The Sunday Salon
Well, another ten days have slipped by from the last time that I blogged. The good news is that I finally got out of my reading slump by forcing myself to listen to audiobooks. I appreciate having that option and they have been particularly engaging for me.
As I talked about previously, I have been reading Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy in the car and I have made even more progress with that. The other night I got some chick soft tacos and drove up a hill. I sat there and listened to my book, had my dinner, and watched the sunset. It ended up being very refreshing.
I have been wanting to read Heir Apparent for a while now. I knew it was about a girl who gets stuck inside a virtual reality game. Basically it sounded just like the type of science fiction I enjoy best. But I didn’t really like it. The story was compelling and I did want to know what was going to happen in the end. But I also felt like the story suffered from huge plot holes and elements that were just uninteresting to me. It is unfortunate when a book you are desperate to read is a disappointment. Yet, there is still a nice feeling in finishing it.
I haven’t been reading it recently, but a lot of people have recommended to Earthsea books to me time and time again. I have tried reading the first book in both paper and audio and I am determined to finish it eventually. I can see why people like it, but it isn’t my thing. Of course that can change over the course of the book. At first I didn’t really like Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy but then in the end it pulled through. I think I may have asked this before, but it doesn’t hurt to revisit the topic. What books did you dislike that everyone else seems to enjoy or often gets recommended to you?