This time I made it to page 48:
I want to be clear that there is nothing inherently wrong with The Major. Up to as far as I read, it’s a very sweet book. There’s just too much description so far, and I am not in a British frame of mind.
You know how I know I need to call it quits? Because of the Reading Excitment Index. When I have a really good book on the go, I’m like,
woo hoo! It’s bedtime!
and I practically scamper up the stairs, excited to tuckle in under the covers and read (even if it’s usually <10 pages til my eyelids drop).
If the Reading Excitement Index is low, my initial thoughts when contemplating bedtime are more like,
Oh. Soon it’s bedtime. Whoop-dee-doo.
And then I procrastinate a bit before bed.
I knew exactly what I needed to do; my inner reading vibe was getting really quite fed up with me.
I put Major Pettigrew on my kitchen counter, to give back to Mom next time I see her.
Inner Vibe told me to wipe the slate clean, completely, in the Reading Department.
So, I also gathered up this book:
She will go back to Mom, too, for the time being.
I tucked this novel…
…into my bedside table. So now the space next to the bed looks like this…
And off I went over to the library.
There’s a reason why you want to bring along
when you go on vacation.
Hot weather begs for brain energy conservation.
And, given our hot hot heat this past week, I feel like I’m in a vacation climate.
Three mindless reads to the rescue:
[I’ve read several books in this Stephanie Plum series, but I forget where I left off…so I’ll just jump to “16!”]
David Gilmour’s “A Perfect Night to Go to China” was impactful literature (although it received some negative reviews); given the title of this novel, I don’t think it’ll be on par!
I am going to throw myself into light and mindless yet completely enjoyable reads for the next two + months, and get my reading brain as clear as my bedside table.
So the NEW(EST) JUNE READING GOAL – – > finish at least one Library book by the end of June! Third time’s the charm, right??!
What are you reading right now? How would you rate it on a scale of four stars? The Help was **** for sure. But books don’t have to be high literature to get four stars. I would give some Joy Fielding novels (ex: See Jane Run) that level of praise – many of her books are captivating page-turners!