Thursday, September 1

Reading Blahs

With Katrina dominating our news for the last few days, I find myself doing very little reading, and to be honest nothing seems very appealing.

Over the weekend I reread Liz Carlyle's The Devil You Know, Monday I started and skimmed Lyon's Gate by Catherine Coulter and started reading Theresa Weir's Bad Karma Tuesday.

Liz Carlyle is a favorite and I always enjoy rereading her books, but Bad Karma just seems too sad to read right now, and I've probably reached the point where I'm done reading Catherine Coulter completely. Her newer historicals seem disjointed and the dialogue is either too witty or somehow disconnected.

Nothing is holding my attention, I think I need something funny, and uplifting and I'm not finding anything interesting on my TBR.


Sam said...

I get reading slumps a lot. I read a lot too, but I recently went through my bookcase and put more than Thirty books in a crate to give to the local library - books I haven't even wanted to Finish. Yikes. Made me realize I'm going through a smump when I saw how many I started and haven't finished.
Last book I absolutely devoured was 'Pompeii' by Robert Harris. I could not put that one down.

Karen Scott said...

If you want a light entertaining read, I can recommend Vicki Lewis Thompson's Nerd series. I just finished Gone With The Nerd, and honestly, I didn't feel the need to put it down at all. It was fun.

Anne E. said...

I too wanted light reading, probably because of the situation with Hurricane Katrina. I'm reading "Goddess of the Sea," by P.C. Cast, and am not overwhelmed! It isn't the plot (time travel AND body changing) but rather her writing style -- I find it frankly flat. However, I did buy the first three books and will finish them all eventually. I really enjoyed "Beyond Sunrise," by Candice Proctor, and if you haven't read it, check out UBS or amazon for a copy -- exciting plot, great h/h, and excellent writing.

CindyS said...

I decided to something completely different and read plain fiction. Or maybe it is horror? Not sure yet.

It is Kim Harrison's Dead Witch Walking and so far I am into it. We'll see how it goes once all the intro and backstory are out of the way.

I haven't read any of the books you have read. How was Liz Carlyle's book - I have yet to read one of hers.


Tara Marie said...

Cindy, Liz Carlyle is one of my favorite authors and I always enjoy her books.