Just finished reading Thornhill by Pam Smy today. I really enjoyed the combination of the two stories told in different formats, one in diary entries, one entirely by illustrations.
That means I am only reading two books at the moment, one on my Kindle app and a physical book.
On my Kindle app I am reading Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell. I got a copy via NetGalley for review. I am not quite sure what to think of this novel. It’s well written and I like Richard, the main character, who is William Shakespeare’s brother. For some reason though I am not loving the plot. I should, because I love the period in which it is set. Maybe it is the subject matter. Not sure, but the story is not quite gripping me so far.
The physical book I am reading is the Dutch translation of The Pegasus Secret by Gregg Loomis. This is a book I picked up very cheaply in my local charity shop and was always destined for my guest library, but I figured I might as well read it first. From the blurp it sounds like it’s a rehash of any Dan Brown-book, but I don’t mind that. The only Dan Brown book I have read is the Da Vinci Code and I enjoyed that one enough. Problem is, I hardly ever read translations of books originally written in English and I am now reminded why! I am very familiar with the English language, especially British English, and sometimes it is too clear what the original English sentence was, but the Dutch translation just seems… strange. I have had that a few times with this book already and it is distracting me from the plot. Either the translator was lazy, or my mind works in strange ways these days. Anyway, I am just over 70 pages in and I am not quite able to let go of that yet. I hope I will…
The only physical book left on my October TBR is Chocolat by Joanne Harris. I might get it done! As far as e-books are concerned, I have Dracula (Bram Stoker) left on my TBR and I have also have a Joni Mitchell biography I would like to get to! We will see. 🙂