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Sunday, February 15, 2015

It's Monday

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I've slowed down a bit on my reading, which always seems to happen a bit after the initial head-rush of January. I'm going to try to maintain at about one or two books a week, see how I go.

I finished Bird Box by Josh Malerman yesterday, and liked it quite a lot. It's a fast read, but somewhat sad and very spooky at the same time. Malorie - the only woman left from a household of adults who had gathered together after mysterious events led to people committing horrific acts - has finally gathered her courage to find a better life for herself and her two children. She just has to get down the river without being seen - or, without sight. Good stuff.

I'm about halfway through On the Beach, which is good but is about as uplifting as standing at a bus stop in the rain and the next bus is half an hour away. And it's windy. And there's no shelter. This is getting away from me.

Up next is Order of the Phoenix for Sheila's readalong, which I am well behind on but I persist.

What are you reading?

7 comments:

Deborah said...

Bird Box sounds like an interesting read....

Might give On The Beach a miss though!

Deb

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

"It as uplifting as standing at a bus stop in the rain and the next bus is half an hour away. And it's windy. And there's no shelter."....lol

Brona Joy said...

On the beach...is that the Nevil Shute end-of-the-world-in-Melbourne book?
It is meant to be very good...in a very depressing kind of way. I'll watch out for your review :-)

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

LOL love your description of On the Beach ;)

I hope your reading week gets better,
Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

Kailana said...

I tend to always be behind on readalongs so I avoid them...

Irene McKenna said...

My reading tends to ebb and flow, too. I hope you enjoy Order of the Phoenix. That was one of my favorite of the Harry Potter books.

Maree said...

Deborah: I really enjoyed it, and it's a quick read. Heh, On the Beach is good, just not very uplifting.

Sheila: :DDDDDDDDDD

Brona: Yep, that's the one :-)

Shellyrae: Thanks! :D

Kailana: I SHOULD avoid them, but I keep tripping.

Irene: I'm definitely looking forward to diving in :-)