It’s been two months since my last update on the Reading Challenge. The good news is I’m still going, the bad news is that it’s still slow going. Here’s where I’ve got to.
Titus Groan: this counted as a book more than 500 pages long; though I’ve yet to write a review I’ve published several posts about it. Five Go Adventuring Again: this was a book enjoyed in childhood, though it didn’t seem as familiar as some of the others in the series that I remember. Yes, I did get round to a review.
When it came to a book set in a foreign country it was lucky that the short stories in A Tranquil Star mostly featured Italy, either the real place or a fictional version of it. I also critiqued Printer’s Devil Court — a book badly reviewed when first published and, I’m afraid, it got short shrift from me too.
I recently finished a couple of other novels, though reviews are still forthcoming. I Capture the Castle first appeared in 1948, making it a book published in the year I was born. The graphic novel, Batman: the Chalice is actually a re-read, but I wanted to recapture what I’d enjoyed first time around, when it first came out. And now I’ve got up to Olaf Stapledon’s Sirius, a book with non-human characters though, to be honest, it only really features one, and he’s a dog — but what a dog!
So, that’s thirty-five titles, around about the time that by my reckoning I should be on number forty-two or so. I’m not sure why I’m spending time writing about it when I could be reading …