A terrible picture, I apologise. I can’t be bothered taking another one. I have just got back from a long bike ride, something that I will be doing more if I hope. I am 40 pages away from finishing this, it’s been a weird experience, not quite sure what to make of it. I wonder whether it’s popular because it’s so strange and not because it’s good?
Just finished The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark. My eyes are sleepy so I will probably not write a lot about this book. Set in Scotland, Miss Brodie guides her girls; ‘The Brodie Set’ through their early days of adolescence. I really enjoyed this, it’s a good read, interesting characters and a good style. I must add some more Muriel Spark to my wish list.
My reading habbits have been dire lately, and whilst mooching around youtube, I have noticed a lot of people doing the 30 day reading challenge. I thought that this might be the ideal oportunity to challenge myself into reading more books, get a little ahead of my 50 books challenge (which I am unbearably behind) and get into the routine of readng everyday for university.
Above are just some of the books I am planning to read, ‘Pure’ is my currently reading, I have about 150 pages left which I hope I can finish today. The others are books that I have had for a while, or books that I have recently purchased that don’t look very intimidating, and could potentailly be read in a day.
I don’t count on reading 30 books in the next 30 days, but I do hope that I read at least ten or more. Is this achievable? There is only one way to find out…
Some new books for my to be read stack, which is now bigger than I am allowed!
Some wonderful books that are shaping my reading month. I need to read more, hopefully now that I am back at uni I can!
My Vintage Classics. Probably my favourite series of books.
I am finding it harder and harder to bother with books that don’t grab me from the first couple of chapters. With Nights at the Circus, I’m not feeling the pull. I really want to be reading something else right now, and John Wyndham books always keep me on my toes. But this doesn’t mean I won’t be returning to the Carter, that’s the beauty of books, you can come back to them when you are ready.
Nights at the Circus - Angela Carter