1.23.2010

A Few January Reads

Ever since the beginning of the year, I have had a sucktastic time reading.

Between going off some meds that royally screwed with my eyesight (flicking my eyes from side to side HURT), having a couple of reads I just COULD.NOT. get into, and just general January blahs, I've been a total slack in the reading department. I hope this rectify that soon - c'mon, good reads!

Anyhoo, here's a quick round up of recent reads....

Corner Shop by Roopa Farooki

London setting, Indian family, coming of age story, family drama...I love all these things. Did I love this book? No. It ended up being a chore to finish. Sigh.










The Power of Slow by  Christine Louise Hohlbaum

It's probably not a good sign when you end up skimming a book on slowness because it's not holding your interest, is it? Read Carl Honore's In Praise of Slowness instead. It's excellent.












Get Cooking by Mollie Katzen

I actually really liked this introductory-type cookbook - it gives lots of guidance and tasty sounding recipes to folks who aren't experienced cooks. I've been cooking for a while, but a lot of these recipes sound yummy!








Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven

I should have loved this book - really. Coming of age story, 1930s setting, poor mountain family from Tennessee. But when I found any excuse NOT to read it, I knew I was in trouble. When Nat admitted she didn't finish it either, I returned it after sorta skimming the last half. Sigh again.








Sprout by Dale Peck

YA read with an interesting protagonist, but I found the longer I kept reading, the less and less I cared about Sprout, his secret, or his high school drama. Not what I expected.









See? I told you - terrible reading record, right there! C'mon, good books - I know you're hiding somewhere!




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