Day 7 (and total recap)
Completely unrelated to anything, I think it may be time to accept that I should not be in charge of cooking for myself. For supper today I fried some butter and put bread in it. (No, that is not a typo.) And then I ate instant pudding out of a mason jar. How pinterest am I, eh?
Time Devoted to Reading
Sunday’s time reading was about 2 or 3 hours, due to walking to the grocery store stealing all my hopes and dreams, so I probably devoted 13 – 15 hours to reading this week, total. Not too shabby.
So I successfully read 6 books, which came to a total of 2031pages. I am a fast reader, particularly when reading kids books, so that’s far from a personal best. But let’s face it, I’m still sick and working full time and cooking for myself (all things which exhaust me), so it could be worse. Plus I’m really happy with the books I did read.
This book makes me super happy. It’s the sequel to Tyger Tyger, which draws very heavily on Celtic (particularly Irish) mythology. This one takes all the Celtic, and adds a fair bit of Catholic mythology as well. (Now, I was originally going to reference the Catholic theology, but there is very little of the sacred used, it’s just a catholic way of seeing the world.)
The plot continues from the first book and ramps everything up, but really I don’t think I’d care if this was just “the book where everyone deals with the PTSD from the last book”. I adore the characters in this book, and the dialogue is fabulous. I laughed out loud with remarkable frequency. (Side note: laughing in an empty house kinda sounds like you’re a gaspy rusting hinge. Not attractive.)
I think my ethnic background is strongly Scottish and English, but I’ve lived a fair bit of my life identifying home as Newfoundland, which is strongly Irish. The humour and the outlook of this book is so beautifully Irish, it’s one of those that feels like home.
Only with more terrible child-eating monsters and Jack the ripper instructing your homeroom on the benefits of sadism. That’s not exactly homey, I’ll admit.
Final Verdict on Bout of Books?
I’m doing it again, and I REALLY HOPE I’m not sick next time. I want energy! I want BOOKS.