So much time – so many books to read.
Did you read those books that you bought ages ago and then thought better of? Or maybe those Christmas presents that you never got around to? How about those Classics that you always meant to read but they were just too long or too uninspiring….
Did you commit to a series and see it through? Sales of the concluding part of Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy have been brisk. The Mirror and the Light weighs in at just under 900 pages (and all 3 at over 2000) but they are certainly worth the time. Not only is it an extraordinary achievement to chart the internal life of a character so completely but Mantel is capable of the most beautiful prose. The world seems a little greyer and sadder now Thomas Cromwell has gone.