I've heard lots of people say how good The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is, so I jumped at the chance of reading it when Mick's auntie offered to lend me the book.
Those of you who read my blog regularly will know that I'm on a mission to read at least one book each month this year as my reading habit had fallen by the wayside over the last few years. I only read a chapter or so each night when I go to bed, so it's nice to have a nice easy read, but I found The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was too hard to get in to. It took me several nights to read just a couple of chapters, and as I was starting the third, I realised that I hadn't kept track of who was who and would have to go back to the start again, which I didn't want to do as I really wasn't enjoying it.
That's not to say that it isn't a good book. I often struggle with books at the start, but once I've got going I really enjoy them. I just don't think that this book is for me. I'm trying to get back in to reading so I want to look forward to picking up whichever book I'm reading, not dreading having to go back to the start as it's a struggle for me to read. I may go back to it at some point, but not for a while.
I've started reading the second book in The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Tears Of The Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith. It's a nice gentle read, just what I need before sleep, and I'm engrossed already.
I popped in to the charity shops on Saturday and picked up five new books, two of Gervase Phinn's and three more in The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.
The pile of books at the side of my bed is growing, I've got plenty to go at.