An out of practice reader discussing the books I get around to reading.
I am now officially halfway through with this one. Which is good because I got to renew it again. In all honesty, I almost just took it back unfinished. Not because I don't like it but because I just wasn't making time to read it. Lucky for this book, I really don't like to quit. It's why I constantly get myself into shitty situations.
The story is progressing really nicely. Raider's demise was worse in the movie I think. Don't get me wrong, it was definitely a punch to the gut, especially since I assume he's a corgi which is a favorite breed of mine. But in the book it was at least over quickly. So if you're someone who doesn't like the demise of small, fluffy animals, know that at least in this case it's humane considering the circumstances. In my opinion, anyway.
Side yet related note. Friend of mine drew some of my characters this week.
This is Nick. Nick's an asshole. Nick is who Mr. Gaunt is proving incredibly helpful in improving the characterization on. I'm sure he is one of Nick's favorite literary villains. He's certainly proving to be one of mine.