Just reading through my pile of books! I really believe I’ll reach my goal this year: 100 books, 50 of them my own. I’m at 70 books done, 38 of my own and it’s still August!I was looking at a blog the other day, a list of something, and there was an author there I wanted to read more of but now I can’t remember who it was. Or what blog I was looking at. :( Hopefully, I’ll remember at some point.
I finished Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor today and have to say it wasn’t for me. The story sounds like my kind of thing, but I ended up not liking any of the characters, not caring about anything that was happening and was extremely glad it was 190 pages, so I wouldn’t have to give up. I was disappointed because it started out so great. I enjoyed the first 50 or so pages, but then it just got draggy. Oh well.
I also finished March Violets by Philip Kerr. It’s the first in his Gunter series, but the second one I’ve read. A little odd knowing the character at a later date and then getting to know him in the beginning. I like this series so far, the setting, the ambiguous characters, the twists that occur. But I think I need to space out the reading because they are kind of depressing.
Still working through Magic Mountain, though I’ve only got about 150-200 pages to go, I’m at the last section. I really can’t wait to be done with this one. Again, I started out enjoying it, well, was unsure at first, then really got into it and now just want it over with. I get why it’s a classic, but I also understand why it’s not high on peoples TBR piles. I really had a hard time reading the third section, I just didn’t care, it was the same thing over and over again. I had to skim or I would have thrown the book across the room and that would not have been a good thing to do to a library book!