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 two books in the series and I’m about to start the third 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).