Friday Reads | 15th July

Just a quick Friday Reads post from me today where I’ll share what I plan to read this Friday and into the weekend ahead. My reading this week so far has been intermittent at best, so I hope to correct that today and into this weekend. The usual excuses apply: job hunting woes, feeling generally terrible and whiny, devoting time to watching copious episodes of Archer on Netflix instead. Actually that last one is probably the main excuse. Sorry/not sorry.

Even so, I’m still plodding my way through a re-read of A Clash of Kings for the #readasoiaf readalong in which a group of readers are reading George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, one book per month. This month has been the turn of the second book in the series and I rather naively thought that, as this was a re-read, I might be able to fly through it. I was wrong, so very wrong, especially when I know I could technically get lazy and just skim read it since it is a re-read but I suspect I would then remember little to none of the actual plot, which wouldn’t stand me in very good stead for picking up A Storm of Swords in August. So basically I keep putting this down and forgetting about it, I claim to be actively reading it but only in the sense that I frequently bring it downstairs with me on a morning and leave it on the arm of the sofa, as though I might pick it up spontaneously. However, I recently realised just how far ahead of me Liz is with this book and, let me tell you, being behind with your reading that much makes you want to catch up. Not that this is a race in any way but I like to be drawing level. Continue reading