Slow Reading Month

I have not actually done much reading this year, only ten books so far. But there has been a lot going on in real life, so I’m not overly worried about it. Besides, there are so many books coming out soon that I’m really looking forward to.

In addition to reading Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, I also read Through the Looking Glass. Is it wrong of me to prefer the cartoon version of Alice? And I kept getting flashes of what I think was a TV movie version of Looking Glass. Both were still enjoyable reads, though.

I read the anthology Over the Moon, with stories by Angela Knight, Mary Janice Davidson, Virginia Kantar, and Sunny. Enjoyable stories all. I have to say I preferred the Sunny story, but then I read Mona Lisa Awakening (although not the second book in the series yet), and really liked it. I was also impressed with the Davidson story, although this was the first of her vampire stories I’ve read. I do think I’ll be buying the books, though.

I read the Star Wars book The Joiner King by Troy Denning. I can’t help it, I’m a huge Star Wars fan, and I’ve enjoyed pretty much all of the books (Except for the ones where certain main characters died. Didn’t like those at all.) This one was no exception, and I intend to buy the remaining two books in the trilogy soon.

Lastly, I just finished House of Sand and Fog, by Andre Dubus III. I never saw the movie, so I have nothing to compare it to. I got attached to all the characters, even though I wanted to shake some of them and say “Hello! Wake up. You’re headed for disaster.” I was afraid there would be no way this book would end well. Sadly, I was right. I did think it was well-written, and the characters had very distinct voices, but the book just depressed me. I am a firm believer in happy endings (even if my own stories don’t always work out that way).

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