I wondered if I never finished the series because I don't like to rush the excitement. If I have loved the first book,then I like to have the rest of the series to look forward to. Ok, this is not a bad thing, but there are so many series outstanding that need to be read and most of them have new books coming out this year. I will aim to read the remaining books that I have of different series. Are you like me, do you start a series and then leave it to gather dust? Or do you devour the whole series in one month?
I bought two books this week from the charity shop and was quite pleased with my finds.
1) Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant. This was on my Friday Finds the other week and was one of the books chosen for the TV Book Club, so I was gobsmacked to find it so soon after being released with this new cover.
2) Incendiary by Chris Cleave - I read a fantastic review of this book over at Peter's blog and knew I had to have it. It is an epistolary novel where the female character writes letters to Osama Bin Laden. It is based around the events of 9/11 which I know is a difficult subject to read about, but one that should not be forgotten.
As to my reading this week I managed to finish the two books I was reading last week.
1) The Little Stranger by Sarah Water - a huge book at 5oo+ pages but an absolute thriller
2) The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie - a book where I realised who the baddie was very early on. Also my first Agatha Christie book.
I also managed to read Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, which is a graphical memoir.I am nearly a quarter of a way through The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley which I am reading a chapter a day from. I really am enjoying it and hope that once I get past the half way stage I may be able to whip through it.
I have read 17 chapters of Pride and Prejudice for the read a long, so I am up to date with this. So far, I have found it to be a very amusing book, yet I keep wondering how these characters would cope in today's society.
I am half way through The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge and I have just started White is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi.
In my non fiction reading, I finished reading How to Hear Your Angels by Doreen Virtue, which I won't be reviewing, because I just can't physically review everything. I have to say I did enjoy it. It was interesting to read about all the different angels and the different ways in which they apparently could be contacted.