Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I'm Back!

Hey, Hey! I am finally settled in our new apartment in Missouri; moving is hard work but worth it. I have yet to unpack my numerous boxes of books; that is next on my list.

Luckily, I had time to squeeze in two fast reads between packing and moving. I first listened to Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto. Walpole's novel is considered to be the first gothic novel, so I felt I needed to read it for the challenge. However, I really don't have much to say about it. There was nothing that wowed me, and the ending was a let down. Perhaps I would have appreciated the novel more if I had read it rather than listened to it.

Do you react to books differently when you listed to them instead of actually reading them?

Secondly, I was finally able to read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I LOVED this book! As I read I kept thinking that it was like Twilight for grown-ups! I cannot wait for the second book in the trilogy to go on sale in 2012.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sadly, A Reading Hiatus

Wow, these past three days have been absolutely crazy!

My husband and I will be pursuing our doctoral degrees beginning this fall. . .that is old news. We were planning to move August 15th, BUT we received a call two days ago informing us that our apartment will be ready June 15th! So, we are moving in only two very short weeks!

We are extremely busy organizing a moving sale, packing, and visiting all our family and friends! I am excited (obviously), but it also means I have less time to read during the next couple of weeks! I am eager to get settled into our apartment eight hours away and to have a relaxing read by the pool!

I am gone for now but not forever. Happy reading my friends!