Currently reading

BC: Currently Reading w/c 30/07/2018

Quick check-in to let you know what I am currently reading/ will be reading for the next week or so.

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My main novel this week will be A.J. Norfield’s Windcatchera ~400 page fantasy novel not too distant from Eragon going from other reviews. I’m about 10% of the way through this one and it’s a struggle so far, there is definitely room for improvement in terms of writing quality, and I get the feeling no editor was involved here. Quite slow paced so far, too, I’ll have to be careful to make sure it doesn’t stop my reading progress full stop.

 

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My alternative novel/ more relaxed read is Protecting the Dead – Katherine Gilbert. Another review copy I received as part of the TBRindr programme, this one focusing on angels and demons – not too distant from the Supernatural TV series. I haven’t spent too long with this one yet as it is mostly picked up when Windcatcher gets too samey. Only ~240 pages long and written in a simple style, I’m enjoying it so far.

 

37560688.jpgMy audiobook this week is a carry-over, The Great Hearts – David Oliver. Yet another TBRindr book that I’m struggling through – there will be a review for this one very soon as I have less than an hour left according to Audible. Why am I struggling? Oliver is very clearly a new writer and doesn’t do too well with dialogue or plot structure – I find that the narrative flicks about too much to really get a solid hold on the story. The ‘climax’ (if it can be called that in such a disjointed novel) only really starts at the 80% mark and that is too late for me to be honest. Some interesting ideas about but none of them are really fleshed out enough to seem original which is a shame.

 

I hope that at least the last two books will be finished by Sunday so I can move onto more interesting stories, with Windcatcher being finished not too long afterwards. Look out for a post soon about what else I plan on reading in August!

 

Let me know what you are reading this week, and if you have any thought on any of the books I’m working my way through.

 

3 thoughts on “BC: Currently Reading w/c 30/07/2018

  1. I just started Sleep, Merel, Sleep by Silkie Stein last night. It was sent to me to review. I’m only 28% through it and hopefully I will finish it today. After I finish it I plan on taking a little break from reading because I have been reading like crazy this month.

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      1. Yeah the blurb is what made me decide to give it a try. I’m not sure yet what I think about it though. Yeah you definitely don’t want to burn out on reading lol. It’s nice to take a break every once in a while. I most likely will just take a day or two off from reading not to much.

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