Top of the Pile #12: The Shadow of the Wind

This is another book I’ve had on my Kindle for a long time, so long that I don’t even remember the circumstances in which I got it and why I’ve never gotten around to reading it. It will be my first Carlos Ruiz Zafon read, and for once, I’ve tried to keep myself away from a million Goodreads and Amazon reviews, so I’m not embarking upon it with tons of unrealistic expectations as I normally tend to do.

I’ve only read about ten pages on my way to work this morning, and though it’s quite a change from my recent Romanian history reading, it looks promising.

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I really liked Radu Rosetti’s memoirs, so much so that I’m now looking into ordering the next two parts. Shame on me I didn’t know it was a three part writing, or I would have gotten them all when I was in Romania in winter. Now, I’m hopelessly clicking around countless Romanian online book shops, none of which deliver outside the country. What can I say, we all have our crazy hobbies.

On a slightly different (bragging!) note, Goodreads says I’ve read 16 books so far this year, so YAY for me! I know I’ve only posted 12 of these Top of the Pile posts, but I voluntarily missed a couple of work related books I thought you wouldn’t care to know about. So, SIXTEEN, humanity!

My goal for 2014 is 75 books, which has been my average for the past couple of years, so it’s not particularly scary. But I’ve reached this point where every time I finish a book I’m at a loss as to what to read next (if you’ve been following my Top of the Pile series you’ll have noticed all my moaning on the subject), so I was thinking: If you’ve just read something super duper awesome lately or you’ve got an all time favourite book you’re obsessively praising to all your friends, or you just happen to think of a read I might like, please drop me a comment on the new Recommend Me a Book page, and I’ll definitely give it a try.

5 thoughts on “Top of the Pile #12: The Shadow of the Wind

  1. 🙂 right now I’m reading for the.. well.. 5th time I think, Cyclops- Clive Cussler :))
    It’s not “an important book” for humanity, but I enjoyed it for the first 4 times ever since I bought it 20 years ago.
    I’ve read most of those important books, and some of them can be really boring. I know I should keep up to date with the new authors, but I’ve been disappointed so far, in my attempts. I haven’t found something that could make me say: hey! this is a book you should really read!

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    • 🙂 I think I’ve read most of the “important books” myself, some several times too! I guess I’m also somewhat up to date with contemporary writing, but I rarely come across something I really fall for these days. Thanks for Cyclops, I haven’t read it and I’ve just added it to the pile! 🙂

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