Reading

What I Read: September 2020

I’ve gotten my reading motivation back thanks to going through Fairytale Central’s retellings lists, reading two fairytale retellings by Liz Brazwell (found on those lists), the Dune trailer motivating me to pick up Dune (it has been on my list for awhile then some of my siblings read it, but I’ve got to see that movie, so now I’m starting it), the new season, and I think the push to finish The Idiot. Edit, no I haven’t, I’ve just moved on to new books to borrow, better get with it!

The Last Battle. I finally finished rereading Narnia 9-10 months after I started. I think the next go round, I might not reread them all, and end at Prince Caspian. The Magician’s Nephew might get skipped as well.

Part of Your World by Liz Brazwell. I enjoyed this one more than As Old as Time. And I don’t really care for Little Mermaid much, but this was quite fun and interesting.

Everything That Remains. I love their podcast, love, LOVE their secret podcast, but this book is not great (I thought it would be about both of them and be better written), and I’ve heard a lot of their points, it is a good reminder though, it did help with my motivation to really go through things. I am however, going to read their newest book when it comes out because I’m sure (I hope) the writing has improved. I’ve been listening to their most recent podcast episodes which led me to this book which is indie published and years old.

And then I finished the audiobook of Every Living Thing by James Herriot. This is the last of the 5 American collections, I think they were published differently (not merely the title but the division of the stories) in England.

I fell behind on The Idiot, then started to speed up my reading, but ultimately decide that I didn’t want to push to finish it for the Classics Club spin, I think the spin did what it should, got me to read, but I think I’ll take it slow, and read small amounts. Edit, well, I haven’t picked it up since this draft, but surely I will, I’m 38% percent done.

6 Comments

    • Livia Rose

      Yes, I’ve started it, but I think I will take it slow, its complex and a bit slow moving and dark. The movie is in 3 months, and since my brother owns the book, I can space out the reading.

    • Livia Rose

      The Dawn Treader all the way. I used to put Horse and His Boy as an equal favorite, but this time around, Dawn Treader won greatly. Its just such a solidly, deeply a bright, merry, happy book.

  • MovieCritic

    I really didn’t like Dune when I read it, but the movie looks like it is going to be AMAZING. I’m so pumped! I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts on the book

    • Livia Rose

      Yeah, my brother thought I needed a warning about the bad guy being, really, really bad, that I might struggle with that, so I’ve been dreading that and the hints of an assassination in the beginning, so with that and it dragging, so I’m going to take it slow. I just watched the trailer again, it’s good motivation, it is SO good.

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