Reading is still slow. Last week I said I was hoping to do nothing in the long weekend, but it was not to be. My television was delivered and I spent the Saturday installing and playing with it. The I had sort of forgotten the online conference that I was taking part in, so I have been screening those since Sunday. So much for the long weekend! Luckily, I still went for some walks and I went to the cinema for the first time in six months to see TENET. It felt so good to be back at the cinema (even with the constant face mask) that I am not entirely sure whether I really liked the movie or just being back at the movies 😉. WWW Wednesday is a bookish meme which is currently hosted by Taking On A World Of Books. Its idea is very simple, answer the three following questions:
I didn’t really progress this week with the Aristophanes Plays, The Golden Compass or Doomsday Book. I had to finish an ARC before and the rest of my focus has been on the Halloween Bingo books. For Halloween Bingo I am reading Carnivalesque for the Creepy Carnivals, and The Girl on the Train for Psych. For the former I found the writing in the beginning very awkward and all the characters in the latter are annoying me. My final new read is Beyond Kuiper, and while I don’t usually get discouraged from reviews before reading, this ARC has an average rating of 1 star on GoodReads (admittedly only three votes, but still). I have only just started though.
Still busy last week so I only finished these two books. Breath of Salt was a non-fiction read about Cystic Fibrosis – a topic very close to my heart as it what I have been working on for the last five years. Great read but it completely glossed over all the non-Northern American efforts whatsoever – which was a shame. I wanted the review out before the publication and the 31st anniversary of the publication of CFTR as the cause of Cystic Fibrosis on September 8 (Happy belated birthday CFTR 🎂) so my review is already published and you can find it here.
Mrs. Dalloway was a completely different read. I read it serialized by the PigeonHole, but since I sort of lost track I ended up reading it one after the other still. It’s only a short novel, but its stream-of-consciousness really needed my attention or it was very easy to get lost in Mrs. Dalloway’s thoughts. The most touching parts for me where the one’s from Septimus’ POV where he struggles with live after the traumas of WWI.
Since I haven’t been reading all that much lately, and with the Bingo ongoing, I think I will wait a bit to see what is my next call and start that book. So far I have only had three calls, the two I am already reading and Murder Most Foul. For this I have selected the first book in the Agatha Christie Group Read that will start in October – so I will pass on reading it until October starts.
In the mean time I hope to focus on books I am already reading!
How was your reading week? Read anything you would recommend? Let me know in the comments!