Update. I have been away again. I got lots of reading done, but little writing. I have a number of unreviewed books piling up beginning of course with the dreaded Cloud Atlas that I read months ago. It is unlikely I will review all that I have read. So here’s the list:
Phantom -- Nesbo
Gone Girl – Flynn
Broken for You – Stephanie Kallos
The Right Hand Shore – Christopher Tilghman
Marbles – a graphic novel about bi-polar disorder by Ellen Forney
Sweet Tooth—Ian McEwan
I am now in the midst of two big books: Mantel’s Wolf Hall, which I didn’t read when it first came out, and Bleak House by Charles Dickens.
My reading news is that I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas and an Audible subscription, so now the listening begins. My first audiobook was Black Box and second is Bleak House. I like listening, but feel I get more out of eyes-on-the page reading. Just me, I think. I do a lot of back reading. Because of that I don’t how well I will read books on Kindle either. I like flipping paper pages around in a book.
I suppose I will get used to it.
I remember how so many years ago when I first worked for a newspaper, we used to print out stories and pencil edit them on the page and then go back and edit the computer copy. It seemed they looked so different. We were told: Edit on the computer. No paper pages. Get used to it.
So of the above list what’s best? Coincidentally the last four: Right Hand Shore, Black Box, Marbles, Sweet Tooth – all so different and all very satisfying books.
Considering challenges, but haven’t committed yet. Inspired by others. Too much to chose from.