o/t: July’s leisure reading

Quite a number of books read this month, though several of them are really quite short — refreshingly so, indeed, in these days when far too many novels are stonkbusteringly thick. The links are as usual to my Goodreads notes.


2 thoughts on “o/t: July’s leisure reading

  1. A short memo on your observation: “stonkbusteringly thick”

    1. I love this description; it is perfect.
    2. I completely agree. Many novels are over-written, in my unprofessional opinion. I generally refuse to read novels longer than 500 pages…but I made an exception last month with Robert Penn Warren’s “All the King’s Men” (which was over-written but still fab and Pulitzer-worthy).
    3. Good grief! You get through a lot of books in a month.

    • I’m with you on overlong books, Ruth, although at the same time I have to say I’ve quite often very much enjoyed long novels . . . and not just 19th-century ones! On the other hand, the book with which I started my August reading was a stonkbuster that fits the general description you allude to: by no means a bad book but, blimey, did it go on . . . and on . . . and on . . .

      I haven’t yet read All the King’s Men although I probably should since I enjoyed the movie a lot.

      July saw a lot of books because many of them were pretty short — some were under 100 pages.

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