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It’s Monday, February 23rd. What Are You Reading?

Even after a nice birthday weekend with ample reading time, I’m still in a slight book slump. I did finish A Little Life last week and it wrecked me. I can’t stop thinking about it and started writing my review post just to get some early thoughts down. I might even have to go back and reread some parts because, well, I just don’t know why. All I know is that things are triggering emotional outbursts for no particular reason. I hear a song, look at my kids, fold laundry and think of Jude. Birthday cake only distracted for so long. 😉

So I tried to read Shades of Milk and Honey, which was recommended by a coworker who knows I love Jane Austen. It’s Jane Austen with a fantasy element and after about 50 pages or so, I decided to call it quits. Maybe I was still in a funk after A Little Life, maybe I was preoccupied with birthday plans. I’m not sure but if you are a Jane Austen fan and love fantasy, you might really like this series by Mary Robinette Kowal. I did finish El Deafo in one sitting and my kids were right! It was fantastic! A great way for kids to get into the nonfiction/memoir genre with graphics helping to tell her story.

Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories, #1)El Deafo

El Deafo kept my attention so maybe a lighter, easier read with a change of genre and something to visually distract me. Or an entertaining, informative storyline rather than an emotional, thinking one. But maybe I need an all encompassing dark novel to get out of my head. Anywho, here’s what’s up for grabs.

Short stories I received for my birthday that I have wanted to read for some time…or…one of these lovelies from the library.

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It’s Monday friends! What are you reading?

And how do you get out of the dreaded reading slump?!?


8 thoughts on “It’s Monday, February 23rd. What Are You Reading?

    • Right?! I started my review post right after and keep editing and adding to it, not sure really what to say about it. There must we a way we can all chat about it without spoiling it for those who haven’t read it yet. A side, private chat?! Maybe we need A Little Life therapy forum? 😉

    • Seriously, what the heck!? I’ve returned a few that I couldn’t get into and tried a couple of graphic novels. Now I’m attempting short stories but haven’t found that “can’t put it down” book yet. Is there any way those of us who have read it can have a discussion about it without spoiling it for others? Like a private blogger chat? No one in my circle has read it so it’s only my one-sided thoughts carrying conversations. 😉

    • Thanks Elizabeth! It’s been slow going and I haven’t found an all encompassing book yet. I’ve returned a few and tried a few graphic novels but nothing has had me completely captivated. I’m catching up on podcasts, though! 🙂

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