Checked Out: Week 14

Library_cardSo, I’ve fallen woefully behind in reading Invisible Man for the book discussion on this coming Tuesday. You know how it is, when you have several things you’re reading at the same time, and you don’t like deadlines, and you know it’s coming, but you put it off until there is no longer time to put it off. It hasn’t helped that I’ve still been reading two amazing books that have taken up a lot of my reading time of late. But that’s it. I’m buckling down and tackling this book in the next three days. Keep me to it.

With that being said, I’m back to re-reading The Almost Moon, by Alice Sebold. It’s a good bedtime book, even though it deals with alienation and murder, whichever way you want to try and slice it. The book discussion for Little Bee is a week from this coming Sunday, so I’ll have to go back and re-read parts of that as well before the day comes. I guess books are for me like my favorite TV shows. I read them over and over again, even while I introduce new ones to my brain.

I checked Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children back in. I just haven’t been up to getting into it, and with all these other books taking up my time I’ll have to put it off for a while, at which time I’ll just check it out of the library again. Speaking of the library, here’s what I currently have Checked Out…

  1. The Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss
  2. The Impossible Knife of Memory, by Laurie Halse Anderson
  3. The Almost Moon, by Alice Sebold
  4. U2 By U2, by U2 with Neil McCormick
  5. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison

That’s it. It’s been a while since I’ve had so few books checked out. However, it’s also been a very long time since I’ve been reading (in various stages) every single book I have checked out. I’m still fascinated by the U2 book since it’s in their own words. At the moment I’m going through the time period directly after the Zoo TV tour ended (in late 1993/early 1994), and it’s interesting because I think about what I was doing back then. In fact, that’s the time period when I bought my first U2 CD, so it’s serious nostalgia.

I’m just about at the end of The Invisible Knife of Memory, and it has picked up steam along the way. I think it took me ages to start it because it was on my Nook. It’s the same with J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy. Because it’s always there it’s easy to overlook it. I have yet to finish that one either. But with 20 pages left in Memory, I’ll definitely finish it up by tonight and post a review to my other website by tomorrow.

It’s funny too that with all the talk about the latest episode of Game of Thrones it’s making me want to go back and read through that series again for myself. I can say it’s preparing me for the next book in the series, whenever that finally makes an appearance. The next book to add to my list is Cemetery Tours, by Jacqueline Smith. We’ll see how long it takes to get to it, though. Ah, the life of a perpetual reader!

Sam

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