Thanks you so much Cindy for kindly sending me the alternative (non UK) cover of this book.
Thanks for the teas and hand cream and the super cute bookish sticker too 😍😍😘😘
Combined #bookreport and #weeklyforecast as life has been hectic this last week.
Finished The Witch's Tree last week and still reading and enjoying the others. I'm. Pla nong to compete them all in the coming week.
A by the numbers read but entertaining enough. I almost stopped reading a few pages in due to one of my absolute bugbears - speedy and lazy exposition done through clunky dialogue, where two characters cover all the backstory ground by announcing facts about their past for no believable reason. Pantomime villain too. I thought this was a beginner but turns out this is an experienced writer under a pen name. While it remained cheesy it got better.
I will have less time this week and my teens are on their school winter break week. The plan is to finish the top two and get a good dent in the others. The Last House on Needless Street is on audible.
Still unwell and in bed so enjoying these as easy, entertaining reads. Book 2 done so onto book 3.
Needed an entertaining easy read as I've been unwell today. Enjoyed this and looking forward to the second book also available on Prime Reading 😊
A fantastic biography, beautifully written. Respectful but truthful, bringing alive a man of blistering talent, sometimes capricious with a habit of telling uncomfortable truths....his withering verdict on a first draft film treatment of one of his books in development for Sam Raimi is classic!
Devastatingly moving in its final chapters. Just about held back tears in the last chapter until the grey sand dream.
GNU Sir Terry Pratchett
I remember reading that in his last days film-maker Derek Jarman lost his sight and thought what a cruel thing for his illness to take from him.
Same feeling here with this heartbreaking footnote. I'm really enjoying this biography but know it is starting to head into the difficult waters now 💔💔
It has been so long since I did one of these! Trying to carve out some mental health saving time from caring for a relative through consistent reading.
Read and loved Fairy Tale this week.
A Life With Footnotes and My Evil Mother both in progress.
Very late lunch and some book time.
I am loving this... Rob Wilkins writes so well and it feels like the great P'Terry is coming alive from the page.
The early chapters detail a young working class boy finding the local library and discovering the joys of reading.... It is a homage to a life journey and the development of a lifetime obsession that I suppose many of us here identify with...oh how I miss Mr Pratchett 💔💔
Reached page 516 late last night.... I've seen posts that events on page 520 are 😭😭 so I stopped reading.... I almost don't want to continue!!
It is what we call a dreich day in Central Scotland...a super grey day of torrential rain, now fading to evening..... My 50 something eyes really struggle to read physical print in electric light.... 😩😩💡👀..... So i succembed to this reading light worn round the neck.
At least I've got a cosy fluffy blanket too 😂😂😂
Still in the opening chapters but getting so into this today.
Radar is so well realised I'm already in love with her too ❤️❤️... And pretty worried I'm maybe going to need tissues at the end 🥺
A rare occasion where I get a book on publication day... Very P'Terry ❤️💔❤️
Next up.... Couldn't wait to pick this up even though I prefer reading paperbacks. Looking forward to this 😁
Somehow I've managed to have 9 books on the go at once 😵
Clearest sign of a distracted mind as we go through tough stuff with a loved one and why my reading self care habit has nosedived this year. I'm very skilled to the point of ruthlessness when decluttering in any other area of my life 😬
Going to finish off some nearly there ones and clean up my current pile in the coming week.
Not my usual sort of read but we are facing tough times with a relative in later stage dementia... Daily bite sized writing on perseverance and stoic wisdom very much needed as we try to support our relative and keep ourselves looked after too 💔
I wanted to love Doomsday Book but sadly though the idea was good the execution of it mostly grated on my nerves.....since I own the second / companion book I will give it a try.... Then off to the charity shop with these nice editions 😁
I have a mountain of physical and electronic tbr.... But I fancy a re read of this gem!
Paused at the midway point reading this because Covid sucks 😭😭 headache from hell for days and days (I'm so lucky by comparison though I know).
Manicure done and now crackingon while I wait for the groceries to arrive.