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December 2, 2009

give me reading advice
posted by soe 11:22 pm

I’m currently reading four books and none of them are really holding my interest (despite several of them being quite good):

  • Magic by the Lake (Edward Eager) is the story of four siblings who end up vacationing next to a wishing lake. I’m nearly done with this sequel to Half-Magic, which I read seven years ago.
  • The Complete Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi) is the famous graphic novel (is novel really the correct term when it’s a memoir?) of a girl growing up in Iran in the 1970s and 1980s. It’s excellent, but not really the sort of thing I can lose myself in.
  • The Sorceress (Michael Scott) is the third book in the Nicholas Flamel series. I think this has the exact opposite problem of the graphic novel, in that I want to have the time just to read it straight through. Or I’m getting burnt out on the characters. Not sure which yet, really…
  • Merry, Merry Ghost (Carolyn Hart) is the latest book I picked up from the library and, as you might guess, is a seasonal mystery with a dead woman as the protagonist sent to earth to serve as, essentially, a guardian angel. Again, I don’t know if it’s just my state of mind or if I’m just not wowed by her writing, but I’m having a hard time getting into it.

Which one of them should I pull to the top of the pile? Or what should I be reading instead?

Category: books. There is/are 2 Comments.

Persepolis goes in fits and starts.

I am currently reading Bel Canto (behind the times, I know) and it’s immediately engaging, and keeping my interest. Just read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which I think is also eminently worth reading.

Are you on GoodReads??

Comment by Mikaiya 12.04.09 @ 9:40 am

I have no suggestions – I haven’t read anything exciting in a bit! Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger was pretty entertaining, and quick.

Comment by Jenn 12.04.09 @ 10:08 am