So it’s five days until Christmas and things are getting super stressful at work. Tensions are rising and people are arguing over really fucking trivial things. It’s ridiculous. I’m managing a team of people ages 30-60 and they all act like fucking kids. It’s meant that the last thing I feel like doing when I get home is read so, once again, this rundown is a pathetic review of my literary failings. On top of that, writing about all my new purchases is getting my super pumped to read everything on my TBR and I can’t help but want to pick up every new book as soon as possible. I’m so fucking fickle when it comes to books. Fingers crossed 2016 is the year I get my shit together and work out how to concentrate on one book at a time. Until then, I’ll just have a currently reading list that is exactly the same size as my TBR.
- A Bad Character by Deepti Kapoor
I started this the other day after I was bored with my other current reads and I’m already hooked. The writing is fabulous and the plot is great. If I hadn’t been working all week I’d probably have finished it by now. Can’t wait to really get into this one.
- Hotels of North America by Rick Moody
I’ve started to lose momentum with this one. I still love it and am enjoying reading it but it’s all a bit samey after a while. I figure the best thing to do is pick at it every so often. I’ll probably read a couple of the reviews every so often and slowly make my way through it. It’s still one of the best things I’ve read this year. I’m just in a bit of a pre-Christmas reading lull and my literary ADD has kicked in. Ever get that feeling that, no matter how good the book you’re reading is, there’s always something better/different out there? So many books so little time.
- Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Not read a single page more. But I’m really fucking trying.
- What She Left by T.R. Richmond (Kindle edition)
I read the extract of this book about a month ago. It didn’t strike me as the greatest book I’d ever read but it was piss easy to get through. Considering the rate at which I’m going through books I’ll take anything that gets me reading.
- Not Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I haven’t had chance to see this yet so I’m really edge about fucking spoilers. I’ve already warned people I work with that I’ll make their professional life difficult if they tell me anything about the plot. I work in a kitchen so I couldn’t rule out violence if anyone reveals too much. Thankfully, the guy who normally ruins films for me has been on unusually polite form and has told me nothing. Telling me he’d hate to ruin the experience for anybody. I guess Star Wars fans really are fucking great people.