Saturday, June 21, 2008

That Was Easy (June 12 Library Visit Review)

On June 12 I checked out two books that had come in off hold. Both were short loans (2 weeks instead of 4). It wasn't hard to finish them by the time they were due (6/26) because I didn't get into either of them.

The first one is The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. It wasn't bad but it just wasn't grabbing me. It was moving too slow or something. I gave it a good 100 pages but then decided I just wasn't that interested. Again here's a book I expected to like, I wanted to like, but I didn't.

The next one was The Appeal by John Grisham. I used to love his books. Maybe I've read too many, maybe he wrote too many. :-) It just didn't feel that original and didn't grab me.

So I moved on to Still Alice by Lisa Genova (recommended by Lynne) which is a fictional account of a 50 year old woman with Alzheimers. I'm really enjoying this one. It's really giving me a good insight into what it would be like to be diagnosed with this disease, especially at such a relatively young age.

I'm going to the library later this morning, can't wait! :-)

1 comment:

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Great reviews! I SO wish I had your discipline to abandon books that don't grab me. I have this "completion complex" that mostly forces me to keep plodding through. I'm working on it, but there's something in my wiring that keeps me from hanging up on them early.

We normally "collect" all Grisham books in hardback, but this is not one I've bought yet. Hate that you didn't love it, makes me ponder whether or not to add it to our overflowing bookshelves.

Happy Reading!

P.S. Hope you had another great library trip!