Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading?

Meme here:

Well, my holiday is nearly over, and as always, I haven't read half as much as I would like to have. However, I have been in the presence of a superhero, an astronaut, a frog and a robot, so I think that's a fair trade. :)

Anyway. I'm about halfway through In Cold Blood, but ... you know that feeling, when you're reading a book and you suddenly feel like you're slogging through it rather than reading? Yeah. I kind of hit that wall.

I'm not sure why, because the book itself is interesting, and very descriptive, but something just suddenly clanged for me on Saturday, so I've shelved it for now, and started The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope, which will be reviewed here on uh ... *checks email for date* December 14 for

I'm only 50 pages in, but so far, so good ...

I also started By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham today. :-)

Happy reading!


Jan von Harz said...

Its been many many years since I as you so aptly put it slogged through In Cold Blood. Hope you make it through it. Have a great week!

Maree said...

Jan: Thank you! I'm hoping a break from it will help :-)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

When "the slog" gets me I usually put the book I am reading down and move on to another. Usually if I give it a day or two I can pick the original one up again and move forward with it! :)

Good luck!

Lydia said...

Ugh, I know that feeling of slogging well. Keep pressing on and reward yourself with something light and fun afterward, maybe?

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful books, great reading!

Here is my Monday: Mailbox/Whereabouts post!

Anonymous said...

Yup, I definitely know that slogging feeling. Usually I take a break, read something else, and then come back to it. Or I just push through and complain about how long it took to read ;)

S (Book Purring) said...

I know that slog feeling, maybe putting it down and coming back to it?

Maree said...

Sheila: That's what I'm doing - going to get back to it soon, hopefully :)
Lydia: It's unpleasant for sure - that's a good idea :)
gautami: Thank you! :D
alitareads, Samita: That's the plan, yes. :D

Sue Jackson said...

I've always wanted to read In Cold Blood, just because I'm a nonfiction writer, and it is always held up as the best example of excellent creative nonfiction...but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Sorry to hear it's dragging for you.

Hope you enjoy the new book more!