What have you been reading this week?
I love the idea of a 4-day working week. Starting working on Tuesday was a lot less stressful than it will be tomorrow. Although, I can’t say that it’s been a good week but that’s mostly because the other guy in my role was on holiday. That means I was doing the work of 2 people over a shorter period. Friday was a particularly rough day and I was glad to see the weekend. I really need some time off. I can see things only getting busier over the next few weeks. So, I’m also getting ready for my reading to drop off dramatically too. I’m already struggling to read and am having to resort to audiobooks to get me through. I’ve got nothing against them but I’m not exactly concentrating on them as much as I should. I’m about to tackle our super short book club read, which I hope will get me out of this funk. But we’ll see.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW – The Hellion by Harriet Young
This was a really interesting book to read but a really difficult one to discuss. There is so much going on but in such an accessible way. I worried that my review would just descend into really unhelpful gushing. Hopefully, I managed to cobble together something kind of useful but we’ll see. If you’re interested in British history and the Pendle witch trials, then give my review a quick read.
- BOOKISH REVIEW – The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
As much as I enjoyed reading Klara and the Sun, it did leave me with a desire to read this book. In my opinion, it’s Ishiguro’s best book. I know that he doesn’t exactly have a bad one but this is definitely my favourite. There’s something about the ending that gets me every time I think about it. It’s been a while since I read it, so April seemed like the perfect time. If you want to know why I love it so much, head over to my post.
- TBT REVIEW – The Remains of the Day (1993)
As soon as I’d finished reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s Man Booker Prize winning novel, I started watching the film adpatation. I always remember it being a good adaptation of the book but I’ve never seen it so close to having read it before. It was time to see just how many changes were made. Would it be as good as I always believed it to be? If you’re feeling nostalgic, head over to my review.
- The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
This was a much quicker read than I was expecting. Not because of the book but because of me. I’ve not been doing very well with getting things done lately. But I managed to speed through this and it was wonderful to go back. I love these characters and I love the heartbreaking ending.
- A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
What kind of month would it be if I didn’t read at least one Agatha Christie book? This one allowed me to quickly cross off another letter for my Spell the Month Challenge. It’s also the first Miss Marple book that I’ve included in my rereading of Christie novels. It was about time she turned up.
I’m yet to decide what I’m reading next. It should probably be something beginning with either P, I or L but I keep changing my mind about what that will be.
So, yesterday, my copy of Haruki Murakami’s First Person Singular turned up and it’s a beauty. I wasn’t going to buy it yet but I caved this week. Mostly because Foyles were offering a set of postcards with their preorders. What can I say? I bloody love free book stuff.
- Gilmore Gilrls– I finished watching all of the the original series and I have a lot of thoughts about everything. I still love this show but there are so many issues. Lorelai and Rory are just the worst people. And I feel so sorry for Emily and Richard now. Plus, all the people in the town? Why do they put up with them?