Sunday, November 18, 2007

It was a good idea in theory

So I've been trying to whittle down the books in my reading stack and was doing good. Then I started reading One Hundred Years of Solitude, which I'm just not loving. But I really want to have read it, so I'm persevering. Slowly. Then I started feeling guilty for not having started Every Past Thing yet, which I received as an Early Reviewer on LibraryThing. So I started it, too. Not loving it, either. But as I don't want to hurt my chances of getting more review copies, I'm determined to finish it and write a review for it.

So I was in dire need of something I was really enjoying. In my search, I picked up The Queen's Fool last night and think this is going to fill the gap. Never mind that I fell asleep several pages in - that's just me.

In other news, I finished The Princess Bride this past week - enjoyed it but wouldn't count it as a favorite. I also finished listening to Outlander, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Will listen to more in the series as the mood strikes me.

I picked up Incantation by Alice Hoffman (the next on the Name that Book list) and have liked what I've read so far. It seems like it will be a pretty quick read. It feels like it will tie in nicely with The Queen's Fool. Most of the books I'm reading from that list are library books, which need to be quick! I've managed to get 4 books purchased by my local library from that list, so yay!

5 comments:

Amanda (the librarian) said...

Lucky you - got a LibraryThing Early Reviewer book! When does the review have to be done?

Bookgirl said...

Gah, I was going through the same thing the other day. Just couldn't settle down with any one book. As much as I love GGM, I didn't like One Hundred Years of Solitude. Glad you found a good book :)

Somer said...

Technically, I'm not obligated to review it just because I got a copy. It just seems the right thing to do. And if you don't submit any reviews, you're less likely to receive additional copies in the future. I'm anxiously waiting to hear if I'll get one this month!

Somer said...

Do you have a suggestion for another GGM book to try, bookgirl?

Debi said...

It's nice to hear that I'm not the only one who has a whole pile of books going at the same time. And it's not even that I'm not enjoying them, just that I'm reading them each for different reasons. Kinda funny, since just a year ago, I never would have dreamed of reading more than one book at a time.

I hope you can manage to get through your review book without too much pain and suffering! And I'm glad you found a fun one to add to the mix!