Well, I am still having a bit of trouble writing. I wouldn’t describe it so much as writer’s block, as just plain not writing anything, at all.
On a positive note, I have started reading again! The weather here in western Germany has been on the cool side, with plenty of rainy, grey skies. The perfect days for tea and books.
So, I have finally read The Handmaids Tale, and loved it. Well, love is probably not the best word for such a book. More like I devoured it, read it in one day, and felt great fear while doing so, yet couldn’t stop. The story line stays with you long after finishing the book, and you can see hints of the story coming to life in the American daily news. Frightening.
Now I am on to Rivers of London, by Ben Aaronovitch. I am trying to read it slowly, to make it last. That’s not really working for me, but thankfully this is the first of a series. It’s a crime story that also has a supernatural element, and plenty of humour as well. I am really enjoying it and looking forward to the rest of the series.
Cheyenne just started Mythos by Stephen Fry. She has always been a big fan of the Greek myths so this book is perfect for her. So far, she has really enjoyed it and liked the style of the writing. I will be reading it as soon as she is finished.
When I do my grocery shopping in Brühl, I walk past no less that three book shops on the way back to meet Dirk. So far, I have only been in two of the shops. Both have a small English language section. Both shops have let me know that they are able to order anything that I would like, but I usually order my book from Amazon so they come right to the house. But I really like to browse the books at the shop, even all the German language books (Someday I will be able to read those too!). I also really like to buy the books from the shop. A Lot. Let’s hope I start writing again, and better yet, selling some of the writing so I can feed my book buying addiction.
While I was out, I also picked up The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. That is the next book on my list to read. I will be sure to let you know what I think of it when I am done.
So, what is everyone reading right now? Anything you would recommend? I am looking forward to the new Anne Rice book, it’s a new tale of Lestat. I plan to pick that one up as soon as I finish my most recent book haul….which will be very soon.