Ah, I think what I needed to snap me out of the slow reading lag was to grab something totally different and I did that last night. I ended up dipping into Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan. I could have easily finished it in one sitting but I don’t want to just read the story and miss out on the wonderful illustrations. So I only read about half way and tonight I look forward to reading the rest.
I also read my first short story of the year, Wildwood by Junot Diaz from the PEN/O.Henry Short Stories. I believe this story is part of his novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. I must read the book now. I really like this story of a young Dominican-American girl who struggles with being a dutiful daughter.
We just got back from a visit at the bookstore where I got to read a couple of my favorite magazines and added some new books to my radar. I’ll tell you about those soon. We are both pretty tired this week and I think that’s what’s also added to my reading being somewhat off. You see, I started a part-time job this week. It’s been good and I enjoy what I’m doing but oh man, I realize now how hard it is to go back to a “daily grind.” I’m struggling to find a good rhythm for reading, blogging, bookbinding and doing all the other million and one things I love to do. I know I’ll get there but in the meantime I have to remind myself to not force things and all will fall into place.
This weekend I’m spending time with my mom so I probably won’t get a chance to participate in Sunday Salon but I promise to get back to you soon with some book reviews and of course an update on how the reading is going. Have a wonderful weekend all and more book talk soon!