Sometimes, it’s still hard for me to believe that I’ve become one of those readers that is in the middle of several books at once. I think a lot of that has to do with becoming more lax about putting down a book that’s just not grabbing me. That’s not to say that the book is rubbish, just that it’s not what my mind needs to read at the moment.
I’ve been reading Elizabeth I by Margaret George for quite some time now. By that, I mean months. I pick it up, read it for an hour or so, and put it back down for several weeks, rinse and repeat. It’s a good book and when I read it, I enjoy it. When I pick it up, I get right back into it, no problem. Not sure why I’m having such a hard time finishing this one, to be honest.
Secondly, I’m reading In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. Again, this is a book I’ve been reading for a looong time but it’s not my fault. I started this book as a buddy read with my daughter. We got to whatever point we were at, then she commandeered the book and I never saw it again. Turns out, she has an eBook version of this that she’s going to lend to me so I can finish this book. From what I got to read of it and from what I remember, I was really into it.
Next, I picked up The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima. We’ve had this book on our shelves for at least a year. I think my husband originally picked it out. One day, I was trying to find something in the high fantasy realm to read and this caught my eye and I figured, why not. I’m only on page 75, so I’m reserving judgement, but so far, it’s been a slow read and hasn’t really grabbed me. I think I’ve started and finished three or four books since I originally started this one, lol. I consider myself as “still reading” it because it’s not bad, per se, but I am hoping it gets better.
Last, I’m reading The Martian by Andy Weir. I started this one yesterday and will finish it today. I love it so far. I still haven’t figured out how it’s going to end, so I have to say so far just in case I hate the ending. He’s a human stuck on Mars. Seriously, the ending could go either way. Also, it feels ominous. I’ve had such a good time reading it so far, (I’m on page 267) that I want to love this book, but I’m a stickler about endings. It doesn’t have to be a happy kitty rainbows kinda ending, but if Mark doesn’t make it, Weir better have a damn good reason why.