It is October! This means several things:
-Halloween is coming up
-Autumn has really started
My enthusiasm for Halloween and all things Autumn-y aside (it`s my favourite season), I especially want to talk about Booktober today.
This is a thing I know from Carrie Fletcher, who will be reading 4 books this month (where does she find the time) and is inviting everyone to join in. I won`t be reading those same 4 books, but I might try a bit harder to actually read books this month.
However, today, for the first time in a very, VERY long time, I gave up on a book within the first couple of pages. I made it about 4 or 5 pages into Het Rode Feest (The Red Feast) by Lulu Wang, thought to myself: `nope` and closed the book. It`s now on the designated spot on my floor for Things I`m Bringing to the Goodwill Shop.
It was just so badly written. I couldn`t help it. Maybe it improved later on, maybe it didn`t, I`ll never find out and to be honest, I don`t really care either.
Still, not a very good start to Booktober. So instead I`m going to try one of the books I`ve been looking forward to reading: The Long War by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter.
I`ll let you guys know what I think of it.
In the meantime, let me know what you guys are reading and what you think of it!