Thursday, 23 January 2014

What I'm reading

I love going to knitting group on Wednesdays, but it does seem to make the day seem very short!

What did you recently finish reading?
The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams. I loved reading it. It felt beautifully lyrical, sucked me completely in and made me eager to read the next one.It wasn’t perfect but the characters and the descriptions were enough to carry me through, though I suspect it’s one of those books you either love or hate.

I DNF’d Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George. I got to the stage where it was annoying me too much.I can see what everyone means by it needs a good edit - very tiny bit characters were given overblown descriptions, then a whole fight scene was given the same size of description. I could skim over that for a while, but then I got to the start of the Italian section where random Italian words were thrown in willy-nilly and it started to annoy me intensely. I flicked to the end to see if it was worth carrying on and I skimmed through the interesting bits. I liked a lot of the character interaction between Havers and Lynley but that wasn’t enough to overcome my annoyance with the book, and I thought life was too short to make myself finish it properly.

What are you currently reading?
Knife Sworn by Mazarkis Williams. It’s got the same feel to it as the first book, but I think it might be a case of too much, too quickly as it’s annoying me a little here. That might be because I’m reading it in short chunks during my breaks ,and I couldn’t really settle into it, so I’m taking it home with me to curl up with it and see if it’s me or the book. 

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. I’m finding this really funny, but only in small doses so it’s an ideal break time read. That said, I only picked it up yesterday and although I’m only reading a chapter or so at a time, I seem to pick it up every time I pass it, and I’m more than halfway through. Always a good sign.

What do you think you’ll read next?
I would really like to get the Wexler’s The Thousand Names finished (finally!)

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