Currently reading: The Long Walk by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š. This is a very odd one so far, but as always very engaging.

Currently reading: Salem’s Lot by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Family Upstairs: A Novel by Lisa Jewell ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: Family Upstairs: A Novel by Lisa Jewell ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Visitor by Lee Child ๐Ÿ“š

Iโ€™m loving all of these book ๐Ÿ“š posts across m.b at the moment. Iโ€™m getting some ideas for new books to add to my own (growing) backlog!

Currently reading: Visitor by Lee Child ๐Ÿ“š

Have any if you read the Expanse books, and seen the TV show? I’ve read and seen neither but wondering of the books are a lot better or if watching the show is good enough / close enough? ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: Backwards by Rob Grant ๐Ÿ“š

Iโ€™ve really another listen through to the first two Red Dwarf books on Apple Music. I want to read books 3 and 4 again also, but they seem to be impossible to find! ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Better than Life by Grant Naylor ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: The Alchemist’s Secret by Scott Mariani ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline ๐Ÿ“š

Right, itโ€™s time to push through the pain tonight and finish Ready Player Two โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ“š

Weird Reading Habits ๐Ÿ“š

As Iโ€™m sitting here forcing myself to finish Ready Player Two, Iโ€™m already thinking of what to read next to clear my palette of this book. I donโ€™t like to be negative about peopleโ€™s work, and I can appreciate how much of a challenge it must be to write a follow up to such an original and popular book, but I am keen to get onto the next story.

I use Apple Books for most of my reading at the moment, and I like the feature it has to add books to your Want to read section. Iโ€™ve got quite an interesting mix of genres to read next including Recursion by Blake Crouch and Iโ€™m considering starting the Stormlight Archive. As Iโ€™ve been browsing through these books, however, my mind keeps wandering back to the best book series Iโ€™ve ever read, namely Stephen Kingโ€™s magnum opus, The Dark Tower series and I lamented about how I wish I could read this again for the first time. It then struck me that Iโ€™d never read a book more than once.

Iโ€™m still slowly working my way through Ready Player Two. Iโ€™m about 70% of the way through but itโ€™s been a hell of a slog. It reads a bit like (slightly poor) fan fiction of the original. Iโ€™m looking forward to trying something new Iโ€™ll say that. ๐Ÿ“š

Want to read: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin ๐Ÿ“š

Iโ€™ve read literally zero books so far this year (unless you count 4-5 Roald Dahl books to my daughter at bed time) so Iโ€™m trying to make a concerted effort to replace my โ€˜socialโ€™ time (which I generally use to just waste a few minutes) with opening Apple Books instead. Hopefully small snippets throughout the day will help me get back on track with reading. Evenings are spent playing far too many games at the moment.

Finished reading: A Time To Kill by John Grisham ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: A Time To Kill by John Grisham ๐Ÿ“š

Currently reading: The Institute by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š

Finished reading: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š

Want to read: The Wise Manโ€™s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss ๐Ÿ“š