It was cool and crisp here this morning – an inspiring and invigorating start to 2015. Now, after an embarrassingly scenic morning walk (dear readers, I am sorry you don’t live here. It must be difficult for you), I am looking forward to spending the rest of the day reading. I am almost done the excellent How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis, which has been reminding me how differently each reader reacts to the same story. We have very different feelings towards some books (she doesn’t like Emma Woodhouse, which, obviously, I find inconceivable) but that is no barrier to my enjoyment of this engaging and highly entertaining memoir. Once that is done, I’ll have a tower of books to choose from – a rather overwhelming prospect, actually. Shall I go for Nevil Shute? Ruth Ozeki? Guy Gavriel Kay? Alistair Cooke? There is nothing nicer than starting a new year with plenty of options!