I think I am at a good stopping point to do do a little blog update. 🙂
My morning started off kinda slow. I went to a local coffee shop with a friend and ended up chatting quite a bit (which I really enjoyed and not regret at all) and thus didn’t get as much reading done as I had planned on. I first tried to continue reading Kafka on the Shore (started it a few days ago) but that book requires a sort of slow and savory reading not very conducive to pushing my page count up. It just didn’t feel right. So, I switched to a Charlaine Harris graphic novel Grave Surprise, which I just so happened to stumble across at the campus library. It was decent enough to keep me engaged. The story was suspenseful and I was itching to find out who was the murderer but generally speaking, this graphic novel wasn’t my cup of tea (and maybe I am missing something because as it turns out this is the second book in a series and I obviously didn’t read the first). I didn’t think the illustrations were that great and the dialogues were too descriptive and boring. I am of the opinion that the illustrations provide the context in a graphic novel and words are really there to push the dialogue. Harris’ book failed to do that. Her actual words were essentially giving as much context as the illustrations did, something I found completely unnecessary.
After that, I read The Impossible Fortress – a coming of age story in the late 80s during the first big rise of computer programming, video games, and the internet. I really loved this novel and flew through it. Part of the ending was a tad unbelievable but that really would be my only complaint. I think this book was a great choice for the readathon – thanks, Book of the Month Club!
I also managed to stop by one of my favorite local bookstores to support Indie Bookstore Day, and of course, I purchased a book. I am really looking forward to reading this sequel to Alice, which totally fed into my Alice in Wonderland obsession. Which brings me to my current dilemma – what book should I read next?! My choices are Behemoth (I devoured the first book in this series, and I expect this to be an easy read), A Gathering of Shadows (I also enjoyed the first book a lot, but I had tried to read this one on Kindle about a month ago, and couldn’t get into it, which I think is because I wasn’t really into reading anything on Kindle at that point, but who knows?!), and Red Queen (the aforementioned sequel to Alice, which I expect to be dark and probably a bit more difficult to read). The only thing I am certain about is that chocolate is my next snack!
Decisions! Decisions! Ugh.
Are you participating in the readathon? How is it going for you?