It's Monday. Which means it's time for http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/ to ask: What are you reading?
In the interests of full disclosure ...
Truth be told, I haven't done a lot of reading this past week. I finished Soldier in the Mist by Gene Wolfe, which was fantastic, and there'll be a review coming.
Other than that, I pretty much have nothing. Here's why: American-frickin-Idol. I only picked up on watching it two seasons ago after workmates of mine told me how funny the audition process could be. And you know, I was mildly hooked and watched the entire season. Last year, a little bit more hooked. This year … okay, this year, as far as American Idol is concerned, I'm 15 years old and have posters on my bedroom wall. Of whom? Ah …. you'll know if you follow my Twitter, or read my blog regularly.
The upshot is, I've been spending unseemly amounts of time on YouTube, and the AI website, and not reading … quite as much. Ahem.
In my defence, I DID start Brideshead Revisited, which is May's classic. I'm actually doing worse with that challenge than last year, but that'll be our little secret, internets. I read the prologue, and after reading a page and a half about why falling out of love with the army is like falling out of love with your wife, I resisted the (very) strong urge to pitch it across the room. But I loved the Jeremy Irons series (the recent movie, not so much) and it's a relatively short book.
I do still have Smoke & Mirrors and The Matriarch on the go, although the latter is going to be a slow finish as I'm only reading it at work. Loving it though _ Mr Ihimaera is a prose-poet.
Also, if I keep channelling my inner 15 year old in this unseemly manner, I'm going to have to start reading Nabokov (I just had to check the spelling of his name), or Dickens. Just to get those particular brain cells back. At my age, I can't afford to lose them.
Damn you Adam Lambert!!!!!!
(I'm kidding. Call me.)