Usually on Fridays I have a book review to share with you all. Today, I have nothing. I’ve been in a terrible book slump since I “finished” The Song of Achilles. Every time I pick up a book I get maybe two or three pages in and then end up slamming it down. So, instead of pushing myself to read, which would lead me to hate whatever I forced upon myself, I just decided to take a little break.
A Book for Each Initial
AGE- COUNT ALONG YOUR BOOKCASE
The 30th book on my shelf is A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin. My husband purchased me this entire series, in hardback, just after we got married which was five years ago now. I still haven’t read them all. Don’t get me wrong, I love them, but reading them requires a lot of concentration. The older I get the less time I have for that. Sad.
A BOOK THAT REPRESENTS SOMEWHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRAVEL TO
I have a complete and utter obsession with Ancient Egypt, especially the reign of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten. This book focuses on his reign from the perspective of his Queen, Nefertiti’s, sister. I know it is not somewhere I could ever travel to because, you know, ancient, but I would love to at least visit the monuments they left behind.
Not only is this cover a lovely shade of purple but the graphics are also completely gorgeous. This book is set for release in August of this year and I cannot wait to read it. Early reviews are glowing and are saying that the writing is lyrical and lovely.
FONDEST MEMORIES OF
As a child my mother would read to me every night at bedtime. One of the first books I have actual memories of her reading to me was Searching for Dragons. I’ve turned back to this book time after time when I’m in need of something comforting. It’s the comfort food of books for me.
MOST DIFFICULT TO READ
In college I took a Shakespeare class as it fulfilled some requirement or another for my English major. What did I discover when I took this class? I hate Shakespeare. Go ahead, fight me. It’s not that I don’t enjoy reading plays, because I do, but Shakespeare and I don’t get along. I got so irritated reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream that I gave up and borrowed a copy of the film from my roommate to watch so I wouldn’t have to torture myself any more.
WHICH BOOK IN YOUR TBR PILE WILL YOU GET THE MOST SATISFACTION/BIGGEST SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT FROM?
“What an odd choice, Amanda,” you might say. Yes, I suppose it is. However, I really want to read this book and I can’t find a flipping copy of it. I could pay 10$ and get a digital copy but I want this cover sitting on my book shelf. I can’t find a hard copy. Anywhere. The author is Australian and I’ve discovered the book didn’t have much of a foothold outside of the country which has made it infuriating to find. Once I finally get it, and I will, it will be so satisfying. My next step is to appeal to the publisher. Fingers crossed.
I hope you all enjoyed the tag and please feel free to do it if it tickles your fancy. Fingers crossed that I get out of this book slump soon. My library recently got in two books I’ve been dying to read and I want to be able to enjoy them. Have a lovely day, everyone!