On a Thursday. Didn’t get it written for some reason yesterday, but it wasn’t for want of trying. I don’t know where the day goes, honestly I don’t.
Anyway, the last book I read, which I finished yesterday, was this:
It’s a psychological thriller, debut fiction by this author, and wasn’t bad. Well-written, if a bit predictable, but I did get rather fed up with all the female characters being weak and helpless and all the male characters being bad and aggressive. Very cliched.
My current read is this …
This book has been much hyped as a big weepy, and compared endlessly to JoJo Moyes’ Me Before You (which I loved, was one of my favourite reads of 2012), so I had high hopes for it. It’s the story of a woman who has early onset Alzheimer’s, and I’m about a third of the way through it. So far, although it’s not bad, I can’t help but compare it to a book with almost identical subject matter which I read last year – Still Alice by Lisa Genova – and it doesn’t match up favourably, I’m afraid.
I don’t like to give a damning review without finishing a book first, so I’ll withhold final judgement, but I really hope that I warm to the characters a bit more very soon.
Next book in my pile is this one …
This is a pre-publication review copy, and is a historical novel set in the late 1800s. I read the author’s debut, The Last Duchess, a couple of years ago, and really enjoyed it, so I’m looking forward to this one.
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My Sky Plus is groaning under the weight of programmes I’ve been recording recently. I’m so glad the BBC legal drama, Silk, is back for a third series, and I’m enjoying getting back into Nashville, the country music drama, which is back again.
There aren’t many programmes that Ashley, Will and I all enjoy as a family, but one of the ones we do agree on is Ben Fogle’s Lives In the Wild, which follows people who live off the beaten track. It’s just ended its second series, and was a fascinating glimpse of lives a world away from our own.
So, have you been watching or reading anything good lately?