Saturday, 30 June 2012

A Month of Reading

Yep, a month and I've only managed one book.  To be fair over the past month we have driven approximately 1,700 miles, seen most of our families attended two birthday parties, one funeral and a wedding.  Reading hasn't been high on the agenda, nevermind here we go!

1. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I don't usually read translations (originally Spanish) of novels, obviously you can never be 100% sure that you're reading exactly what the author intended you to read, however I needed a book for going on holiday and this one came to hand when I ran into the charity shop.  It took me a couple of chapters to get used to the flamboyant descriptions but that really is my only criticism, this is a great story full of suspense and interesting characters, at times quite bleak and genuinely scary in places but that's why I loved it.  I would recommend it to anyone, although perhaps not if you wanted a beach read.  

Hopefully next month I'll have a bit more time to chill out a read some books, I've got loads stacked up and read to go.


  1. I loved that book!! I've been so bad on the reading front of late, trying to change that now.... I blame my iPad, why read when you can play games?.... *tut tut* :( x

    1. I go through phases where I read loads and others where I just can't be bothered at all... ooo look telly! xxx

  2. Yeah I prefer to read novels by Mexican or Portuguese authors in spanish. All the other ones i prefer to read them in english. The spanish language, although beautiful, tends to be kind of long.


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