Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It's Tuesday, where are you?

I am in a reading slump. Seriously, I just can't get excited about anything I pick up. I started As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mom's Running for President (an ARC I picked up at TLA) on Friday and decided not to read it. I found it annoying (the main character is a spelling bee winner and has a tendency to spell words out in the middle of sentences, among other things) and decided not to waste my time with it. It got pretty good reviews on Amazon, so I'm thinking it just isn't my style. So after work, before we left for Austin, I grabbed Shogun. I really want to read this, but it is an immense book and the font is tiny. At this time, I just can't get into it. I'm thinking that once I start riding the bus to work in a few weeks, that might be a good time to pick it back up (or whenever it pops up on my randomizer again). So now I have grabbed Taken by Edward Bloor, but I fell asleep about a page into it last night, so time will only tell if I
stick with this one.

So where am I?

On my commute, I am with Lady Jane Dudley (previously Lady Jane Grey) in the tower of London. I'm at the very end of this book, so I'm not going to say anymore, in case you don't know how Jane's story ends. (To tell you the truth, I'm so unfamiliar with this time period, that even being 50 minutes from the end of the book, I'm still not completely sure what's going to happen!) (The Innocent Traitor by Allison Weir)

And at bedtime, we are at Camp Half-Blood with Percy and his other demi-god pals. We just discovered why the book is titled what it is. (The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan)

Play along at http://raidergirl3-anadventureinreading.blogspot.com. And yay! Hopefully this is the last time I'll have to post this via e-mail, since next week I'm on vacation and the next week I'll be in a new job where my access to blogger isn't blocked!


Debi said...

The Tower of London and Camp Half-Blood...sounds like a couple of interesting places to be!

Somer said...

Definitely interesting! I'm really liking The Innocent Traitor, for sure!

Lezlie said...

I wasn't positive about the ending when I listened to Innocent Traitor either, and it made it that much more powerful. I still think about the ending of that one!