It’s Monday December 14th, What Are You Reading?


This will be a quick one, since yesterday hit me with a sudden cold (flu?) that’s left me feeling like I can’t even hold up my head. After finishing up Bastard Out of Carolina late last week, I felt a little caught by the Paradox of Choice. I actually spent over twenty minutes in front of my bookshelves and couldn’t narrow myself down to a single book. Thankfully, my library holds came in and Tenth of December sounded perfect. Short stories are just what I need to balance the bit of slumpiness I’m feeling through the middle of The Book of Strange New Things. I was totally drawn in at the beginning, but I feel like it’s been dragging for about a hundred pages now…like I’m just waiting for something to happen. Here’s hoping it’s worth it in the end.

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • Isi

    Hope you those short stories made its magic and you feel better already!

  • debnance

    Yes, short stories are exactly what I need right now!

    Here’s my It’s Monday! I’d love to have you stop by!

  • That’s frustrating that Strange New Things is current book is dragging a bit too after a great start. You can always start skimming just to see if something happens to turn things around! I did that with Cry Father…

  • Jennine G.

    Oh man, feel better!

  • Lindsey Stefan

    The Book of Strange New Things is definitely a long one. I think it could have been shortened a bit. Apparently that’s the author’s thing, although I haven’t read The Crimson Petal and The White.

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

    • Yeah, it definitely seems like his books are rather long and usually I don’t mind a good chunkster…I just feel like there’s quite a bit of repetition. I’m hoping the end is worth it!

  • Laurel-Rain Snow

    These all sound so good…I haven’t read Bastard out of Carolina, but saw a movie that I really enjoyed, based on the book.

    Enjoy….and here are


  • Feel better soon! Hope The Book of Strange New Things picks back up again.

  • I have “The Book of Strange New Things” waiting for me, but I don’t think right now is the best time for me to read it. I think I need to read that one when life is a bit less hectic.

  • I hope you feel better soon!

  • I hope you’re feeling better and that The Book of Strange New Things picks up! I was THISCLOSE to buying the ebook yesterday.

  • Short stories definitely help a slump! I think it’s the lack of full book commitment but they’ve saved me many times! I can relate to the Paradox of Choice. There’s so many books. How can I be sure I pick the right one?

  • AnnabelSmith

    I’ve been hearing there’s a slump in The Book of Strange New Things, which is really putting me off reading it. I’m reading Cheryl Strayed’s Wild – after loving Tiny Beautiful Things – thanks you your recommendation

  • I’ve been wondering about Strange New Things. The first chapter grabbed me when I browsed it but reviews have been very uneven.
    Hope you feel better soon