Sunday, September 4, 2011

Suddenly Sunday

It's time for this week's edition of Suddenly Sunday, a weekly meme hosted by Svea over at The Muse in the Fog Book Review.  

Despite my good intentions, this past week wasn't a very productive one blogging-wise.   I've got a couple of reviews to write, one for The Gallows Curse by Karen Maitland and the other for Sharpe's Tiger by Bernard Cornwell, but keep putting them off.   The fact that I'm struggling to come up with what to say about Maitland's novel is the primary reason why I'm procrastinating.   I thought the book was very good, but it's a hard one to describe.   Although it qualifies for both the Historical Fiction Challenge and the British Books Challenge I'm currently participating in, I may just forgo a review unless I can come up with something good soon! 

Reading-wise I've been struggling with what to read lately.   I seem to be off historical fiction at the moment, and have set down both Beneath A Marble Sky by John Shors and Queen By Right by Anne Easter Smith.   The Shors book just wasn't working for me and, while I like the Easter Smith book,  I realized I'm not in the mood for it at the moment so I set it aside for another day.    To fill the void I'm reading some lighter fantasy and Science Fiction fare.   I imagine I'll be back to Queen By Right by the end of this coming week. 

I hope everyone is enjoying the Labour Day Weekend!  Don't you wish every weekend could be a three-day weekend? 

Happy Reading!


  1. I completely understand how you're feeling -- sometimes I just don't feel like writing-up some of the books I've read as I just can't come up with anything original! I've been jumping around lately, starting books and putting them down, so I've turned to short stories for my short attention span! ha!

    We're about to build an ark if this tropical storm doesn't move out of here soon....we've been stuck inside for days watching the wind and rain and starting to go a little stir crazy. Good for long naps, though. ;)

  2. I so feel you -- both on struggling with with a review for a book I enjoyed and being off the books I'm reading. Queen By Right was good, but weighty, and I had to be in the right mood for it. Right now I'm sort of off all the books I need to be reading ... :/

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one going through a weird reading period right now! Hopefully we'll all snap out of it soon :-)

    @Joanne. I've been thinking about you with all the news about Lee lately. I hope the storm passes soon and that the flooding isn't that extensive.

  4. Its good to put off those reviews until later sometimes. I went through that the last couple weeks-read 6 books and every time I tried to write a review it sounded terrible. Just this past weekend I finally felt in the right mood to write and cranked out all six.

    I really liked Queen by Right :)