In Library Day on June 21, 2013 at 8:44 pm
I’ve got two new books on the go at the moment.
The first one is my home book, for which I put down Shaka for the moment. I’m a quarter of the way through it and it’s excellent so far. It’s a mixture of fantasy and romance and while I’m not really a fan of romance novels, the writing is superb. The world that Miss Dakin has built is captivating and the characters are interesting. So far, so good.
This book is my commute book and is absolutely gorgeous so far. It’s a different take on Norse mythology and it’s beautifully written. I am so in love with this book at the moment. I was tempted to stay on the train past my stop just to keep reading. I’m only a hundred pages in so hopefully it will keep me enchanted.
In Library Day on June 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm
This is the latest Home book I’m reading. F bomb in the first sentence. Wowser… We’ll see how it goes and I’ll let you know.
As an aside, the insides of my thumbs are sore from all of the books I’ve been reading lately. They’ve all been kind of beefy books that dig into that spot where my thumb joins my hand. On both hands! I’ve considered wearing my husband’s weight lifting gloves when I read. Do you think that’s too dorky? Ok, then I won’t tell you about the Pivot Tables I’ve made of my TBR list…
In Library Day on June 5, 2013 at 6:44 pm
It’s very rare that I finish my commute book and my home book at the same time. In fact, I think that this was the first time that’s happened. Weirdness. Anyway, I now have two different books on the go.
My home book is The Red Chamber by Pauline Chen. According to the author’s note, this book was inspired by Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin and is “widely considered the most important work of fiction in the Chinese literary tradition”. I’ve recently developed an interest in re-tellings as I’ve been knocking around the idea of writing one in the future. Too soon for details but I want to read as many as possible to get a feel for what other people have done.
My commute book is The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski which is the book which inspired the video game The Witcher. It’s sort of a series of short stories, or quests, tied together in a novel. I’m nearly halfway through it and so far it’s pretty entertaining.