Good morning. Day two of my “bonus” days off and I am enjoying the down time. Yesterday I read, I napped in the sun, I wrote a bit, I blogged a bit, I visited with a couple of friends, I left the house only briefly, otherwise I layed low, listened to audio and not much else 😀
Today I need to ship some books but other than that I plan to repeat yesterday because once you master something so well… I think it is best to repeat 😀
So what am I reading? Well… that remains to be seen. I started The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjallian…
… but seemed to struggle getting into… I am thinking just a bit heavy for my deck hanging out plan, so I switched to The Reunion by Lauraine Snelling…
…. and the book is perfectly fine and I may continue it today but what is calling me thanks to my friend Angie, is Gone Girl…
Which I quote Angie: ” Has anyone read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn? I definitely need to talk to someone about this one!” SO, my copy arrived yesterday and I may just drop everything and do that one instead. 😀
Do you find that this time of year your book attention span is ummm…. smaller? I know mine is… I need books that grab me right away and hang on tight. My attention span grows again as we get into fall and winter.
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I loved Gone Girl!!!
I cant wait to start!
Thank you for writing this blog today. I needed to hear it wasn’t just me! I am a new blogger and I wasn’t sure what I should do when I found a book difficult to get into or just didn’t want to read it.
Welcome Margie, sometimes books are just not a great fit for certain times, certain moods… and another time, you could pick it up and love it. 😀 Happens to me all the time.
I have had Gone Girl on my list for awhile…need to get it soon!
Yesterday I read One Breath Away and wasn’t tempted to read anything else. It left me….breathless.
I have One Breath Away as well.. can not wait to get to that one either 😉
I have Gone Girl on reserve from the library and have heard nothing but good things about it. I am just starting One Breath Away and can tell it is going to be a winner. At one time if I started a book, no matter how bad I found it, I always finished it. Not anymore, if it doesn’t grab me by 50 or 75 pages, I’m on to the next one. Too many good books to waste your time on a bad one. However all this being said, I just got a new puppy and my reading time has been reduced and at bed time I’m nodding off into my book. lol
I cant wait to get to it! Life is to short (and there are way to many books) to read books that dont grab you. I read mostly for pleasure… not for study. 😀
enjoy your bonus day! My reading attention span in general suffers during the summer. I just don’ thave as much time for it.
Me either Ryan, as much as I wish I did… oh well…. my distractions are good ones and I hope yours are as well. 🙂
It’s not my attention span it’s the lack of time. I’m dying for my copy of Gone Girl to get here! Enjoy your day!
Thanks Kathy – enjoy yours as well. Gone Girl is definitely on my happily sparse agenda today 🙂
I have heard nothing but good things about Gone Girl and am very tempted to get a copy and try and squeeze it in to the pile of books I’m reading this summer.
It’s annoying when there’s a book I want to read and it’s difficult to get into it. I’m listening to The Orphanmaster now and had to go back and re-listen to the first half-hour or so to get all the names, places and some of the plot right in my head. I’m struggling but determined!
Thats what happened to me Leslie. My friend gushed and I ordered it. GAH! LOL 😀
I could do with more novellas to read. But they are not easily found. Have you any novella recommendations?
Hmmm….I will have to think on that one….
I’ve heard great things about Gone Girl. If you want some suggestions of quick fun reads I’d recommend Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder and On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves (good guilty pleasure reading there).
Thanks Alyce, I think that is exactly what I need right now 😉
It does seem a bit difficult to focus my reading when the weather is so nice outside and I feel like I should be out there enjoying it. I did lay by the pool this weekend and read a bit so felt less guilty about neglecting my reading. I’ve heard Gone Girl is a must read so I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.
Thats what is happening here… I can not be inside on beautiful days knowing that winter keeps me holed up for months. I am trying, like today, to read on the deck. 😀 Combo!
Yay! Glad you picked up Gone Girl! I am next on the list for One Breath Away at the library. I was worried a little about reading On the Island, but I was presently surprised, so Alyce is right about that one.
If you dont get that one soon Angie (One Breath Away) I do have it. 😀
I’ve heard great things about Gone Girl. I just started it this morning. Seems to have good writing style so far.
I am smoking through it Sarah, started yesterday afternoon and on page 195. I cant wait to get back to it!
This is the summer of my reading rut for some reason. I can’t seem to finish anything. I’m probably doing too much heavy reading. The books you’re reading are all good ones. I really want to read Gone Girl and the Bohjalian title.
Enjoy your days off Sheila!
I can finish if I can only get started 😀 But yes, I can do heavy reads right now….Gone Girl turns out to be perfect!