Mar 16, 2009

A Case of the Mondays

I am TIRED today.  I have no reason to be tired.  I got plenty of sleep.  Maybe I am just tired for the pure fact of it being Monday.  Maybe I am tired because I am finally over being sick. Yes, sick again in case you missed it.  I am so behind on life.

It  has been so long since I really did some good blogging I think I may have forgotten how to do it!

It also doesn’t help that I haven’t been reading much.  And I did read some stuff when I was first sick, over a month ago.  Some of which I need to review and respond to and I am not entirely sure I remember much of it.

Oh, and another reason why I might be tired?

Well, it may have something to do with the fantabulous time I had in Vegas on Saturday.  I went down there for a friend’s birthday and had a total blast.  It has been so long that I have gotten out of the house and had adult human contact!! It was a really nice change for me.

I listened to an audiobook on the way down and back.  That has been the most “reading” I have done in several weeks.  Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy is the type of book that I would never be able to get through on my own.  It is nice to have audiobook for that reason. Audiobooks make a long drive a bit more bearable. I REALLY HATE DRIVING.  But when the destination is Vegas there is virtually no reason to complain.

I have a little bit less than a third of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy left but I am not sure when I will get a chance to finish it.

You can see on the cover all those award seals so I feel a little bit of an obligation to get it read.  It isn’t bad at all.  It just isn’t the type of book that would generally interest me.  Even at the point where I am now in the book I don't have the overwhelmingly intense desire to finish it.  But I likely will.

Has anyone read this?
Do any of you feel an obligation or interest in reading award winning books?

Being an adult, parent, and possible future teacher I like to see what is being awarded in the YA world.  Since this book is a double hitter, being honored by the two awards I care the most about I HAVE TO FINISH IT.

Did I mention I am tired?


  1. I hate being tired. Though I always seem to be ultra exhausted at the beginning of spring. Not sure why.

    I don't know about obligation but I often look at "award winning books" with a degree of added interest. I'm always curious to look at books that some committee felt was good enough to have an award. So while I'm interested, I don't feel compelled to seek out every Newberry winner and read it (although that does seem like an intriguing goal).

  2. How funny, I was about to blog about feeling tired and I was looking for an image and came across your blog. I hope you're feeling better now. =)


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