I'm in a reading slump.
I have plenty of books (emphasis on plenty...) by my bed and my kindle is full too... I just lack the mojo.
Take this last one. It took me ages to finish.... I had never read anything by Alice Munro but always heard so many good things about her writing I thought I ought to fill the hole in my reading... 'wall'... but I really struggled. Even when her words were beautiful and insightful they just didn't resonate with me.
A bit of an uphill walk kind of thing.
What I did really enjoy recently have been the first two instalments of CJ Sansom 'Shardlake' mystery series.. Very well written, great sense of history and place (Cromwell/Henry VIII's England) and good stories. I've been lent the third one and I'll probably start that one tonight.
Bit of a guilty pleasure.
On the subject of books... I went to the cinema last Sunday to see "Far from the madding crowd". LOVED IT. I had really enjoyed the book too so maybe that played a part, but I thought Carey Mulligan was great in it as Bathsheba (she has the tiniest waist I've ever seen since Elsa in Frozen), Martin Sheen is amazing (creepily amazing)... and the actor that played Gabriel is very pleasing to the eye too (Matthias Schoenaerts). Well casted the whole movie. I highly recommend it.