Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Books I Read in May 2012 (or didn't)
The Quilter's Kitchen by Jennifer Chiaverini
I didn't finish this book. It just didn't hold my interest. I've read another book by the same author that I think I remembered liking. Not this one.
Day After Night by Anita Diamant
I also didn't finish this book. When a book starts to feel like homework, I lose enthusiasm. It is set in Israel after World War II. I love historical novels and thought this looked good but maybe I just wasn't smart enough for this one. I felt like there were things about the history of the time and things about Judaism that the author took for granted that her readers would know. Not me. Also, I couldn't keep all the names straight.
What can I say? I'm shallow.
I was determined to finish this book. My lack of stick-to-it-ness was getting pathetic. Meh. It bored me. I have sort of a love/hate relationship with memoirs. I want to love them. If they are not really really good, I don't. This book sort of meandered and I didn't really get the point (I guess there doesn't always have to be a point) and she tried to tie it all in with cake and desserts but I just wasn't enjoying it that much and there are a lot of other good books in the world.
Emergence-Labeled Autistic by Temple Grandin
This one was for book club and guess what? I didn't finish it. It's really interesting and I wanted to read more but I was too busy and reading was not a luxury I had.
Reading books in May? Not my best month.