For the second week in a row, I’ve been in a one week, one book relationship. The first was a non-fiction book that I was having some issues with (I wasn’t liking it so much and found some of it annoying so it took me longer, even longer than my normal slow pace associated with non-fiction books because there were times I thought about winging it far from my being.) and the second week was consumed by an almost 800 page historical fiction tome that, well, it just took me a long time to read. I did enjoy it though so there are no complaints. 🙂
So what book was it? The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick. Last year, I read her Arthurian legend trilogy, Pendragon’s Banner, loved it so much I knew I needed to read more and when I saw this one, I bought it. Lately my restraint tactics which I practiced all last year in regard to buying books have been tossed casually into a black hole from which they will never ever return. Although, the new books are all ebooks so they aren’t taking up any physical space which is probably why I’ve kept at the buying the last few days with little regard for anything other than how much money is left on my gift cards. The answer to that is not much. I also picked up A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin (can’t wait for it!) and Un Lun Dun by China Mieville. I read two of his books last year and he’s becoming a favorite.
To show there’s more to me than just hitting the download button, I also stopped by the library (thanks honey for double parking and deftly avoiding a ticket) and picked up two books that I’m looking forward to reading. OK, one I already started…
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach. Mary Roach writes the funniest and most entertaining non-fiction books I’ve ever read and this is going to be the perfect one to get me back on the non-fiction wagon which I jumped off of in January. My second book is A Conspiracy of Kings by Meghan Whalen Turner. I thought, really believed, that I had finished this series last year but I didn’t and well, that needed to be fixed and now I have the final book and all is well.
I’m off now. My husband has informed me there is football stuff to be watched. Happy Sunday everyone and enjoy the game!
4 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon – Long Books and Loot”
I think of e-book buying as a separate category, for the reason you mentioned. They don’t take up shelf space! And it’s easy to buy them!
Not so good.
I spent all of yesterday reading on my Kindle and finished the book….then my battery died, so I had to recharge the Kindle this morning.
Here’s my SUNDAY SALON
Sometimes it’s too easy to buy them! 🙂
I got zero reading done on Super Bowl Sunday but I feel it was worth it. Enjoy Conspiracy of Kings!
I’m really looking forward to it!