Friday, 26 January 2018

READING RECORD | Week Three


Each week I'll be sharing a reading record, kind of like a bookish diary, with some notes from my reading of the week before.

MONDAY 15TH JANUARY
Feeling a little ill today and spent a lot of the day resting - I did manage to read 40 pages of Thin Air by Michelle Paver.

TUESDAY 16TH JANUARY
The slow start to my reading week continues, with no reading completed today.

WEDNESDAY 17TH JANUARY
Today I finished reading Thin Air by Michelle Paver - the book itself is relatively short, however I read it in drips & drabs, so I think whenever it may be that I return to it I'll try and read it all in the one sitting. Based on a want to reread this title, I'm sure you can guess I had a positive reading experience of Thin Air; such an atmospheric ghost story, which made perfect winter reading material.

Michelle Paver is a new to me author, however I have been aware of her books for quite some time now as in childhood she was Nathan's (my husband) favourite author - I've heard so much about her Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series. Being able to find books that fit my reading preferences a little more, whilst still discovering the author in which Nathan so enjoyed, was a really wonderful thing to be able to do.

I also read a few pages of The Polar Bear Explorers' Club in the evening... I'm conscious of the fact that I have had a bookmark, moving ever so slowly, in this book for a while now - I will say that I am enjoying this middle grade title; I think I just need to set aside a solid chunk of time to be transported.


THURSDAY 18TH JANUARY
It wasn't until the evening that I picked up a book today, and instead of picking up any of the many review books I have piling up (eek!), I ended up at my bookshelves and opted for a book I've already read - my first reread of the year: Still Alice by Lisa Genova.

The trouble with recording my reading in this way is you're all seeing how all over the place my reading habits are!

FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY
Ending the day on page 175 of Still Alice.

SATURDAY 20TH JANUARY
Read some more pages of Still Alice today, although not many.

SUNDAY 21ST JANUARY
Ending the week by finishing Still Alice by Lisa Genova... Such a sad story, but so well written. I may have to give some more of my Lisa Genova's novels a reread before her new release in April. 

Not reading related specifically, however I did start my annual winter Harry Potter re-watch.

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BOOKS MENTIONED
Finished - Thin AirStill Alice
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4 comments

  1. A Harry Potter rewatch sounds fun! Thin Air sounds like a good read and it's great you're able to share a favorite author with your husband. I have such different reading tastes from mine that we rarely overlap but it's always great when we do. Happy reading!

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    1. Oh, my husband and I have such different reading tastes too, but a joint love of reading!

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  2. I’m a bit all over the place too! I’m trying to get into a sort of routine so I make sure to not squander my free time, but it’s a work in progress :)

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    1. Even if we are all over the place, so long as we're enjoying the act of reading & stories themselves :-)

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