|A cosy chair, my crochet blanket in the making|
& a good book.
If a book doesn't really grab my attention from the start I will usually abandon it to the never to read again shelf (virtual shelf since I read on a kindle most of the time) however having read the previous books I knew what to expect and Aaronvitch didn't let me down, when the story was in full swing I found it gripping. I am not the fastest of readers most of the time but I did finish the book in around a week in the end with the last 6 chapters completed in 24 hours fitted around a working day (reading in my lunch break and after dinner). I found that with 2 chapters left there was no way I was going to sleep so I finished it before bed (It made for a later night than usual).
Luckily for Me Foxglove Summer (Book 5) is out in the next couple of months as Aaronvitch has left the book with a shocker of cliff hangers (honestly I really didn't see that one coming) which made up for the pacing issues in the book. I can't wait to read the next book.
My October read will be Ocean at the end of the Road by Neil Gaiman (the author of stardust) Originally written as a short story it ended up being a short novel. I am starting with smaller books to get me back into reading, plus I also have lots of knitting to be on with in an evening too. This is the first Neil Gaiman book I have read and I am really looking forward to it. I do have a couple of other potential reads should I motor through this book!
Now, I mostly read on my Kindle, but I do love a books and book shops too. I find book shops such inspiring places to be. I know that most people are either for or against a kindle where as me, I don't mind. I like the convenience of the kindle as it fits in my bag easily, the animosity it gives me as people do not judge me based on the book cover, the fact that no matter what the size of the book my kindle is always the same size, but most importantly it doesn't hurt when I start to fall asleep and drop it on my face! That said I do like the feel and the smell of real books as well. what are your thoughts? Do you prefer and e-reader or a book?
A Year in books is hosted by Laura over at A Circle of Pine Cones.