Taking Book-Based Advice: Part 1 of 2

I’m taking someone’s advice to get out of my “reading rut,” as she called it.

(This was a journalist. [Or maybe a blogger? Don’t most people called journalists these days mainly write for blogs? I am an old person. I will call her a journalist.])

Her advice, delivered secondhand, was to read “books that feature sorcery or very large worms.”

Oh, right. Yeah.

I’m not going to read about very large worms. (Though I was once kind of intrigued but mostly revulsed and terrified by the idea of something called the Mongolian Death Worm by cryptid hunters.)

Anyway, this blogger/journalist/call-her-what-you-want talked about reading Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, the author who wrote that wonderful book of alternative history and magic, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.*

When I went to look for Piranesi online, I saw that the Kindle version was $4.99.

I downloaded it.

Just now.

Don’t be so impatient.

(To Be Continued…)

* – I still can’t believe that the guy who played the weenie, weasely husband of Jodie Comer’s character on Dr Foster also played Jonathan Strange in the adaptation of Clarke’s book (an adaptation I haven’t seen).


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