We were supposed to have a rainy day. So far, all it’s done is spit a little bit. However, I haven’t let that stop me from holing up inside with some books! We’re currently waiting for the pizza to be delivered, so it will truly be a lazy day.
This morning I read All the Living, which was a beautifully told story that never really engaged me. I mean, I read it, and I appreciated it, but I never felt much for the characters. I also couldn’t figure out when it was set. For some reason, this really bothers me in a book…I have a need to know the time period! It felt like the early 1900s, but it was probably more like the 1970s or 1980s. It could’ve even been the present, who knows.
After I finished that one, I moved on to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I’m 97 pages into it, and despite the science, it’s fascinating. And heartbreaking. If you haven’t heard of this one yet, head on over to Linus’s Blanket and read what Nicole had to say by way of introduction. I’m guessing by the time I’m done this will be one of those books about which I say “you gotta read this!”
Things have been a bit quiet on the ol’ blog this week. I posted one review (for a book I didn’t even like all that much), and nothing else. I have a bunch of book thoughts I do need to write, though, so I figure it’s some sort of cosmic payback for last week’s comment about being relatively caught up. I just haven’t felt very wordy this week. Hopefully, I’ll snap out of it before the backlog becomes overwhelming. And I know, nowhere does it say I have to blog about every book. But um, yeah, I do. At this point, it would feel really, really wrong if I skipped over a few.
I think I hear the pizza dude! Later, gators.