So I missed posting this whole weekend, but I used up the time reading. I also didn't get to visit anyone over the weekend for the readathon, and part of me is now terrified to open my reader. I think it's time to use Google Reader's useful Mark All As Read button.
Books completed in the last week
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata: I never heard of this book until a few weeks ago, but can't even stop gushing about how awesome this book is! The child protagonist, Katie, is simply wonderful.
A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei: Yet another awesome book with excellent women characters! I can't wait to review this one.
News from over my blog
This week, I was on some sampling spree. I was at some bookstore almost every day of the week, and each day, would pick a new title to test. I picked up The Blue Notebook by James Levine to read, but couldn't make much progress with it. It was a good read, but the metaphorical writing was just not making an impact. I know Helen's going to be disappointed about that, so I'll be giving it a try once more. I also picked The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer to read, and so far I don't know what to think of it. It is certainly well-written but I'm on the fence about the unfettered writing about sex. These are the books I'm reading this week.
The Coffins of Little Hope by Timothy Schaffert: Thank goodness for egalleys and smart phones. I don't even miss a book now when I'm on the road or at work. However, this book isn't holding my interest too well. It's a nice work of writing and supposedly suspenseful, but I'm not feeling kicked enough to want to know more. I hope that changes soon.
Far to go by Alison Pick: I've had an eye on this book for quite a while. So when I saw this book on the TLC tour list, I just had to go in for it!
The Jack Bank by Glen Retief: I actually started reading this last week and love it so far. Glen's writing is really vivid and awesomely descriptive, but I found that I can only read it one chapter at a time. That helps also because I keep wanting to put it down and think a bit.