I’m slipping: not only is my Reading Challenge quota (one new book a week) lagging behind but my May update is two weeks later than I planned. Still, better late than never.
The Dream of Prospero (which I did actually finish just after June had started) I count as a book I started but never finished — though, to be truthful, I did only skip the opening chapter forty years ago. I think this second go qualifies as finally completing it.
Now, In the Winter Dark definitely fits into the scary category: Tim Winton did render this reader heart-in-mouth for much of the time with his tale of things that go bump in the night. Thankfully Pratchett’s Johnny and the Dead was in fact dead funny in a smiley kind of way, and a good riposte to Winton’s piece (even if I read them in reverse order to the way I’m listing them now).
Finally I get to The Magician King which comfortably fits in the box labelled recommended by a friend — in this case author and educator Lizzie Ross. Luckily there is a further title in this sequence which means I can tick off the trilogy category when I complete it.
Nineteen books up to the end of May: in theory I should have finished about twenty-two books. But I do have good reasons (proper excuses too!) for slippage; and anyway it’s only a personal target, and since I’m currently reading three books simultaneously, with another review drafted, I’m confident I soon shan’t be far behind where I want to be. Onwards and upwards!