Writing Challenge Day 8: A book you love and one you didn’t

While my all time favorite author is Clive Cussler (love me some adventure), I recently got turned onto Charles Todd, the author of The Bess Crawford Mysteries.  These books take place in England during World War 1 and through his writing I am transported back in time.  It’s like a time travel vacation as I fall down the rabbit hole of these chapters.  Superb writing, characters, story line, plot twists – I can’t say enough good things about it!  I’ve read the first 2 books in the series and I’m about to start #3 as soon as I get some other non-fiction reading out of the way.

It is very unusual for me to stop reading a book because I don’t like it.  Even if it isn’t my cup to tea, I  at least soldier on to finish it.  This did not happen with “Confessions” by St. Augustine.  I was into it for the first couple of chapters about his early life.  Did you know he had a child out of wedlock?  But then it just started going on and on and on….and I’m not exactly sure what it was about.  I got lost.  I wasn’t pulled into the narrative anymore.  I found myself skimming and that’s when I knew I had to stop.  At this point in my life, there was nothing holding me to the words he wrote.  And so, I had to put it down (read: I deleted it off my Kindle).

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