I’ve started (as those who’ve read my previous posts) a reading challenge for the year but until I managed to actually get my ass down to the local library I’m going to read as much as possible and try to push me out of my standard reading comfort zone.
My mum and dad bought me for Christmas a copy of one of the Terry Pratchett books I hadn’t actually read yet, the Long Earth series is amazing but very different to the Disc and to be honest, silly though it may sound I’ve always been a bit worried to read it. I love the Disc for it’s whimsy, for the way he looked at the world and held up a mirror to the world and for the way it ALWAYS felt comfortable, and safe. I’m not sure the Long Earth is like that as the writing was shared with Stephen Baxter (someone I have never read) but I’m quite looking forward to the challenge and also to have some Pratchett I’ve never read.
I (in the same vein) also have bitten the bullet and started reading the last 5 books in the Discworld (the Tiffany Aching series) which until now has always brought me to tears to even consider actually reading. I always put it off because I feel I’d have no more Terry, ever again and that thought really scared me, I mean, I KNOW that sounds foolish but that’s the truth, I feel scared to not have that kind of safety coming ever again. But after enough time – and being told by enough people that reading the books are the point of it all. He would be happy to know i’m still reading which I suppose does make sense but we shall see how long they take me!! I’ve read the first two now but will have a bit of a gap before cracking on with the third, I am aiming that this blog isn’t totally Terry centric…….wish me luck!
I popped back into my office today to run a report and to find that someone had left a book on my desk for me to read and see if I liked, I’m not sure about it yet but I’m very much looking forward to amending my reading habits abit over the year and seeing what other Genres I find which might consume me as much.
I will read and then spend some time thinking about my views but I will do my best to do as many reviews as possible. Probably not ridiculously in depth but definitely I’m always up for new books, new challenges and if there’s things you’ve always wanted to know about a book and I read it (or you suggest it) please, drop me a line.
Genuinely, if people have suggestions, let me know in the comments and who knows, if you send me interesting ideas, you might pass on a new love to me 🙂