Morning Meanderings…Babblings Of A Bookie

Good morning!  😀

COFFEE CUP and I are here again at the kitchen table.  (Oh and also Potato Marley) as now that I have named him… I need to do something besides toss him in the garbage.  

Today looks like it is going to be gorgeous – the only day this week that does not call for rain, and of course I am booked solid with work and self-inflicted workouts that I really do not wish to miss… 

I have much to share – but came home last night after a wonderful book club night and talked to my friend on the phone for about an hour and by then it was 10:30 at night and I was SHOT.  I had worked yesterday, mowed half the lawn – made one of the main dishes for Bookies, went to Bookies, home…. crash.

Yup…. that looks right.

Our Book Club discussion around ROOM was fantastic… while not everyone loved the book, it made for good discussion… maybe one of the better ones we have had in a while.  I will be writing up a post centered around this discussion and of course the food we ate – as Bookies – the food aspect just adds to the flavor of the read.  😀

In another completely random thought…. I abandoned two audio this week and started with new ones.  Tami Hoag’s The Trouble with J J didn’t last long at all.  First of all, when I chose it I did not realize this was an older writing of hers, I thought it was a something new she was trying and different from her usual suspense genre.  In short time I discovered it was going to be a giddy romance and not a genre I enjoy at all. 

The second one I bid farewell to in short time was Before I Die by Jenny Downham.  I did not make it through disc one.  The story is about a 16-year-old girl who is dying of cancer and her list of things she wishes to do before she dies.  It did not take long to find out the first on her list was sex – and her friend takes her our clubbing (her dad says no – she goes anyway) and picking up guys…. and well…. good-bye to Before I Die.

Instead  I am now listening in my car to A Change In Altitude by Anita Shreve and while this first part is a bit confusing – I think I am going to really like it.  I also picked up Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky and I am listening to that in my kitchen.  That one has already generated some opinions that will more than likely show up in my review.  Awesome 😀

Ok – I am out…. but enjoy your day… I would love to hear if you have had any book abandonment as of late.

18 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings…Babblings Of A Bookie

  1. i remember reading not my daughter and being a little disappointed in some of the characters..usually i really like barbara delinsky..i had before i die on my notebook of books to read..i’ll scribble that one out…i have teen daughters and don’t want to read THAT!
    we have room on our book club list later this year..i loved loved loved it so we will see!
    hope you get to at least ride in the car with the windows down!

  2. I will usually slog through even the most awful book. I hate to be guilty of DNF (did not finish). But I recently gave up on A Canticle for Leibowitz. I was so disappointed, because it’s a sci-fi classic and it’s been on my reading radar for ages….but I disliked the book with utter loathing.

    I would think Anita Shreve would a difficult author to listen to. So much of what is good about her is her use of words…she’s a word magician. However, I hope you enjoy it!

    1. I just cant force myself through a book…. too many books I want to read to waste time on the hard and non interesting ones. 🙂

      You scared me though with your comment about Canticle For Leibowitz…. I have that on my counter and our Faith n Fiction group starts discussing it on Saturday…. havent started it yet, was planning to do so this evening. 😯

      I have listened to Anita Shreve before on audio and liked it…. hopfully this one will be good as well 😀

  3. A Change in Altitude was not my favorite Shreve book, and I can’t imagine listening to it, either. The confusion is lessened by the visual experience, IMO.

    I enjoyed Not My Daughter.

    1. I am waiting for it to pick up Laurel…. currenlty Margaret (I think that is her name) is buying hiking boots for the climb…. I know from the synopsis what happens… I am also hoping that is where the book takes off as now it is just a lot of building of information. 🙂

  4. I did abandon a book recently, but I’m not ready to talk about it — I feel guilty for abandoning it, so I’m still waffling about if I’ve actually abandoned it or if I’ll try to finish it. :-/

  5. I’ve never read a Barbara Delinsky book before but I’d like to try one sometime. I had zero desire to read Before I Die. Books like that just aren’t my thing. When I was a teen I used to read Lurlene McDaniel. I just don’t like hopelessly depressing reads anymore and I have a feeling I wouldn’t like the MC based on what you wrote.

    I have had to give up on some books lately, most notably A Discovery of Witches. It is a really thick book and while it started out well it quickly became boring. I am also kind of tired of vampire/human (well in this case she is also a witch but still mortal) romances. I find it just a bit gross. The undead don’t appeal to me romantically I guess 🙂

    On an unrelated note, will you try to plant Potato Marley? Or is it too late? Hope you had a great day!

    1. I have read Delinsky before… a long time ago but I remember whatever it was I liked it… I like books with a story behind them – even a hard one, but not about teenage sex, so off it went – home ot the library 🙂

      I am hoping to read Discovery Of Witches soon…. bummer it got boring!

      Can I just say I LOVE that you called him Potato Marley? He’s like a guest potato on the blog now… I almost hate to give him up…. but yeah…. I may try to plant him…. just to see what happens 😛

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