Okay, this time's Sunday Snippets will be mega short because 1) nothing remarkable happened for the whole week (I was kinda sick-ish) and 2) I am SO HOOKED to the book I am reading right now that I just want to, you know, read.
However, it's worth noting that this being only 8th date of the month, I have already managed to finish off three books - The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern), The Well of Lost Plots (Jasper Fforde) and Villette (Charlotte Brontë). Villette is one of those books I had started in June and then stopped reading, so I'm slowly starting to sort these out too. I've also read more than 1/3 of the Sherlock Holmes stories I planned for the RIP event and am about 3/4 through Gardens of the Moon, which is ironic and when I write about this book, it will feature a funny story, and some things to learn from (let's just say this is about 5th time I attempt to start this book - last time I made it to 300-ish pages). Anyway, right now I'm hooked, and it's going mighty fast for a 700-page brick (that being said, the series has like 10 books and the next one is about a 1000 pages so fun times ahead).
In other news, Mammu the cat is feeling a lot better (she still gets medicine three times a day) and my Finnish classes start again as of tomorrow.
Buut now I really need to get back to my book. Have a nice week, everyone!
I hope you're feeling better now, Riv. Feeling sickish sucks :-(ReplyDelete
I'm glad to hear you're hooked on Gardens of the Moon, even though it's taken you five times to get to this point.
What did you think of Vilette? I struggled to get through it at times, but ultimately found it to be a satisfying read.
I am feeling better! Thank you!Delete
I had similar experience with Villette, it was quite a complicated read that required a lot of concentration, and my main slow-down was these paragraphs and paragraphs in French, which I had to keep checking from the back of the book... How I wished I knew French! :) But overall I really liked the book, and I REALLY liked the character of Lucy.
I hope you're feeling better.ReplyDelete
Being so hooked by a book is a great feeling, enjoy!
Oh, and glad Mammu is feeling better :)Delete
It is indeed great feeling! Thanks, Sam!Delete
I'm glad Mammu's feeling better :)ReplyDelete
Reading three books so far this month is impressive! I could really do with dedicating more time to reading, but it's so hard to fit it all in at the moment. I'll have to do some prioritising!
Good luck with the Finnish classes starting up again!
Yes! It's awful feeling when pet is feeling bad (as I am sure you are more than familiar with - I hope Nell is doing well!)Delete
If I had a big move to another country, I'm sure I wouldn't have time and/or concentration to read much at all. But don't worry, books won't go anywhere.
And thanks, it will be interesting year in Finnish studies, I'm taking a course that I don't know anything about and hope my language level is high enough to work with the others.
I TOTALLY get wanting to hurry up with the internet-things to get back to a book. (Although not at the moment, because I'm reading Empire Falls and UGH I just want to be done with it.)ReplyDelete
YAY for Mammu feeling better! :) And yay you for reading so many books! Super awesome, feel better, and enjoy the rest of your week!
Thanks so much! I do feel pretty awesome reading loads of books. Maybe it's a seasonal glitch, that summer is a bit low activity in reading scene.Delete
I just checked Empire Falls from Goodreads, one of my friends has given in 2 stars and one 5, so it seems to be creating conflicting feelings. I'll be looking forward to your review, in case you decide to write one.