Hello blogosphere! Boy have I missed you on my month-long hiatus. I’m trying to get back in the groove of blogging, blog commenting, twittering…and worst of all….trying to get back into reading!
Yes you heard that right, I’m in the biggest slump of my reading life. And it seems all the more awful because it’s my first. I’ve never had this happen to me before.
Dear blog readers, everything is boring me. Just call me Gaston from Gigi because 90% of the books I’ve picked up recently, I put back down claiming, “It’s a bore!”
If I do return to blogging full time you can be sure I will explore my ennui in greater detail, but today is Wednesday, thus it is library loot day!
I got all my loot off the NEW self-service holds shelves, does your library let you pick yours out yourself? We used to have them kept SAFELY behind the desk and had to wait in line for a librarian to fetch them. Now it makes me a little nervous they they are out in the open, what if someone steals my Charlaine Harris I’ve been waiting 8 weeks for?!
I would never ever take someone else’s book from the on hold shelf, but I DEFINITELY peek at what the other folks around my last name are reading. A certain F. Powell is tearing through the later hard covers J.D. Robb’s In Death series right now, hope they’re enjoying them!
Hopefully this week’s library loot will help rip me out of my reading slump, as they are all books I’ve had on hold, some of which I’ve been anticipating and waiting for over a month! Here are my books after I pulled them from the on hold shelf:
- A Bad Day For Sorry by Sophie Littlefield: I know I didn’t learn about this one from blogs (since I haven’t been on any recently), so maybe a newspaper or magazine book section? The premise is pretty unusual, Stella is a middle-aged widow, and survivor of domestic abuse. She starts trying to help other abused women in her small Missouri town, but ends up fighting far more serious crimes and mysteries.
- The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell: I’ve never read anything by Ms. Bushnell before but was a super-fan-girl of SATC. I just started reading this YA book about Carrie’s senior year in high school and bad news…I’m bored by it. This is most likely due to my horrible frame of mind in my slump, but Carries voice just doesn’t seem right. I can’t match her up to the adult Carrie I knew and loved in the show.
- A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas: I usually don’t read novellas, but Ms. Kleypas’ Wallflowers series is probably my favorite romance series, and I’ve recently reread, or tried to reread, all of them to get me out of my slump. So I thought I’d give this one a try, set several years after all the Wallflowers’ marriages, Lillian and Daisy’s oldest brother travels to England seeking their father’s approval, but instead finds a lady of whom he very much approves. Too bad she dislikes him on sight! There is also the promise of plenty of scenes featuring the original Wallflowers themselves ,which I’m greatly looking forward to.
- Girl in Translation, Jean Kwok: I featured this one on my New Release Alert back in MAY and have had it on hold ever since! Phew that was a long wait. I’m super excited to start this one about a mother and daughter emigrating from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, working in a Chinatown sweatshop together, surviving in a hovel, unable to fit in with their American peers, but the daughter is smart enough to try to go to an Ivy League school…if one of a million obstacles doesn’t get in her way first.
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