Little Indulgences

Hello everybody! Just a quick post whilst I am in the middle of reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy! As I’m sure you will appreciate this is an incredibly long book, and whilst I have been making progress, it is going to take some time to finish. 

I’m currently about a third of the way through the book. At first I wasn’t sure how I was going to take to it, being that it’s not my usual style of read. As it happens, I have taken to it very well, though I attribute that to having watched the BBC’s TV adaptation last year! How do I not watch that I wouldn’t have a clue what was going on in the beginning so probably wouldn’t have seen it through. 

In the meantime however, and seeing as how it’s payday today I decided to treat myself. What I’m not planning to read any of these books immediately, here are my latest purchases so please watch this space for reviews in the near future! 

I would argue that I am a very balanced person on the whole kindle versus book debate. I am not going to lie, I absolutely love my Kindle and that’s how I read predominately. But nothing compares to the feel or smell of a real book! 

Having loved my last Stephen King read, the Green Mile, I’ve decided to treat myself to a further three of his books. 

I found a recent review for Laini Taylor’s “Strange the Dreamer”, so I want to give this a try too. 

I am also making an effort to read more in the way of classics. Whereas some of my peers at school have read “To Kill a Mockingbird”, it is not something I got the opportunity to study. 

Last but not least I am trying something new by an author of a genre I am familiar with, being Neil Gaiman and his novel “American Gods”. 

I hate to have a review of Leo Tolstoy’s “war and peace” to you before too long, however I’m not going to kill my enjoyment of the book over targets. Having up to my target from reading 20 books this year to 60 (as I finished 20 by the end of April) I have about 32 weeks left this year to read 36 books. With War and Peace going to take me approximately another week to complete I’m going to have a challenge on my hands, but not undoable. 

If all else fails, I just have to remember:

It’s a million-to-one chance, but it just might work – Guards Guards by Terry Prachett 

2 thoughts on “Little Indulgences

    1. It’s really good – thanks for asking! I’m currently (as we speak) reading Book 5, chapter 3 and I’ve actually found it easier to read than I was expecting. Given that it was published so long ago I expected the language to be quite old but it is written very well and is completely understandable.

      For me to start with it took some time working out who the characters were and their relations to one another, but that comes with time. I also found that referring back to the BBC’s cast helped – I’m better at remembering faces!

      If you get the chance I would recommend you give it a go, although I appreciate it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea (then equally I didn’t think it was mine)! If you do choose to read it I would love to know what you think of it ☺️

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