That’s right readers, I’m on Chapter 6 of Book 4 of the year. I will update you all on Book 3 but as I haven’t finished yet… I can’t. Book 3 is ‘The Hanging Tree’ by Ben Aaronovitch and I am listening to it in the car.
I have always loved audio books, I used to listen to ‘The Borrowers’ by Mary Norton to help me sleep and they have made many long journeys bearable. I love walking to them as well, I like that the natural pace of voices is easier to plod along to than a playlist with various speeds, voices and drumbeats. I am on chapter 10 so a full review when it is finished (might be a while, no long journeys planned for a while). I really like Kobna Holdbrook-Smith who narrates them and despite the fact my partner owns up to the fourth one, I genuinely prefer to listen to this series. I might even read them… but for today I managed Chapters 5-10.
Anyway, Book 4 of the year is ‘The Watchmaker of Filigree Street’ by Natasha Pulley. I’m on page 65 and so I like the main players. I like the pace of the plot and the mix of locations. I like that I can read 2/3 pages and stop for a conversation and it still feels right to carry on. I like that the chapters aren’t all POV, and that actually its quite beautiful.
In fact I like it so much, I’m off to read. Really, I just wanted to check in and try and get into the habit of writing to you all. Happy Reading!