I Am Still Here!

Hi EDIWTB readers! I have not dropped off the face of the earth. I am here, and still reading, but have just been swamped with work lately and haven’t gotten through anything. Do you ever go through phases where nothing sticks and you can’t get lost in a book? That’s what happened to me.

I gave up on the most recent Mother-Daughter book club read, which was Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. Just couldn’t get into it.

I also gave up on Emma Donoghue’s Frog Music, which I had started on audio. Couldn’t get into that one either.

So that set me back a bit. I am now listening to Sarah Pekkanen’s Skipping a Beat on audio, which I’m enjoying (especially the DC setting) and reading Ann Hood’s The Obituary Writer, which I am liking quite a bit.

Next week, I head to Book Mecca in NY, also known as Book Expo America (BEA), where I will convene with my fellow book bloggers and get to see my favorite audiobook narrators and hopefully pick up a bunch of books. I vow that this year I will be ultra picky – I still have stacks of books from last year’s BEA that I haven’t cracked.

So that’s the update from here. I will hopefully have reviews to post soon. I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend – what are YOU reading?

8 Comments

  • May 23, 2014 - 8:43 pm | Permalink

    I hope I get to see you next week!

    • gayle
      May 24, 2014 - 9:20 pm | Permalink

      Looking forward to it!

  • May 24, 2014 - 8:07 am | Permalink

    I FINALLY started PACK UP THE MOON – thankfully I have been very busy with work but between that and book club reads, I haven’t been able to get to it. Really loving it so far. I like books that switch character POVs, even when it stays in 3rd person.

    And I am really looking forward to seeing you!

    • gayle
      May 24, 2014 - 9:20 pm | Permalink

      See you Thursday!

      • May 26, 2014 - 11:10 am | Permalink

        Looking forward to it!
        Finished PACK UP THE MOON this morning. Loved it – both her writing style and how deftly she handled the different character POVs. And if you read the book, I highly recommend the author interview at the end. Enlightening!

  • May 24, 2014 - 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Just finished “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” about to start “The Interestings,” and listening on audiobook to B.J. Novak’s collection of stories “One More Thing.” (Think I’m good with taking your advice, Gayle?) 🙂

  • Dianne B
    May 25, 2014 - 12:03 am | Permalink

    Just starting “The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer – June bookclub choice

  • Virginia Onufer
    May 25, 2014 - 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Read “We Were Liars.” It’ll take you a day. Don’t read *about* it, just read it.

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