Another quick update post for the Bout of Books 11 Read-a-thon, day 3 dawns *cue dramatic music*
12pm – I have officially finished my first book, The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. I enjoyed it a lot more than I actually realised whilst I was reading it; it only really hit me when I’d closed the book at the end of the narrative. I think half of why it took me so long to get into the story was that it was very different from the only other Ishiguro I’ve read, Never Let Me Go, which I loved and I suppose I must’ve been expecting something similar? This book was very different in tone but I’ve noticed the thing I really loved in Never Let Me Go is also evident in The Remains of the Day, and that is the author’s ability to evoke a particular setting and a particular mood so well that you really do feel yourself ‘in’ the narrative so to speak. I have so much more to say about it that I will definitely be making some kind of review blog post or video in the near future, technology permitting.
1pm – The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer accidentally fell open and I might have accidentally started reading it? It’s not on my to-read list for this week, it’s not even on my TBR for this month, so it’s definitely an ooops moment but who could say no to such a pretty cover? Certainly not me!
7pm – I am only at page 36 of The Shock of the Fall but I’m really enjoying it so far. As seems to be a habit, I made a quick update video of my thoughts for today which you can see here. I hope to get some more reading done tonight once I’ve come home from watching GBBO but we’ll see.
How are your weeks faring? Anyone stuck on a particular book, like I seemed to be with The Remains of the Day, or have you flew through your TBR for this week’s read-a-thon? Comment below, I’d love to have a bit of a chat.