I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump
since, um, last Thursday. Which may not sound like much, but it’s the first time I can remember struggling to get into every single book I picked up (and we’re talking, like, ten different books here—YA fiction, adult fiction, adult non-fiction, and graphic novels) for more than a day or two, and I haven’t been able to finish a book even though I really want something to read (as opposed to going 4+ days without finishing a book because I didn’t have the time to read). I can’t blame the Cybils for this, since I actually read seven books the first week of this year. Or maybe it’s a delayed reaction, since there were so many books I wanted to read but couldn’t get to because of my Cybils reading, and not knowing where to start now that I can read them.
Or maybe I should blame this on Rachel Caine, because while I did manage to finish two books after I read Lord of Misrule, it was a struggle to get through both. And then after those two, nothing. I was totally looking forward to Lord of Misrule, and Caine did not let me down. It was just as intense and exciting as the previous Morganville books and, seriously, that preview of Carpe Corpus? 100% worked. I mean, I’d be excited about it even without the preview, but having read it, I’m even more impatient. So, maybe it really is Rachel Caine’s fault for writing such a fast-paced book, compelling book that I’ve been bored and impatient with everything else I’ve picked up since then.
Until I get out of this slump, I think I’ll just entertain myself by blogging about random things like this: I picked up Daniel Ehrenhaft’s Dirty Laundry the other day (post-Lord of Misrule, so I didn’t get past p. 15).
Oops, that’s not the cover.
Nope, not this one.
Oh, here it is!