April 30th 2021 would’ve been Captain Tom Moore’s 101st birthday; in recognition and in remembrance of his achievement, a new challenge was announced by his family. They challenged ordinary folk to complete a hundred somethings to raise more funds for The Captain Tom Foundation – ‘whether you bake 100 cupcakes or walk 100 laps – help celebrate Captain Tom’s achievements.’ The official ‘Captain Tom 100’ has now finished, but I’ve challenged myself to write a 100 word blog each day for 100 days. I started on May 1st and when I complete my task, I’ll donate £100 to his Foundation.
This book is somewhat of a plodding read. It’s well-written, that’s for sure, and garnered much praise; however, I’m not gripped by it and only mildly interested. I feel compelled to read and finish it, for book club you see. It is interesting, I guess it is intriguing, but the problem is, I don’t really care. If it didn’t have to be finished for when I meet my lovely friends, it might get unconsciously shifted to one side in favour of something I like better. It might descend through the pile of to-be-read books until in fact it is forgotten.