Wednesday, August 24, 2005

What I'm Reading

Or maybe I should call this post: What I'm Attempting to Read, but Can't Get Past the First Two Chapters.

I picked up Sandra Brown's new book "Chill Factor". Keeping in mind that I've yet to find one of her newer books that I don't like, I was thrilled to get it yesterday and started reading as soon as I had two seconds - which turned out to be when I was sautéing my stir fry - wooden spoon in right hand, book in left hand. Don't try this at home.

By the end of the second chapter, I already started skimming. Now, to be fair, I've had problems reading nearly every book I've picked up lately and I'm not certain if I'm just getting icky books, or if it says something about my attention span. I wrote a little bit about this in my previous blog.

I need a fix -- a fun book (granted, I didn't go into that book thinking it was fun, I love romantic suspense, too!) with strong characters that isn't all about sex (please note: I like sex, both real and imagined, as much as the next person -- but some of the newer books I've read can't get their brains out of their crotches), and has solid writing and a fresh plot.

Is that asking so much??

I find myself falling back on old faves, most recently a book I'll never get tired of: "Getting Rid of Bradley" by Jennifer Crusie. I still chuckle when I read it ("dead dog"... *snort*).

So - anyone, anyone? I'd love, Love, LOVE any book recommendations.


1 comment:

Charity said...

I know what you mean. I was on a roll, reading a bunch of great historical fiction, then I stalled out. I want to read The Magician’s Assistant but I’ve been too tired and brain-dead. Went for something lighter, but I’m sixteen pages in and I hate the main character. I hate that the author uses television conventions to relay scenes. I hate the oblique reference to Gone with the Wind (don’t suppose that helps my attitude toward the synopsis class, either, LOL). Anyway, I should have known better because I don’t like southern belle type characters.

Maybe instead of feeling guilty for not reading, I’ll use the time to write. And I have the chance coming up. I’m two install guides away from a mini-vacation.