Read-a-Thon Update 1

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So far so good!  Today started rather slowly, I couldn’t get much reading done at work (well, at least not as much as I wanted to) because it ended up being a busier day than expected.  But I got about 50 pages of La’s Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith read.  Once I got home I picked up and finished The Man Who Forgot How to Read.  

I’m enjoyed McCall Smith’s novel, I brought it home so I could get more of it read today from home.  It’s a great book and it’s a stand alone unlike many of his other books.  And just reading about La and the village she’s moved to has me craving a trip to England.  I’ve never been but have always wanted to go.  

My take on Howard Engel’s The Man Who Forgot How to Read, on the other hand, couldn’t be more opposite.  I found the book to be too repetitive.  And given that I haven’t read any of Engel’s novels his story couldn’t be less interesting.  Don’t get me wrong, I feel bad for the guy for having a stroke but the story of his recovering isn’t very interesting.  

I’ll talk about these two books more in later reviews but I just wanted to touch base on what I’ve been reading.  I’m looking forward to more of La’s Orchestra Saves the World and getting more of Christopher Moore’s Fool read.

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