1. I've started at least four books that I then set aside and never finished. And not bad books either, solid books with good reviews.
2. The new reads count on my Book Log was growing very slowly, both because of the reason above, but also because I only wanted to read things I'd read before.
3. Even with books I know and love, I found myself skimming to get to the parts I like.
All of this is a bit disturbing, but I'm pretty sure it's temporary. It's just that I'm in a specific reading mood this month.
This month I don't want depressing or uber-dramatic or heavy. I don't want to squirm or feel sorry for the character. I want upbeat, engaging fiction that makes me forget that my house is full of boxes and my book is still delayed and I'm moving in two months.
I was looking for something fun. And I finally found it.
This is what I've been reading all week:
|Tiger (5 Ancestors)|
|The Five Ancestors Book 2: Monkey|
Snake: The Five Ancestors: Book 3
Crane: The Five Ancestors Book 4
Eagle (5 Ancestors)
And this is what I'm now anxiously waiting to get my hands on:
Five Ancestors #6: Mouse (5 Ancestors)
The seventh (and final) book of the series can't come soon enough for me. If you like martial arts, or coming of age, or interesting twists, you should read this series. (And if you have a middle grade boy, you should definitely look into it.)
I don't know how Jeff Stone did it, because there are lots of serious things in these books: betrayal, loss, etc. But they are pure fun, and wonderful reads. 5 stars
And speaking of fun...
I'm on Twitter!!!
Yeah, I'm a sellout. But my husband was having so much fun on it, I thought "Why not?" So if you're on Twitter, you can follow me. And if you're not, you can laugh.
See you Monday!