I started reading The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad earlier this week. It’s not normally a book I’d choose but it’s the July choice for one of my book groups. It started off okay but after about twenty pages I really wanted to give up on it. Normally I would have but because it was for book group I wanted to try.
Well, today at lunch I’m reading the book and I swear I must have read 10 pages and had no clue what was going on. So there I was with a yummy turkey and avocado sandwich but I couldn’t even enjoy my lunch hour because I wasn’t liking my reading material. Don’t you hate it when that happens? Anyway, I give up on this book as I’ve got tons of others that I am much more excited about reading.
One in particular is Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner. I am thoroughly enjoying this book but of course I have to wonder what took me so long to finally discover her. Well, at least she does have a long backlist so lots of titles yet to be read.
I did finish Volk’s Game by Brent Ghelfi tonight so stay tuned for a review. Another book that’s not my typical choice but one that will probably appeal to fans of action/adventure/thriller type books.
So hope you enjoy your weekend. I know I will be wishing for some sun.