Another thing I realised when coming back to this poor neglected website-o-mine is that in a wild fit of enthusiasm, I had designed quite a few extra book covers last year, which I never posted.
One of them is this one, for Ring of Bright Water, by Gavin Maxwell.
Ring of Bright Water is a beautiful book written by a man who lived on a secluded island near Skye, with an otter for a companion.
I took this photo when I was on holiday in Skye a few years ago. I did actually see Gavin Maxwell’s island, but unfortunately they’ve build a big bridge from the mainland to Skye, which has a pillar right on his island, so it wouldn’t quite have captured the seclusion. The bottom is slightly blurred because I took it on a bus!
After a lengthy hiatus I have decided to return to muse upon some bookish things.
Currently Reading: A Dance with Dragons Part 2: After the Feast
This is (currently) the final instalment of George R. R. Martin’s epic series, A Song Of Ice and Fire, which I have been reading for a very long time. I did a mini review of the third book in my summer reading mini reviews post , which I seemed to really enjoy. I think for me, the key to reading this series is only committing when I have lots of time for reading. In a holiday, I can devour these books pretty quickly, and enjoy them a lot. When I try to read them during the term though, I end up in a bit of a deadly cycle. Each time I pick up the book I seem to have forgotten entirely what’s going on, which is made only worse by the fact that each character only pops up every 7 chapters or so. I am lost in a sea of confusion, which only makes me less likely to pick up the book. The marvellous plot is almost entirely lost on me, and I can never remember who’s doing what.
I’ve also been borrowing the e-book from the library so it seems to have expired every time I feel like reading it. Ah well, my gritty determination to finish will (hopefully) see me through.
I’ve also just finished watching the series with some friends, which in some ways has made it easier to follow the plot, although sometimes just leads to more confusion, when I can’t remember which things happened in the book, and which in the series.
Enough Game of Thrones rambling. I’m going to be jolly glad when I can get onto something else.
Book (so far) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4/5
My Commitment – 0/5