I am still only 150 pages into A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, the final book in The Wheel of Time series. For some reason I am finding it hard to concentrate on this one at the moment. It just needs a bit more brain power than I have at the moment. Between home educating my daughter whilst the schools are closed and the nice weather, I feel like I need easier reads at the moment. But… when I do read a few pages, I do enjoy it, so I will just continue and nevermind the slow pace.
I am also still listening to Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy. I am enjoying the listen, but I have it at normal pace as I enjoy listening to Alan Rickman reading the story more than the actual story. I just want to give every character in this book a good slap. Hardy’s descriptions of the heath are gorgeous though…
I just finished The Punishment of Ivy Leavold (Markham Hall #3) by Sierra Simone, which is a rather smutty book. It was ok. I ended up giving it 4 out of 7 stars. I will do a mash-up review at some point. It was ok with some really excellent writing here and there, but completely over the top smutty!
I was just thinking about what my strategy is going to be for my future reading. I have been very good at buying books (both digital and physical) in the last couple of years, but my book acquiring greatly outpaced my reading! These days my book buying has slowed down significantly, but I am still buying – oops!
I am making a conscious effort to read books more quickly, so at the moment I am prioritising recent acquisitions. For example, of the 20 Kindle books I have bought so far this year (most at the bargain price of 99p), I have read 5, and of the 10 physical books I have bought, I have read 4. which is not too bad. I definitely want to keep concentrating on those and buy less. I keep reminding myself that I do not need more books!
The second thing I want to do is concentrate on my 20 for 20 list and my Series in Progress list. I haven’t ticked any off yet this month!
Also, I haven’t read a non-fiction book in a while, so that will be a priority. I will probably choose a non-fiction book as my next listen.