#amreading – What, Why, While : Everyday Magic by Charlie Laidlaw @claidlawauthor @RingwoodPublish

What (am I currently reading)?

I have just started reading Everyday Magic by Charlie Laidlaw. The genre for this is Contemporary/Literary Fiction – I’m hoping for a a witty, uplifting look at human life.  Its going well so far, I laughed out loud on page 4 – and then read the passage to my husband.  Then a few pages later, I read another passage out to him, and probably disturbed the neighbours with our laughter and tears of mirth.   

It is already available, having been published by Ringwood Publishing in May 2021. 

Book Blurb (taken from https://www.charlielaidlawauthor.com/ )

Carole Gunn leads an unfulfilled life and knows it.  She’s married to someone who may, or may not, be in New York on business and, to make things worse, the family’s deaf cat has been run over by an electric car.

But something has been changing in Carole’s mind.  She’s decided to revisit places that hold special significance for her.  She wants to better understand herself, and whether the person she is now is simply an older version of the person she once was.

Instead, she’s taken on an unlikely journey to confront her past, present and future.

Everyday Magic is an uplifting book filled with humour and poignancy, and reminds us that, while our pasts make us who we are, we can always change the course of our futures.

Why (have I chosen to read it)?

I have previously read this author’s Being Alert! (a political satire set in the UK starting in January 2020 )– and loved it.  When I was offered a copy of Everyday Magic I therefore leapt at the chance to read it. 

While (I  am reading it) 

I’ve been out walking. This time up a beautiful gorge, and stopped off for an early lunch, where I was happy to share the garden with 2 cute pigs – until I realised that they would presumably be on next year’s menu as bacon.  Still they were certainly enjoying life, and had plenty of space to run around and have fun. 

All the best, Emma

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  1. You present your new reading choices in such an interesting way, Emma 🙂

    I noticed the cross atop the country inn you visited. Isn’t that a bit uncommon for UK?
    The place is charming. Shame, maybe the piglets are kept for their cuteness 😉

    Thank you for taking us along your walks.
    Have a pleasant Sunday further.

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  2. Hi Pat, Though British, I moved to Austria some years ago, which is a catholic country – hence the cross . The “mountain hut” in the picture also keeps cows and goats, as well as the two pigs. So seems to be a working farm – but maybe they just like animals!
    Thanks for your comments. Have a lovely day – forthcoming week. Emma


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