Friday, May 8, 2009

Raven's Status Update

Raven here. It's been way too long since I wrote a review, so I figured a status update was probably in order to let you know that I have not, in fact, dropped off the face of the earth (at least not completely).

I'm in the middle of reading The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry (Debut Showcase), and it's turning out to be a book I can put down. Not to say I'm not enjoying it, because I am... when I pick it up. I think I'm feeling disconnected from the characters, and maybe the plot stakes aren't high enough. For whatever reason, it's been a slow read.

Just this week Tia forwarded two more books on to me: Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict (Debut Showcase) and Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre, a debut graduate. I'll probably pick up one of them this weekend for a little escapist reading, so expect a review shortly.

That's Raven's news from the book front!

1 comment:

Tia Nevitt said...

Thanks Raven! I know what you mean about those slow reads. Sometimes, I'll be working on a "slow read" while reading through one or two other books in the meantime. Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl has been on my nightstand for months. It's good, but it's slow.

It took me a whole summer to get through Lord or the Rings and another whole summer to get through Crime and Punishment. I used to choose "difficult" books for summer reading. One time I chose The Grapes of Wrath and couldn't put it down.

In any case, a slow read doesn't necessarily mean a bad one. Thanks for sticking it out!