The Sunday Salon - Easy
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.