It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? 4/22

Posted April 22, 2013 by Whitney in What are you reading / 9 Comments

I read zero books this week.  The week prior, I finished The Dinner by Herman Koch although I loved it I did not get around to posting its review until this past Wednesday.  Why?  Because sometimes (at least for me) I need to chew on a novel for a while and digest my thoughts before putting my words to type.  I want to form the words just so and give the book the exemplary (I hope) review said book deserves.  
Okay, so I read a book last week why am I reporting on nothing?  I am reporting on nothing because all week I have been hung-up on Truth in Advertising by John Kenney.  
Truth in Advertising is a fictional account of a sad lonely man assigned to a diapers commercial over the Christmas holidays.  It is long winded, disjointed with a hectic attempted at witty writing.  I hate giving up on books and have had to force myself to pick it up each night making reading a chore.  That was when this stubborn lady decided it was time to throw in the towel.  I’ll be writing a DNF post later this week.  

What I will be reading next has yet to be decided.  am considering The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman,  but then again I have Christina Schwarz’s The Edge of the Earth checked out from the library.  In other words I have no idea.  Any suggestions?

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9 responses to “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? 4/22

  1. I understand what you say about having to think about some books before you can write your thoughts down.
    For a new book; what about one of our other great Dutch authors *since you liked Herman Koch) like Arthur Japin, or Hella Haasse or Tessa de Loo? I know they are all translated into English.

    kind regards,

  2. We all have those weeks…
    I would go with Mystica on the fact that library books need to be returned ultimately but The Golden Compass (it has a different title hear in the UK) is a pretty good book.

  3. Your blog makes me want to read Anne of Green Gables all over again, dammit!!! Okay, reading suggestion: The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. You will NOT regret it! 🙂

  4. I've learned to give up when I have to. I give it a fair shot, but when I know I'm done, I just pick up something else. Life's too short. Having just finished The Grapes of Wrath, I needed something light and fluffy to cleanse my palate, so I'm going to start Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging next. Polar opposites! I hope you have better luck this week!

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