Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Friday Night Knitting Club


it took me a week to finsh this book. Normally I can finish a book in a couple of days but this book dragged on and on. I should have just quit the book but I am one of those people who must stick to the bitter end.

My first problem is that there seems to be no plot in the first half of the book. I understand that the author was giving background information but I feel it could have been done within the confines of a plot that actually moves forward. The first half of this book was filled with non events and the reader couldn’t tell where the story was going.

I knew that that Jacobs was attempting to weave multiple issues into the story. However what she did write felt more like it was contrived of stereotypical ways than things that you can really believe. In my humble opinion believable characters can make or break a story.

This book really for me at least raised the question of how much background information one really needs. Or if there is a better way of implementing the background information or if this was really not my type of book. If it the latter that makes me sad because I heard good things about this book and really wanted to enjoy it, but I did not.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Salon


I have been busy packing and moving. It has sadly cut into my reading time. I have one more big pile of stuff to go through then I will be all done and can devote myself to reading.

I have a library book that has to go back monday so I am going to spend the day reading that/ It is Mary Roach “Packing for Mars” I love her books and I am already enjoying this one.

This pictures shows the ARC books I have gotten in the mail over the past couple of weeks.002

AfterI read all my libabry books that have to go back in Feb, I am agoing to devote myself to reading these.

The coffee has finished brewing so am off to read. What are you reading today?

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