were found whilst shelf tidying (I work in a library) and I’d either heard good things about or was intrigued by the blurb (Gormenghast, Farmegeddon)
Here are the winners and losers of this years challenge, in my opinion of course!
Favourite Read (even though it’s book 2 of a trilogy but didn’t know until a few chapters in!)
Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake
The Alchemist – Paul Coelho
All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
Made me laugh out Loud:
How To Build a Girl – Caitlin Moran
Best re visited:
Reaper Man – Terry Pratchett (RIP TERRY)
Author I will not be reading more of in a hurry:
Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood
Everyone Should Read:
Farmageddon – Philip Lymbery & Isabel Oakeshott
Seeing me into 2016:
The shark and The albatross – John Aitchison