Being stuck in one place has at least been good for my reading. Not since I started keeping track, have I ever read so much in a January as I did this year. Twenty-two books so far, by authors born in twelve countries, and I may very well read more this weekend. Perhaps I even read too much, I’m sure that several of the books I read deserved a more careful read than they got, but my mind has recently been more suited for fast, frantic, reads, than for slow and careful ones.
Progress on my reading challenges
I just finished Ariel by Sylvia Plath from my Classics club reading list. I ought to review it properly for the challenge, but as I read it I realized that I’m not yet a good enough poetry reader to really understand it, so this short note will have to do. I can not say I really liked it, I kept feeling that there was a point but that I missed it, but I was at least intrigued enough to feel that I should try a reread in the future.
Reading highlights in January
- Pennskaftet (Penwoman) by Elin Wägner
- Midnight is a place by Joan Aiken
- Solutions and other problems by Allie Brosh
- Varje fredag framför porten by Wanda Heger
- Himlen över taket (The sky above the roof) by Natacha Appanah
Shetland, compensating for the current lack of crime novels in my To Be Read pile. I am currently on series 4, and am rather amused by all the Norwegians having Swedish accents.
Plans for next month