Thursday, March 7, 2013

I Don't Get It

Tomorrow is my book club's monthly meeting, so I riffled through my book bag earlier this morning to give myself a little "refresher" on what I've read in the past two months (I missed last month's meeting).  And I've realized that I've been in a bit of a reading rut.  Seriously.  If you've been reading my reviews lately you might have noticed, but since they were kind of spread out I hadn't.  Despite a few goodies here and there I've been reading either super serious, depressing or boring stuff. 

I'll give you two examples that I need to give reviews for on here, but I've been putting it off because...well...I just don't get it.  I've read both of the following books and both have fantastic reviews from other readers.  And honestly, both of them get a 3 star rating from me (out of 5).  They were OK.  OK, they were "good," but not in a good way that makes me happy as I close the back cover for the last time.

Two words to describe The Orphan Master's Son - slow and depressing.

One word to describe Life of Pi - Really?

When I have finished reading a book I like to continue thinking about the people (or animals) within the setting/world of said book.  I like to contemplate what's happened, how everything has wrapped itself up.  I also like to think back to the beginning of the book sometimes and realize certain key indicators that pointed to the conclusion.  I really love it when an author puts a proverbial big, fat bow on top...and maybe a cherry too.  The two above books didn't do that for me...

In fact, these two pins pretty well sum up how I should feel when I snap a book closed in conclusion.  Well, at least I think so.

Ugh...I just hope I can push myself out of this rut. I do believe I'll be a bit more selective with my reading choices in the near future.

1 comment:

  1. Dude! Snap out of it! The books you read are usually not go to books. I can survive if you are in a rut ;-)



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