Monday, November 2, 2009

Reader's Dilemma

Hello All!

This reader's dilemma is what to read next. I have been going through a stressful and busy time the last two months, and have done quite a bit of rereading. But I just unpacked my books purchased and/or signed at Bouchercon, and made a pile of the books I want to read next, or soon, or...well, you get the picture. Those are the mysteries.

Then there are the young adult or teen novels that sound great, or are well-reviewed; these are part of my job to read. I don't mean that in a "homework" kind of way, but in a great way--more good books to read! And again, what to read next? In this case, the choice was made for me; I have How to Build a House by Dana Reinhardt checked out, and it has holds on it, so that's the next one there.

Nonfiction--I started Grand Canyon Women: Lives Shaped by Landscape by Betty Leavengood, but haven't gotten far yet. I also have Paula Deen's It Ain't All About the Cookin' and Charles and Emma: the Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman checked out--they'll probably both have to be renewed.

And there are the books that I've already chosen and am reading now: Seventy-Seven Clocks by Christopher Fowler (mystery), and The Odd Job by Charlotte Macleod (mystery & reread); just FYI.

I may have mentioned this before, and I may mention it again--how can people say they're bored when there are so many choices out there of books to read!?!?

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Auntie Knickers said...

I agree with your last comment. My problem is deciding which one comes next -- right now Barbara Brown Taylor's An Altar in the World, because it's an ILL that needs to go back soon. I read the Paula Deen book a while back, it's not world-shakingly important but a quick read and interesting. I have a couple of Fowler's books that I picked up at used book sales waiting in the wings.