Thursday, July 3, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Holidays

It’s a holiday weekend here in the U.S., so let’s keep today’s question simple–What are you reading? Anything special? Any particularly juicy summer reading?

Interesting that this question would catch me on a down day. In fact, yesterday, I didn't pick up and read a book once the entire day. How often does that happen? Hardly ever!

So, as was mentioned in a previous post, I'm nearly, not quite, to the half way point of War and Peace. Some parts of the this book I really like. Others, sheesh, I just don't get. I'm thinking this is pretty much a normal reaction, so hopefully I'm not too weird. Anyway, my goal is to finish it by the end of the year. That means a couple hundred pages a month.

Also, last week I started A New Earth... Oprah's big push this past while. Has anyone else read it yet? What do you think? Is it changing your life? So far, I'm understanding the concept but still have a tendency to do a little eye rolling as I'm reading. I'm thinking this isn't quite the reaction the author was going for, so... yeah... this book is slow going too.

And so today, I plan on starting a "real" book! (Assuming that the above mentioned books are just pretend for now.) What should it be? I could go for the Jodi Picoult book from the library that's been sitting there for a month. Or another YA romance that I just bought at the author signing the other week. Or I could start a juicy soap opera-y classic! Or get buried in a Brandon Sanderson fantasy. Maybe I should start another book on the TBR list (see sidebar). Or I could pick up something completely random that's buried somewhere on my shelf. A nice juicy summer read as suggested in the question above sounds really good about now.

I don't know. What do you think? What should my next book be?


  1. Well, with two yucky reads going on, I'd say GRAB a fun read ASAP!

  2. Nope - never read A New Earth, and although tempting I don't think I'm going to read it. I love Oprah though :)

    Not sure what type of reading you like but maybe you should read a fun books! Happy BTT and have a good weekend ahead of you :)

  3. Funny you should mention A New Earth. It's sitting here on my desk, but so far I just can't find the motivation to read it. I'm much more engrossed in my latest thriller. I'm doing Bernard Steele's Death in Small Doses and it's turning out to be a fast-paced, page turner of a terrorist thriller.

  4. lol a few days late but what did you go for in the end?

  5. Well... I ended up going with the Jodi Picoult since it's a library book and due soon. Vanishing Acts is the name of it. I'm liking it pretty good so far!

  6. Ah good choice, I have read that one recently and really enjoyed it:)



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