Well, as suspected I am not only behind on posting about progress in reading Wolf Hall, I’m behind on reading as well. I’ve completed Part One and I am about 40 pages away from the end of Part Two. I have no real excuses for this except:
- it’s very absorbing so I feel the need to set aside a decent period of reading time to really get into it, and this weekend was all about Christmas preparations (especially putting up the tree)
- it is not the sort of book that is an easy read when you have a mild bout of insomnia as I did on Friday/Saturday, which is why
- I got distracted by Mister Creecher instead (more of that in another post)
But so far I really like what I am reading. There’s lots of interesting background info on Cromwell himself, a lot of which I didn’t know. Luckily the fact that I studied this period at university meant that I already know who most of the characters were which is always an advantage. So far I am very much liking Cardinal Wolsey, a thing I thought I would never say.
Nothing I’ve read in the novel to date suggests that I will be changing my opinion of Henry VIII though.
A quieter weekend coming up so hopefully will get back on schedule. But so glad I decided to pick this up at last.