Monday, 26 March 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Yesterday, I finished City of Dragons, by Robin Hobb, and while I love the world of the story, and the characters, I was disappointed to find out that this is not the third book in a trilogy, but the third book out of four!  Disappointed because I only realised near the end, and it changes the whole momentum of how you read the book. According to Robin Hobb's website, it was meant to be a trilogy but the last book was too big, so they made it into two. (I was thinking the book looked a bit small for a third book in a trilogy.) So now I have to wait until next year to read the last book which will definitely tie up all the loose ends.

If you haven't read Robin Hobb, she writes fantasy/ speculative fiction, and I recommend you start with The Liveship Trader trilogy or The Farseer Trilogy. They are both so good. Ships that come alive, a wolf that talks with its master through thoughts, and dragons that have the memories of their ancestors, are just some of the brilliant ideas Hobb has in her books.

There are not so many surprises in her recent books, as the reader is familiar with the world of her books, but there are still amazing, magical things that happen, that stir the soul. 

Now I am reading Damian Leith's One More Time, which is the story of  one man's adventures trekking through Nepal. He suffers with OCD, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, and this impacts on many of his interactions. It is a very light, quick read, and is quirky and interesting. I will probably finish it tonight. 

Then it is onto Mists of Avalon, which has been pushed back and back and back, and will now get its turn! 

I'm linking up with Sheila's Book Journey to find out what my readerly friends are up to!

Have you been reading anything good lately?



  1. I've never read anything by RObin Hobb - you make her books sounds interesting. But what a pity that the "trilogy" isn't finished! It's never nice to wait for the next in a series, especially if you thought the 3rd book was the end.

    I read The Mists of Avalon a long time ago and loved it. Hope you will too!

  2. Oh, my, OCD is definitely a disorder that intrigues me...this book does sound good.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. I've read Mists of Avalon twice. I hope you like it.

    My favorite read this week was the audio version of Shutter Island. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  4. I haven't read Robin Hobb, might have to check it out at the library now that I have finally joined! When I was there last week I got out the first four books in the Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events, I read the first one yesterday, not sure I liked it but will give the second one a go, they are reallllly short reading!

  5. I hope you have been enjoying your reading!

    Sorry I am a bit late stopping by this week, I've been swamped!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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