This month so far, I have read twice as many pages as I read in all of May. I feel this frenzy to keep reading. On the other hand, my goals at keeping up-to-date on reviews is not an obsession. I get more and more behind on reviewing with each book I finish, and I’m not feeling an urge to write about these books. I need a bit more balance.
Books I’ve finished and need to share thoughts on.
- Nom de Plume by Caramela Ciuraru. An advanced copy from BEA. I enjoyed it.
- The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar. I cried so hard through the end of this one. I have a book club meeting discussing it on Wednesday.
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I didn’t love it, so I am not sure how to write about it for this blog. I so hate getting hate comments!
Posts in progress:
- (Kids Corner) To the Moon and Back: Picture Books about the Moon
- Steinbeck: Intro to the Classics Circuit Tour (for Classics Circuit site)
- What I want to read: thoughts on all the Steinbeck books I now want to read for that tour!
- Reading Reflection: thoughts on some bookish quotes I read.
Books I’m currently reading or want to read in the next few weeks:
- Your Child’s Writing Life by Pam Allyn. So inspiring to me to be a better mom (which is a bit hard to do when I’m reading so much…)
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. For next month’s Classics Reading Group meeting.
- Going Bovine by Libba Bray. For fun. I need something really funny to read.
- Half Broke Horses (halfway done) and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. The later is my book club read for next month, and I’ve never read the other, which I have wanted to read for a long time.
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. For the upcoming Classics Circuit.
I feel like lately I’ve been reading fewer classics on my currently reading lists. The same thing happened last year, mostly (although last summer I also tried to read Victorian.) I just get in a “modern fiction” mood when the sun came out and the weather got warm. I also have recently begun accepting review copies, and this is gearing me more toward newer works. I really do want to keep focusing on classics: this summer may just be an anomaly.
So, anyway, if I’m busy reading all these books, when will I get a chance to post on the one’s I have finished? How do you pace yourself? How do you get “in the mood” to blog about your recent reads?