I finished reading The Steel Seraglio, which have to say seems to be a very underappreciated book. The method of storytelling takes a little bit of getting used to (it’s told as stories within a larger story that connects to a larger but less-spoken-of story), but the story it does tell is an engaging one that makes it very easy to keep forging ahead. And that’s my mini-review. If you haven’t read this one yet, I recommend you do so when you can, because this book needs more love.
Once finished with The Steel Seraglio, I launched myself into the second part of Michael Sullivan’s Theft of Swords, which, being two books in one, I read the first part of last year and haven’t picked up since. I didn’t even review the first book! Bad me. While wasn’t blown away by he first part, I do hear that the series really picks up, and I feel that I owe it to both the author and myself to at least give the rest of Theft of Swords a try.
And so far, I’m not disappointed. I’ve read a decent way in at this point, and am having fun with the characters.
I wish I could make every day a readathon day. Of course, reading this much is helped along by the fact that the city’s in the middle of a heat wave and between the heat and the still-current pain and lack of energy, I don’t feel up to doing much that doesn’t involve lying still. And reading’s perfectly suited to that!
So yes, far more productive than yesterday, and I hope tomorrow will be the same.
Is anyone else doing a readathon at this time? If so, please comment and link to your blog so that I can see your progress and cheer you on.