29 Jan

Even though Beverley Nichols offered a brief distraction, I haven’t been able to let go of Barcelona and The Cemetery of Forgotten Books. I’ve been wandering aimlessly through shadows and dimly lit cobblestone streets searching for the friends that ended when the last printed page, in The Angel‘s Game, turned blank. It’s just too soon to read it again; too fresh the rules so as not to be in suspense at the not knowing, at the not remembering.


So, having said that, there was only one thing to do. If I wanted to fall into the magic again, and I did, I had to find The Shadow of the Wind. I bought this book in 2010, sliding it gently into its place sandwiched between my other Zafon tomes where it’s been all this time, waiting. But I couldn’t find it. In its stead was an empty space. A space where ‘Shadow’ had always been, in the offing it could, one day, cast its spell. But now it was gone. I was becoming anxious; having a difficult time breathing. Obviously, I must have moved it. Yes. That’s it. I moved it. But where?


Well, yesterday pomeriggio, when I thought I’d exhausted every nook and cranny; when I was no longer looking, The Shadow of the Wind found me.

Interesting how certain places and characters grab at just the right time.



One Response to “WHAT I’M READING NOW …”

  1. Lea Jurock January 29, 2014 at 8:59 p01 #

    Love those books!

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