Passage by Connie Willis

This is a thick book…really, really thick. I just finished reading part 1 (approx 250 pages) and I was beginning to think that I wouldn’t make it to the end because there is too much technical stuff in it and I was beginning to get bored.

But…

I said in my last post that I put the book down right at a suspenseful part. Well, the book has taken a turn for the best and now I’m rivetted. I said I’d read until dinner time and then write afterwards but I had to rush back to the book and keep reading. When I finally put it down, it was nearly 9.30pm and now I don’t feel like writing.

I want to see what happens, so I have to go now… 🙂

BookCrossing – FREE YOUR BOOKS!

What is bookcrossing? It is the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.

I’ve heard of this before but have never thought about doing it … until now! If you visit the website –BookCrossing – FREE YOUR BOOKS! – you can read all about it. You don’t have to use your favourite books. I will leave a total of four books in my local area, books that I’ve read and wouldn’t read again. I’ll register them, of course, and see what happens.

I suppose it could be addictive but to be honest, there are only certain books that I’d leave for other people to find. I love my books too much to sacrifice the really good ones.

Passage by Connie Willis

I’ve been reading a lot of young adult novels lately and think it’s time I read something for adults. Passage has been sitting on my book shelf for some time and the blurb sounds interesting. It’s not fantasy but that will probably make a pleasant change.

The novel is over 700 pages long and as I’m a slow reader, it will be a while before I report finishing this story. I haven’t started it yet but would like to make a start tonight… hopefully.

Doomsday Book by the same author was excellent. I felt as if I experienced life in medieval times that was suffering the plague. It was a real look at a time that would have been awful to live through yet we tend to romanticise.