Tuesday, 22 March 2016

I've finished book #2.

I have finally finished book number two 
in the reading challenge I am doing.
Out of Africa by Karen Blixen (aka Isak Dinesen).

I have to admit I found it a hard one 
to get into, partly I think, because language
 has changed so much over the course
 of the last 80 to 100 years, and the use of 
words and their meanings have also changed 
just a little. Still the story was interesting 
and the more I read the more I enjoyed it. 

Now I have a third book on the go which I was reading 
at the same time as this one, and hope to have
 it finished before the end of March to keep me up
 with my set task of reading a book a month.
This is the one which took me 20 years 
to finish the first chapter, so wish me well!

For April I think I will pick 
something light and trite :)

Have a great day,


  1. Diana, oh my, 20 years! I have a few books like that I have yet to finish.

  2. I can not consintrate much to read a book these days. I was just thinking about you and i saw your post. Happy Spring Diana with love Janice

  3. I've never read Out of Africa though did see the movie. I recently read a book in that same time period and in that same place. Blixen figures into it too but not as the main character. Look for "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain. Might be easier reading and another perspective.

  4. Like Marcia, I have seen the movie (ages ago) but I have never read the book. I am headed to the library tomorrow to look for a new book.

  5. I've read the book and I have the movie as one of my favorites. It helps that it is a true story....I need to read more books, too. I've mostly been reading newspapers, magazines and gardening books lately. Good luck with your challenge! - Karen

  6. It is an interesting book isn't it, I have only read part of it, but enjoyed what I read. Hope you enjoy your twenty years on the go book. xx

  7. I've not read that book. I wish you luck with your third book. I've been reading sporadically lately.

  8. I used to read far more books prior to retirement and couldn't wait for when I finished work so I could spend more time reading. What happened?I took up blogging instead. Good luck with your third read.

  9. Good for you with the reading challenge - especially the 20 years one! xx


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