Doing this as an audiobook while I work some overnight shifts is just not a good idea. This book requires that I pay a bit more attention to it and also because so far nothing has happened. There has been some nice character development, albeit uneven at times, and I like that the author is taking her time, but by this point in War and Peace a major battle had already happened and their was a drunken bear scene.
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26% done with Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
The scene with the rain ships was nice.
I wish the author was a little better at setting the place where events are happening. Most of the time I get a vague impression of what the surroundings are, but most of the time I feel a little lost. Maybe that’s only because of the writing style and that a lot is taken for granted, but still.
At least the characters are good and fun. Always something interesting.
12% done with Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
This is a really fun book so far. I love the setting and the concept that there is no more magic in England is a lot of fun.
I do wish more of the story was shown and not told, however. There is quite a bit that happens in the form of a summary that could have been written as part of the story. But it written quite nicely so I won’t dwell on that too much for now.