This year I am starting my annual Christmas re-read of Little Women a bit early as I am doing so in the company of some lovely people on Instagram – the Kindred Spirit Network.
Social media is a bit of a tricky topic for me – if I spend too long scrolling – and on a bad day too long can be five minutes – I end up feeling very down and it really isn’t good for me. On the other hand, I need to use it if I want to promote my blog. It is difficult for me to find the right balance sometimes.
However, a huge positive side of social media – and Instagram in particular – is the connection I can so easily make with like minded people. I love having a book club with real people I can talk to in person but none of them really enjoy the same books as me. Yes, it makes me read a wider range of books and that is great – but sometimes I just want to read a cosy, comforting book which I love. It is even better if I can share that book with other people who love it just as much as I do.
I am therefore very much looking forward to a couple of months spent curled up with Little Women (and Good Wives – they are usually published separately in the UK). I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening.