Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Lit: Uniquely Portable Magic

Question for you - if you're a person who is able to set aside a book that's not working for you, how many pages do you give it before you make that call? Does that number vary based on the length of the book? I'm trying to give myself permission to give up on books but I'm never quite sure at what point I can feel like I've given the book a fair chance.

Mystery March is looking more and more like a complete bust. I need to  read half of The Goldfinch for book club this month; I want to finish Outlander, I've got another TLC Book Tour coming up this month and I'm hoping to finish my nightstand book for Classics Club. I just don't see a whole lot of room for mysteries in there, do you? Now I'm thinking Mystery May.

Solomon Northrup's 12 Years A Slave was adapted into the movie by the same name and John Ridley won an Academy Award Sunday night for his screen adaptation of it. Have you read this book? I'm not sure I could watch the movie - a couple of the ladies at the party I was at the other night said they were sobbing through the last 15 minutes of the movie. I don't need to make a public spectacle of myself but I'm okay with a reading a book that has that same effect on me. Every year after I watch the Academy Awards, I'm just certain that I'll pick up several of the books that were turned into movies in the last year. I even pick up some of the books but I haven't actually read many of the recently nominated books. Hmm, maybe a challenge for next year?

These books arrived at my house this week:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Now if I were reading three books a week, this would not be a problem. But I'm not. So it is. Also, it's hard to read the books that I already own when there are new books to be read. Did you pick up any new books this week?

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