Monday, August 9, 2010

Okay reading

The last nine (NINE!) books I read were just okay. Not bad, but not wowing either. Not much to write about there. Not much of a reaction. Just a steady enjoyment throughout with little thought involved. Which I suppose is normal for summer reading, but I'm a bit tired of it now that I'm back home and nearly back at work. I'd like to be wowed, thank you very much.

I have a few books checked out that I think will do it for me, but I'm scared to dive into them because what if they don't wow? It's too much pressure. It's just not fair to them. Here they are anyway:

Countdown by Deborah Wiles
Newbery predictions for this one - I hesitate mostly because I rarely agree with the Newbery committee. And really, I've had my fair share (and yours too) of 1960s fiction.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Again with the 1960s fiction, but this one's for adults, so I guess I should give it a try. So many people and their mothers have read and raved about this one. And I currently have it checked out after being on an eons-long waiting list, so I HAVE to read it. The first page is always the hardest.

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
I don't know how I've resisted the temptation to absolutely devour this one. But I really want to re-read Shiver first and actually savor Linger. And I don't think I can do that right now. Oh, but the font is green!

So, this is just a little note to say, Hi! I'm still here and reading! Just haven't had much to say lately. Hope that changes soon!



Mrs. DeRaps said...

I haven't read Countdown yet, but I loved Linger and The Help. I hope they WOW you right out of your reading slump!

NatalieSap said...

I hope so too!

Jan von Harz said...

I have only read Linger, but really like Shiver better. I do need to read Countdown though since it deal with the years I was going up in.

Jodie said...

The Linger text is green? That's pretty cool.

Peaceful Reader said...

I think all three of these are great choices. I own Linger but haven't read it, have heard great things about Countdown and LOVED The Help-I think you should start there!! Have fun reading.

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