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Reading Diary: Monday, 19 November 2018

181119 210.02 – Wow, the weeks are flying by, aren’t they?

I am not reading an incredible amount, but I am doing ok. I finished The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan yesterday. It was a decent enough read, but one of those slightly unneccessary books in a mahoosive series. I also read Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand in the past week, which is still one of the best biographies I have ever read. I absolutely love it! I gave it a rare 7 stars!!!

I have started Windbreak by Derek Alan Siddoway, the last book in The Gryphon Riders trilogy. I am about 75 pages in (of 205) and so far I am enjoying it, but not as much as the previous two books.


Last week one book arrived in the post, which I thought I would show you. It is The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. I think I saw it on some BookTube 181119 3channel. It may have been Abookolive, not sure, but it sounded intruguing, so I ordered a used copy.

On a non-bookish note: A couple of weeks ago I had an accident. I fell of my pony and cracked/bruised some ribs. I am still in pain, but not as much. I am mainly very uncomfortable and it does hurt a lot when I try and do anything at all. It is very annoying!

The positive thing is that it has made my husband step up to the plate and help out with the ponies, which he did not do before. He has been an absolute star and although he still calls them overgrown rabbits (ha!), I think he is starting to like them a lot more!

I can’t wait to be a bit more capable myself though, cause I keep having to ask friends to do work with the ponies and help with taking care of their hooves and stuff (as I can’t bend or lift).

I feel like such a weakling! Hopefully I will heal soon, because I am pretty fed up. Aparently it can take weeks/months though (annoying!).

14.49 – I pottered about this morning, not doing much of anything I feel like. I read just under 50 pages of Windbreak, which is definitely getting stronger. I am about halfway now. One of the things I like about this trilogy is that the book are all around 200 pages long. Nowadays, so many YA fantasy books are 500-600 pages. I do not mind readinga  big book, but it is wonderful to find a series that is a bit on the shorter side. Plus, it’s pretty darn good!

I have added a page to my website under Challenges about the series I am reading at the moment if you’re interested. It shows series I am in the middle of, series I have finished and my overall thoughts on them and also series that I am not continuing.

I did actually just buy the Grishaverse trilogy by Leigh Bardugo via eBay, as I really enjoyed the first book and would like to continue reading it.

Not sure what I will read next when I finish Windbreak. Maybe start another series? The Raven Boys is a candidate. Or an e-book. Not sure yet. That reminds me! I need to find my Kindle. It’s gone AWOL, but it has to be in the house somewhere. MUST LOOK FOR IT!

22.08 – I am coming up to page 175 in Windbreak and I am pretty sure I will finish it tonight. I love this book, like I did the previous two. The only niggle I have is the romance in it, or the lack of it. As in, the pairing in this book simply does not work for me. I guess it depends how the author handles the last 25 pages, but I am really not feeling any warmth towards the love interest and that annoys me slightly. However, I do like the fact that the romance does not take centre stage.

22.57 – I just finished Windbreak. It was really good and it’s probably around 5.5 stars, but since I don’t give half stars I am going to sleep on it and write my review in the morning.

Until the morning!



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