The Pages and the Miles: Sunday 17 February

This week has been a bit of a downer. I was away for work Tuesday evening which was incredibly busy and then managed to catch a cold that wiped me right out towards the end of the week. I’m feeling much better now but it meant that Thursday and Friday were pretty frustrating.

The Pages

Being ill has actually helped on this front as I’ve spent a fair amount of time trying to rest!  I finally finished my reread of Lord of Chaos (Book 6 of the Wheel of Time), which at 1,011 pages has taken me a while.  I’ve been reading it on and off since last August.  Since finishing that, I’ve read two books in the last week alone: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson and An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. I loved both.

The writing in We Have Always Lived in the Castle was stunning and eerie and haunting. I preferred The Haunting of Hill House personally but I’d forgotten how tightly Jackson weaves a story. I have a short story of hers still so I’m glad I can have more Shirley Jackson in my future without having to bust my book-buying limit. An Anonymous Girl was a pure plot driven page turner. I started it yesterday morning and I finished it this evening. I heard about it on a recent Book Break video recommending thrillers and it was 99p on Amazon so I picked it up and started it almost straight away. I wanted something fun, something with twists and turns to keep me reading, and this absolutely delivered. The writing was surprisingly good too, so just a great weekend read all round.

The Miles

As might be expected between being so busy and ill, I only managed one run of a paltry 4km in the last week. I did manage to clock a 15.7km last Sunday though, which I’m fairly proud of.  It means that I’m currently fit enough to run a half marathon, which is comforting. I’m also currently injury free so now that I’m feeling better again, I’m going to rack up some miles. Onward and upward and all that!

How has your week been? Hopefully less scrappy than mine! Share what you’ve been reading and where you’ve been running in the comments!

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