Losing The Plot

One of the great pleasures in life is getting engrossed in a good book. I have lost whole days to the works of brilliant authors, and don’t regret a second.


So it was on a peaceful Sunday afternoon, finding I had the house to myself, that I decided to indulge in my favourite pastime and settled down with my eBook.


It wasn’t long before I was immersed in a tale of espionage and intrigue and the plot was really picking up pace when, as if at the hands of a spy, the secrets were denied me by the dreaded words on screen – “battery low”.


While this gadget is a much-loved gift from my family, what they give with one hand they take with the other – in the shape of the charger (or the plug, to be precise). Not only does it charge my e-Book, switch over a cable and it charges other gadgets, too. My family take full advantage.


So it was with great annoyance that I found myself devoid of words, save for a few choice ones spilling from my mouth.


A quick hunt round served only to reveal those tasks which I’d turned a blind eye to in favour of reading. Before I knew it, I was picking up this, tidying that, and suddenly more than an hour had disappeared – but I did find the charger.


Needing a break, I settled down with a coffee to once again lose myself in the plot . . . it was at this moment when the family returned and enquired cheerily, “Had a nice afternoon?”


To say I almost lost the plot is an understatement!


While I can see the benefits of having an eBook, there’s something to be said for printed words on paper, but whichever you prefer, why not take a look at our review of this month’s fiction books? You’re sure to see one which is perfect for you.


Yvonne McKenzie

Yvonne works on the Features team and admits to being nosy, so loves looking after the Between Friends letters and finding out all about our lovely readers. She also looks after our health copy and enjoys writing about inspiring people that help make the articles in the magazine so interesting.