Thursday, June 28, 2007

Out of the Doldrums!

I want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and advice. :) Indeed, I think it took a combination of things to snap me out of my reading slump! First, I sat down with The Economist and truly read it. Usually, I keep on top of the news (at college, I studied international relations), but lately I had let all the books I was reading take precedence. Then, I took a very brief walk through the neighbourhood (usually, I try to take at least a half hour walk, but the last few days there'd been thunderstorms) to the mailbox, where more bookmooches awaited me. I swear, I'm feeling positively gluttonous lately about my book acquiring! After happily admiring the new pile (pics to come tomorrow), I decided to crack open French Lessons: a Memoir by Alice Kaplan. It's a book I've been wanting to read for awhile now, and I certainly wasn't disappointed. I'm about half way through it-I'm spreading it out in order to savour it. Then, rejuvenated, I picked up Some Danger Involved and finished that today!

So, I'm definitely feeling cheerier about reading. :) Don't forget to check out my review of Death at Bishop's Keep below this; it was a Summer Mystery Challenge read. And stay tuned for an imminent review of The Secret Life of Bees. I loved the book, and I can't wait to review it and try to figure out why I loved it! Until then, I'll be diving back into Dangerous Liaisons...I feel I'm horribly behind on my classics list!

2 comments:

MyUtopia said...

I know what you mean about putting professional reading on hold. I am just now trying to catch up on the journals that are piling up on my desk unread.

iliana said...

Can't wait to see the pile of bookmooches :)
I'm waiting for four books. Glad to hear you are out of the reading doldrums!