Reading ( the verb , not the place West of London ) .. continues to be a pass-time that can come or go . But in the last 3 weeks I’ve been on a roll . Maybe because I’m feeling winter drawers on ( both time wise and practically ) and the dreaded D ( December ) and C ( Christmas ) words have started popping up in all sorts of conversations. So to keep my head in a safe place ,and not to go over and over and over what we were doing six years ago ,I have programmes I ritualistically watch and books downloaded that I think will absorb me and help me get back to sleep .
So the 2 books I have read and loved for very different reasons are ‘We are called to Rise ” by Laura McBride and ‘The Shock of the Fall’ by Nathan Filer .
WACTR was an easier read and is based about 4 different characters whose lives become interlinked .It is narrated by 8 year Bashkim , who I fell in love with him ( even though he is not real )
TSOTF- was narrowing and so moving and frustrating and at times ,too close to home . ..but absolutely bloody brilliant