*insert mandatory exclamation here*

Honestly, I’m not even going to try to fill a gap of two years with justifications. Or try to catch up on everything that’s happened in the meantime.

So let’s pretend we have one of those friendships that can endure great absences and just pick up where we left off shall we? Hi!

I finished reading The Luminaries last week. It’s only taken me the whole of this year so far to get through all 832 pages.

The first 300 or so were very slow going and then it builds pace and builds pace and the end is… well, you’ll just have to read it.

There was a real sense of relief that I’d made it to the end, and the all too familiar grief of letting go of characters that have become a part of my daily (escape from?) life.

The stories and characters are woven and interwoven. It’s so beautifully written and intricate that I feel like I owe it a second reading.

But a second reading of an 832 page book? It’s a monstrous thought.Image

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