The time has come to participate in my first readathon ever. I found out about The Reading Rush from Ariel Bissett’s Youtube channel and the timing was perfect for me: 3 out of 4 days of the event overlapped with the Orthodox Easter celebration. I had no excuse to not join! 🙂
§ How is your reading going while staying home?
My reading is going better than before. From Monday to Friday I have the same reading patters as before, but I noticed that I read more during the weekends.
§ Where have you been reading at home?
I usually read on the couch, and sometimes in bed (before going to sleep).
§ Best book you’ve read during isolation?
I was planning to read “The Labyrinth of the Spirits” before the isolation began, and it was a perfect choice for this stay-at-home period. It got me fully absorbed with its plot twists and adventures.
§ What’s your favourite feel good book?
I do not have a “feel good” book, but I do tend to read mystery-adventure-murder books that keep me fully engaged – some of my favourites are “The Secret History” by Donna Tartt, “The Cemetery of Forgotten Books” series by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
§ Book you wish you could buy or borrow from the library?
I already bought some books from a local bookstore in Bucharest – Nautilus. I think it’s the only bookstore in Bucharest that only sells English books, and their prices are really affordable compared to the other bookstores.
- “The Heart Goes Last” by Margaret Atwood
- “1984” by George Orwell
- “Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History” by Kassia St. Clair
§ Author you want to shout out during this time?
I think all authors need our support during this time, and not only authors – the whole book industry. Ariel published an insightful video on her channel, if you want to find out more about this.
§ What is your Reading Rush TBR?
As I also mentioned in my April reading status, I have one book on my TBR for the Readathon: “The Little Friend” by Donna Tartt. It’s a 700+ pages book though 🙂
In the fortunate case I manage to finish this book, I picked a second book that I want to read: “Deep” by James Nestor – a book about freediving and our (limited) understanding about the oceans.
‘Till next time … happy reading!