Q: What book(s) are you reading right now? What do you think of it?
I’m one of those people who always has multiple books going at once…mostly because I have a really short attention span – so I only read between 10-15% each night (either on my kindle, or doing math in my head to figure out the nearest chapter). Of those multiple books, I normally have a variety of genres, including at least one non-fiction.
So breaking it down…
Everything I Needed to Know about Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume – this is a series of essays written by current YA authors about how reading Judy Blume affecting them growing up. For me, and I’ve only read 3 of the essay’s so far, it was like a trip down memory lane – I loved JB’s books growing up and for the heck of it, did a re-read of a couple last year and while a bit dated, they still held some of the magic of before.
Weeding the Flowerbeds – Sarah Mkhonza – after I get done with this book and write my review of it, I’ll only be the second person on Goodreads to have done so – which shows you how unknown this one is. I picked it up for my Around the World challenge because it is set in Swaziland (Africa) and sounded interesting. I’m only about half-way through it, and its ok, but the writing is really dense and it needs a good editor – but for the experience within (a female at a boarding school) it is an interesting read.
The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates That Define and Inspire Our Country with the election in T-61 days (I think – although I’m desperately wishing for a time machine to jump me ahead until after it is all said and done)…this book highlights many of the common arguments that show up in politics. I’ve only read 2 chapters so far, and its a little bit dated (Obama was just a new senator) but it is still interesting and fairly well written…I can’t say that it is the most enthralling read – but I’m curious as to where the author is going to go with the arguments.
Every Day, Every Hour – Natasa Dragnic – this is another book that I picked up for my Around the World challenge – set in both Croatia and France (I’m counting it for Croatia). It is a non-traditional romance with soul mates…I’m enjoying the way that the writing flows and it has sucked me in…I actually had to stop myself from reading the other night, or I would have been up all night and that would have been bad juju for work the next day…
Kindred Hearts – Rowan Speedwell – I’m really liking this m/m romance with a historical perspective, and if it hadn’t show up in a category for our weekly bingo challenge I might never have read it…I love the writing style and pretty sure it may end up a tear-jerker by the end (her other books have had me crying previously…)
Burning Alive – Sharon K. Butcher – I’d been hearing about this series for a while so I figured I would finally pick it up. I like the writing style, but (and I did check this out) – it feels like I’m missing a prequel or something…not much of the world has been developed and I’m a bit confused…I hope it all starts to clear up soon (since I only have about 30% to go).
So that’s it…what i’m currently reading and my thoughts…what about everyone else?