Helloooo fellow book lovers! The title of this post if pretty self explanatory, but, if you don’t know what cosy reading night is then you are in for a bit of a treat my friends! Hosted by the wonderful Lauren and the Books, cosy reading night is an opportunity to sit in a comfy corner, stock up on the snacks, and settle down with a good story. Sounds fabulous am I right?
The world is still a pretty crazy place right now, so it’s nice to have something to look forward to, keep us all in the house, and distract us from the dystopian film that is unfolding outside our front doors (check out my updates post here)!
So a litte bit more about the cosy reading night before I dive into the books I will be enjoying! Cosy reading night is a semi-regular night of reding fun hosted by Lauren. The ‘Stay at home club’ cosy reading night is taking place on 3rd April (the day this is posted) between 7pm and 10pm GMT. As much as it is an opportunity to chill and read, it’s also a great opportunity to connect on twitter and Instagram under #cosyreadingnight. One of the things I absolutely love about this is that it is on British time. So many readathons and readalongs are hosted on a USA centric basis, so it is really nice to have a reading night based and accessible for my time zone.
As I mentioned above, the world is awash with Covid-19 related news, content, scaremongering, fact finding, isolation madness. It’s pretty much swept the globe up and everyone with it, and as someone who works in travel, is pretty inescapable at the moment. So it couldn’t have some at a better time, cosy-ing up under a blanket with fish, home made chips, chocolate, cider, and some good books. My life has changed a bit over the last two weeks. I am now officially working from home which is a big life change that I am adjusting to slowly, and I am seeing my Gran a lot more as she is completely isolated in her home at the moment. Life seems pretty different, but we can get through this!
The good news is that the O.W.Ls readathon 2020 is back and I am most definitely taking part and using it to get through this isolation and April. I signed up and started earlier this week (you can read that here) and I am super excited that this evening of reading will help me progress with that too! So with that in mind, tonight is going to be a night to read the two books I have already started for that readathon!
I bloody love a good mystery novel and could barely remember this book but knew that I wanted to re-read it. It’s the perfect cosy mystery for a night in so I thought it would be a great book to dive into this evening. I have (or more accurately my housemate has) a physical copy, and Kenneth Branagh has also done a superb audiobook on Scribd, so I don’t have to put it down if I fancy pottering round the house or knitting or something.
I am about a third of the way through this YA mystery and I am not sure what is going on completely but I am reasonably hooked. I don’t love the way it is written, but it has an interesting vibe and I am trying to go along with it. It fits with the above book too, definitely going to be more of a cosy mystery night in, am I right?
So yeah, that is my Friday evening planned. It’s probably not the most exciting weekend anyone had heard of, but Emma and I are looking forward to it and we have prepared by eating some good food to keep us going throughout the evening!
Are you taking part? What are you reading?