Jan 18, 2009

The Sunday Salon - Easy

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Well, it isn’t technically morning anymore, but I have had a wonderful lazy morning.  I love that slow and easy feeling that Sunday’s bring.  Even if you are rushing around at some point, there is always a moment when you have permission to just do nothing.

So far this weekend I have finished 2 books.  It is such a nice feeling because I feel like I am just in the middle of so many books. I was able to finish two young adult novels.  Unwind, which was a spectacularly written science fiction novel by Neal Shusterman.  And the very creepy audio book of Thirteen Reasons Why.  Both the book and audio format make wonderful of a dual narrator, telling the story in tandem. It is between their words and their stories that the real story emerges.  While the plot is very dark Jay Asher accomplished a genius in storytelling that some how makes everything more potable.

As I sip on my coffee I am grateful to have an extra day on my weekend.  As soon as I get this post up, I am going to read and hopefully finish Invisible Touch by Kelly Parra.

What books did you finish this weekend?

As for the books I didn’t finish.  Well, there are a lot of them.  I keep picking up new books instead of finishing the ones I am in the middle of.  Which leads me to believe maybe I shouldn’t be reading those ones I can’t manage to finish right now.  I am stock in the middle of  To Kill a Mockingbird and the countless number of people who have told me I would love it is putting pressure on me to finish. And I know I should finish, I am just stuck.  What do you do to get through or get into books that just aren’t grabbing you? I am not disliking the book, I enjoyed the first half of the book, but I am just STUCK.  It is the middle, nothing is happening, I am bored, there are so many words on the page.

I am also working on The Iron Heel by Jack London. I previously posted the opening to this book which I adored but it pretty much went down hill from there.  There are a lot of things I am enjoying about the book, but it is very political and at times immensely boring.  But it is considered to be one of the first examples of dystopic fiction and I am determined to finish it.  I was hoping to have made great progress in it and finish this weekend, but I don’t think I will have enough time.

I guess that is all for today, even though I am reading a few other books. But did you know I am having a contest? Enter to win a $30 Amazon shopping spree. (See post for more details.)  One of the things I am asking the people who enter is that they share one of the books they might get with me.  This is such a fun way to be exposed to new books.  And I hope to feature some of them on the blog.

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday and filling it with books and warmth and the things you love.

 

5 comments:

  1. I finished two books this weekend too! It felt so great, because, like you, I'm often in the middle of like 5 titles. I finished NO LAUGHTER HERE and WHEREVER NINA LIES--both fantastic. Okay, so NO LAUGHTER HERE was really short and I started and finished it in one day, but still. Great feeling.

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  2. I am so excited to find another good blog! I am adding you to my blogroll. :)

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  3. Thank you very much Rebecca for your kind words.

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  4. i'm quite the opposite. if i am really into a book, then i cannot pick up another book until i'm done with the current one. the reason is because i lose track of characters and the plot very quickly so to avoid conflicts, i stick to one book before moving on to another. if i find a book really boring after the first couple of pages, i put it down and never touch it again. why waste my time on a boring book!!!

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  5. I am sorry To Kill A Mockingbird is a struggle to get through. I am one of the very very few people who doesn't love this book. I liked it, but I also struggled to get through it but was really glad when I did. hope you enjoy the end.

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