So here’s the thing. Every time this week I have sat down to read a book I have fallen asleep, regardless of the time of day and (mostly) regardless of location i.e. I haven’t fallen asleep on public transport. Yet. Well, not because I was reading anyway.
But I’m still ahead of my target to read a book a week so I’m not panicking. Also yet.
Of course not reading – or, to be more accurate, not finishing – books hasn’t stopped me from bringing more into the house (mostly but not exclusively invisible Kindle books). This week I have managed to get a hold of:
- The Verse of Sibilant Shadows by JM Guillen – almost entirely because it has a really cool title
- The Case of the Imaginary Detective by Karen Joy Fowler
- The Whitehall Mandarin by Edward Wilson
- The Girl Who Wasn’t There by Ferdinand von Shirach
- The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher
- The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
And despite the fact that I have made no or little progress with the three books I was reading this time last week I have started a fourth – Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris, largely because I am so taken with Bryan Fuller’s TV series Hannibal (which is based on the characters and bits of the plot but isn’t a direct adaptation) that I thought I would pick up the only book in the series I hadn’t yet read, especially as it was kicking around.
Hopefully a better story to tell next week 🙂