Monday, 18 February 2013

Musing Mondays


Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
Right now I'm reading....Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
After a bit of a break I've picked up Parade's End again (so glad this is on kindle, it is an epic chunkster). I'm not even sure why I stopped reading it because I was really enjoying it but I guess there are just TOO MANY BOOKS. I want to read all of the books. Anyway I'm back to it and enjoying it once again. I think Christopher Tietjens is just a babe and Sylvia is a brilliantly cold, cruel and sly character. She's a perfect example of a woman who knows she's beautiful and uses that knowledge to get what she wants. 
I decided to read this after watching the BBC adaptation of it that was on at the end of last year. It was a really well made adaptation and so far it seems to be very close to the book. The novel (or novels, it is four in one after all) has just the right balance of gender politics, war and relationships for me. I read The Good Soldier at uni and really loved Ford's writing style so basically what went through my head when I chose this book was: 'come on Ford, show me what you've got'. He's certainly showing me. 
Did I mention Christopher is a babe? Yes, that.



  1. there are TOO MANY
    but I have to say 'epic chunkster' does not make me want to grab it.

    1. I am always put off by big books but sometimes good things come in big packages! It is going to take me a loooong time to finish but so far it's worth it :)

  2. I do like to download chunksters onto Sparky (my Kindle). Makes reading them so much


    1. You've named your kindle?! That's awesome. Now, what to name mine...And yes, so do I. It helps not knowing how much I have left to read.

  3. Already I prefer to read the chunkster s on my Kindle - surprises me sometimes when I get to the end faster than I expected. Here's my MM:

    1. It just makes them far less intimidating!


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