Tuesday, 6 January 2015

BoB12: Day 1+2 sum up

Well, this is going both great and terrible at once. 
The terrible: The socializing and challenges are not really happening for me, even though I was really looking forward to it, I had a blast last time, but I'm currently stuck in a New Years depression and making that effort is just not happening, I have to do put that energy elsewhere, besides Twitter disagrees with me today. I have left a few comments on some blogs though, much calmer and I also like reading the blog posts, it's relaxing to me, especially after having just finished my book and my brain needs to tune into the real world again. 

I'm doing better on the reading front, I've read one book, and spent about six hours reading! Woooh! 

Stats day 1+2:
Books read: 1
Pages read: 289
Time spent reading: 7 hours
Social aspect: Some, but not much. 
Other goals achieved: Part of series. 

The book I finished was Claire DeWitt and the city of the dead (book depository affiliate link), and I got both the kindle version and the audible version (for 6 dollars total!) and started listening, but then had to switch to reading because listening didn't work for me with this book. I really didn't like it much at first, but then it surprised me and I couldn't put it down. I don't know why, this weird spaced out PI who sees clues where there aren't any, is obsessed with this book that is rare, yet appears everywhere, and has weird dreams that mean stuff (yup) should not appeal to me, but she does. I'm not completely into the story itself (trust me, you've read/seen it a million times before, it's not uncommon in the crime/thriller/mystery world), but there is something here that engages with me. I want to unravel Claire DeWitt, I want to know a lot of things we don't learn in this one and I've already put the second book on my wishlist. To be honest I half expected it all to turn out to be a fever dream by the end of the book, but nope, this woman is just on a lot of drugs. I bought this on a whim, because I wanted to read crime fiction (rarely read the plain ones, I usually go for supernatural/sci-fi elements, and when I go random I apparently get trippy ones like this. I admit that I bought it because it was so yellow and had a catchy title, so uh, yeah. It was totally worth the little I paid for it). 

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