I read and re-read the one-and-a-half-page-long prologue to Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty on the train this morning, because someone’s six kids were screaming too loud for me to concentrate. I’m not being funny but it’s seven o’clock inthe morning: I have a Monday headache; my eyelids are sticking together and I’ve got to go to bloody work. Can’t you bring your clan out a bit later on?
So obviously I gave up reading and played Pokemon Go instead.
Read a bit more of Three Wishes on the (much quieter) bus and like it so far, though I’m only a few pages in. Then at work, I had the Kindle app open on my phone while I was on Reception (it sounds like I never actually do any work, but believe me, that building is a ghost town and I might as well read). I’ve now almost finished Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik.
I’m enjoying it so much more than when I started, especially now that some of the fluffiness has lifted and it feels a bit more real. Also, I heart Conall.
Read some more Three Wishes on the bus and am starting to really enjoy it now. I saw a quote from someone the other day RE Liane Moriarty: they said that she is able to make fun of her characters while still being really affectionate towards them. That really sums her books up. I love reading her stuff because I know exactly what I’m going to get.
I watched loads of episodes of Gavin and Stacey earlier, which was naughty as I’m supposed to be reading, but now I’ve put some meditation music on so I can really concentrate on my book. The classic Moriarty flavour is really starting to come out now: funny, suburban women who have funny, suburban things happening to them, always with something sinister bubbling below the surface.
I’m only halfway through so unlikely to finish this tonight. I thought of a book to only read after sunset though: The Grown-Up by Gillian Flynn. It’s short so I should be able to finish it in a week even if I’m only reading after dark, plus her books are always unputdownable so I’ll probably read it in one sitting.
Also, I finished Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged at last – yay! Won’t be including this in my seven books for this week though as I was already halfway through.
Is anyone else participating? Has anyone finished their first book of the week yet?