The paradoxical luxury/tedium of enforced house-arrest since ankle surgery has given me lots of time to read (and shop online and start a blog).
Back in the days before children and online shopping, I used to read far, far more than I do now. It always amazes me how much time spare time I had, even when the children were little. Now they are school age they seem to take up far more time than when they were under 5.
Since surgery, I've read more than I have in ages. A book that annoyed me intensely was Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan. I found his female character very unbelievable. So much so that I dumped it and decided to have a break from fiction. I have a low tolerance of poor character development, so sometimes it's safer if I stick to reading journals and non-fiction.
I've just finished this book:
What are your favourite reads? Do you get impatient with bad characterisation in Fiction?