2015,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

Reading Down My TBR Pile – Week Two

I’ve not read a lot this week but I’ve still not bought any books despite 1) being very tempted by a book I really want being published and 2) being on Amazon to order birthday presents.  In another move that will help the number of books in the flat I took four I didn’t want any more and put them in the “swap a book” suitcase a local venue has (well, the friend I was having coffee with took one home to read first but she’ll pass it on to someone else or stick it in after) and didn’t take any out.

The Bad Boyfriend’s Bootcamp by Poppy Dolan ebook, 302 pages, on TBR since April 2014 (according to Amazon, I thiought it was longer)

I loved the sound of this book but sadly it didn’t live up to expectations and I almost gave up on it.  The only reason I didn’t is I’m trying to DNF fewer books.  It was slow and boring in places and had several spelling mistakes. I verged between really liking the main character, Molly and thinking she was full of herself and annoying.  Not one I’d reccommend to be honest although it did have it’s redeeming moments and wasn’t all bad.

Sula by Toni Morrison audiobook, approx 5 hours 40 minutes (196 pages in print), on TBR for a month or two

I chose to read this because it’s one of the books on the 1001 books to read before you die list. I don’t intend to read all of them (not least because the list has been updated several times and if you include all the books which have ever been on it it’s more like 1400) but I do like to use the list for inspiration.

Sula is a tough story in places but Toni Morrison is a really good writer who tells a powerful story – her wording is masterful.  This was worth the time but might not be the best introduction if you’ve not read Morrison before – personally I enjoyed Beloved (which I read several years ago) more.

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