Mar 29, 2009

The Sunday Salon

Well, another ten days have slipped by from the last time that I blogged.  The good news is The Sunday Salon.comthat I finally got out of my reading slump by forcing myself to listen to audiobooks.  I appreciate having that option and they have been particularly engaging for me.

As I talked about previously, I have been reading Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy in the car and I have made even more progress with that.  The other night I got some chick soft tacos and drove up a hill.  I sat there and listened to my book, had my dinner, and watched the sunset.  It ended up being very refreshing.

I have been wanting to read Heir Apparent for a while now.  I knew it was about a girl who gets stuck inside a virtual reality game.  Basically it sounded just like the type of science fiction I enjoy best.  But I didn’t really like it.  The story was compelling and I did want to know what was going to happen in the end.  But I also felt like the story suffered from huge plot holes and elements that were just uninteresting to me.  It is unfortunate when a book you are desperate to read is a disappointment. Yet, there is still a nice feeling in finishing it.

I haven’t been reading it recently, but a lot of people have recommended to Earthsea books to me time and time again. I have tried reading the first book in both paper and audio and I am determined to finish it eventually.  I can see why people like it, but it isn’t my thing.  Of course that can change over the course of the book.  At first I didn’t really like Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy but then in the end it pulled through.  I think I may have asked this before, but it doesn’t hurt to revisit the topic.  What books did you dislike that everyone else seems to enjoy or often gets recommended to you?

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