It’s just that I’ve been reading all this non-fiction work related stuff and none of it will be of any interest to you. But you, YOU, you have been reading interesting things: tell us about them!
Yesterday I finished reading The Roar Behind The Silence, which was fascinating and helpful but not something I would necessarily recommend to all of you. It ticks item 4 (A book published in the last 12 months) and of course 13 (A non-fiction book).
At ten o’clock last night, with a sense of relief and happiness at sinking back into fiction, I pulled out the book from the bottom of my reading pile (item 19), The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. I haven’t figured out how old she is but check out that picture (and name); I reckon she is under 30 (item 6). The story is set in Alaska (item 12), and was probably recommended by Lisa (item 16). It was only nominated for the Pulitzer, but didn’t win it, so doesn’t tick item 17. Having finished it at 4.30 today, however, I’m counting this for item 26. It brought a tear to my eye (37), contains magic (38), and I’ve never read anything by Eowyn Ivey before (40). So 8 ticks against The Snow Child, but also I loved that it was inspired by a Russian Fairytale in a book by Arthur Ransome, that my grandfather used to read to me as a child.
The list is here. Is anyone still playing?