I know it's Monday. But my internet access is having major issues, so basically I'm trying to post when I can.
Today I'd like to talk about a little problem I have called book-a-holism. Basically, if you offer me a book, I'm going to want it. So many times I have discovered that I enjoy a book when I didn't think I would, that I simply can't refuse them.
So when Penguin Classics offered a free random book as long as you agreed to submit a review in six weeks, I was like...yeah!!!
Guess what book I ended up with? Trafalgar: An Eyewitness History. Um, ok.
Here's the book description: On October 21, 1805, Admiral Horatio Nelson dealt a crushing blow to a large French and Spanish fleet, forever dashing Napoleon’s hopes of dominating the seas. Edited by Tom Pocock, the world’s foremost authority on Nelson, this extraordinary book gathers eyewitness accounts of the historic event, many of which have never before been published. Vivid correspondence and documentation offer glimpses of history in the making, from the two-year campaign leading up to Trafalgar, to the explosive clash itself, to the aftermath of this most famous and strategically important victory.
Right, so yes I like a lot of different kinds of books, but I'm almost a hundred percent certain that this is going to be a chore to get through. And I got it two weeks ago, so I only have 4 more weeks to read it! Aaah!!
So please leave me some encouragement for making it through this book and reminding me that I'm not alone in my book-a-holism and if you have any consequences you've suffered from your book-a-holism, please share them as well. :)
(Meanwhile, I started Ink Exchange, and it's great!)