My Reading week – the weekend

My weekend has been, as they usually are, busy and I have fitted my reading in and around other activities. Here are some of the occasions I have read this weekend :

  • In the car – audio books
  • While cooking meals – Kindle on the kitchen counter
  • In coffee shops while taking a break
  • While tidying and cleaning – audio book on Bluetooth speaker
  • In the bath
  • On my sofa

On Saturday I read for 8 hours 15 minutes and on Sunday (so far) for 7 hours 45 minutes – remember that I was often doing something else as well. Nonetheless this is an impressive amount of time and more than I thought it would be until I totalled it up for this blog. I didn’t buy any new books.

I finished three books over the weekend making a total of seven for the week and I have a number still in progress (I like to have several books on the go at once). These are :

  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. My audiobook which has been a feature of the week. It is a seriously long book which runs to over 1,000 pages in print. I am now about two thirds of the way through and have found it more interesting and engaging than I thought I would although I still find the author’s political arguments unconvincing.
  • Master of Shadows by Neil Oliver. This is an historical novel that I have just started. I am reassured that as the author is an historian the book will be accurate. This book promises a story which climaxes in the Siege of Constantinople in 1453. I am enjoying the writing so far and can’t see where the author is taking the story whilst looking forward to finding out.
  • A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan. I haven’t got any further with this book since Thursday’s blog where I expressed my reservations about it. I haven’t given up yet.
  • White King by Leanda De Lisle. I am reading this biography of Charles I slowly but I do find it interesting especially with regard to the tension between the parliament and the King. I have read a number of this author’s history books and they are all very readable.
  • The Printer’s Coffin by MJ Carter. I am just about finished this historical mystery about printing presses and Chartism. I think that I enjoyed it more than the first in the series
  • The Unfortunates by Laurie Graham. I am only about one third of the way through this book but I am enjoying it. The history of the twentieth century through the eyes of an American Jewish heiress. Wryly funny.

I have a filled Kindle, a stocked Audible collection and at least one bookcase filled with books I have yet to read. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time to get through them all despite my best efforts but I am trying.

I’ll keep reading and blogging about what I find in the ever exciting world of books.

Keep reading.