Thursday, August 13, 2009


I'm down to my last book for the A-Z Reading Challenge..."R" and it's giving me troubles. I had three R books in my TBR pile, Reading Lolita in Tehran, Revolutionary Road, and The Red Tent. I decided on Reading Lolita in Tehran so I loaned Revolutionary Road to a friend and stuck The Red Tent back in my TBR. Then I started reading Reading Lolita in Tehran and after a chapter or two, it didn't grab me and I put it down. So I went and tried a little bit of The Red Tent and it didn't grab me either. Then I roamed the bookstore and grabbed Anne Rice's Road to Cana, I liked it but it's the second in a series and I decided I wanted to read the first book first so that's been set aside as well. Finally a friend gave me a book by a local author, Resurrection Road and that one left me dry too. I think there are some deep seated psychological issues at work here - fear of challenge completion, R phobia - something has me stumped.

On the other hand, I finally got my first Library Thing Early Reviewers book, Short Girls and I am enjoying it! I also started Nickled and Dimed and that one caught my attention right away too. I've finished a David Baldacci The Whole Truth that I need to review and Diane Mott Davidson's The Dark Tort that was a fun little mystery too. I finished HP6 but haven't seen the movie yet, did see the movie, My Sister's Keeper, about which all I can say is, "hmmm, why would they do that?" And if you've seen it, you know exactly what I mean. I've also made some progress on the Everything Austen challenge by re-reading Bridget Jones' Diary.

I've been absent from blogging due to another college road trip with Bookworm and the normal whirlwind of back to school shopping and such. And, I've probably been spending a bit too much time on FarmTown on Facebook - it is strangely addictive! I have thirteen posts in draft status - time to get off the farm and back to city living!

1 comment:

Beth F said...

So funny that you can't find an R book to grab you!

Try The Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips