Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday Salon: Bored!

I'm going through another one of those phases again. I want to read. I want to read a lot, but I can't get into any book at all. I have so many books right now that I would love to read and be engrossed in. They are good books. Nothing is wrong with them. It's just me. Here's the books that have been in my hands the past week.

I've only finished one of these books. I have abandoned two, and and trying not to give up on the remaining two.

I finished The Second Summer of the Sisterhood. I thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the things on this year's to do list is read the whole series. Right now, it is the only thing I want to read!

I had big plans for A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah. A teacher of mine roccomended it to all of his students last year and the phenomenon is still happening in my school. One girl I know is using it for her senior project. I wanted to get some people to write guest posts on it after I had read it, but no deal. I was 92 pages into it then stopped. It was hideously boring to me.

I also gave up on I Don't Know How She Does it. It was supposed to be my last chick lit for my senior project, but I told myself I had read enough for the project and stopped reading two chapters into it as well.

I'm reading The Pillars of the Earth right now. The first section I read was fantastic, but I started reading another portion that is bo-ring. I'm scared of this book. It fell on my foot and it really hurt. This is not a book. It is a monster!

I'm also attempting to read The Notebook. I'm maybe 20 pages into it and it reads like a Jane Austen novel. Not good at all.

I have nine books out from the library right now and none of them are appealing. I could order the last two Traveling Pants books, but I have enough books out right now!

So, the answer to what I'm reading right now is: not much.


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Just write it off to bad book choices. Try some new ones. It's okay.

Karen Harrington said...

I get in those reading dry spells, too. Nice to know I am not alone. The next good book will come along eventually. My drought broke recently after reading Michael Cox's The Glass of Time. Another good book that just 'begins' and gets started in a way where you can't stop reading it is Durable Goods by Elizabeth Berg.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little intimidated by the Pillars of the Earth too, but I'm looking forward to hearing what you say about it!

Hope you get out of your reading funk soon!

S. Krishna said...

I enjoyed the Second Summer of the Sisterhood as well. I hate those reading dry spells!

Ana S. said...

The size of The Pillars of the Earth r scares me too...but I'd like to read it someday. I have to be in the right mood for really long books, though. I hope your reading funk goes away soon!

Anonymous said...

I think I wrote the exact same thing in my Sunday Salon post; I hope you get over your reading drought soon :)