Sometimes it seems like being a fan of reading is more of a curse than a blessing; especially when you don’t have a lot of time to read. There are so many good books out there that I can’t wait to get my hands on but I have such limited time to read them (it’s amazing how much time a real job and a marriage can take up).
The result ends up being that I seem to start a book, get excited when I see another good title, and start reading it. So, I currently have a few books in process and a few I can’t wait to start. Because of this conundrum, I thought I would give a brief list of the books I’ve started and can’t wait to finish and the ones I could stand to not pick up again.
The Stand by Stephen King: This book is intriguing. It is very detailed (one cause of it's very long length) and yes, scary. It is mostly scary how real everything seems and how easily everything that happens could become reality. It is very dark and I required a little break but I am looking forward to finishing it.
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton: This is the first one I am going to pick up again. Morton weaves an intriguing mystery you can’t wait to get to the bottom of. It’s a great combination of modern characters and also those from the 1700’s. I love period books and this one is no exception.
Leaving Mother Lake by Yang Erche Namu: Because I loved Memoirs of a Geisha, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and others like them, I was excited about this book. But as I began reading it, I realized I had already tried reading it once before. It’s hard to explain why I could not finish reading it except to say there was nothing really special about it. Considering I had started it once and didn’t remember and the second time I got bored with it just as easily, I figured it was a lost cause.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: On my quest to read the classics I was excited to see that most e-readers have them already supplied. Jane Eyre is an intriguing character and I am enjoying reading bits and pieces of this at time, but it is a hard one to stick to when there are so many others out there.
Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire: I am very excited to continue reading this. I have always loved Gregory Maguire and this one doesn’t seem like it will disappoint.
Look for reviews of these, and others, in the near future!