Last year I tried on several occasions to read “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”; I got it out of the library, I was lent a talking book version and I even had it on my kindle – I couldn’t get passed the first few chapters; I found the names too hard to pronounce/visualise and there were too many threads for me to keep account of. The week before we left home the film version was on at Brynaman cinema (‘Orange Wednesday’, only £4.50 for the two of us!!); I found it rather violent, but it really helped my understanding of the plot. On Friday I started reading “The Girl Who Played with Fire”, which I finished yesterday, I then started “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” which I have just finished – now I’m going to have to go back and read the first one (as I don’t know how accurate the film was to the book).
This afternoon we went for quite a strenuous (for me) bike ride; as I have an electric bike I have to keep up a moderately brisk pace (it’s my pride that makes me do this), however I’ve started turning off my motor, unless there are hills, so I’m actually doing a lot of the work myself – this is for fitness rather than trying to save the charge on the battery!