I have been trying to be good with my reading and book buying lately. I am usually really bad at reading something all the way through without the temptation of the next shiny new book creeping up on me half way through – which is just silly.
I am reading Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything at the moment, and it is making my brain hurt ever so slightly if I am honest. It is a fascinating read, but I am thinking that there may just be too much for my tiny brain to take in all at once. I feel like I am hapily reading along, and then all of a sudden Bill will say something like, “as you will remember from chapter 2, so and so said something that I briefly mentioned and that you immediatley forgot” and I have to rush back to prove to myself that I was in fact awake when I read chapter 2 (honest…).
I am really enjoying it despite the fact that it is making me feel a bit stupid sometimes, some of the facts that he casually throws in sort of just knock you for six. So I am going to resist the urge to put it down and read something a little lighter (I know Bill Bryson isn’t meant to be a heavy read, it just feels like it because I appear to have let my brain fuzz over in the last few years) until I have completed the whole thing.
Whether I remember much of the content after a few days of finishing is another matter entirely…