I haven’t abandoned this blog – really! I’m still reading books in between dealing with everything else I need to be doing. Unfortunately, I ended up being disappointed by the last few books I read and that threw my reading off a bit. Also they were read for the GLBT challenge and I feel disappointed that I didn’t enjoy them as much as I would have liked.
First I read the first two volumes of the “Runaways” comics, by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. I don’t know if it was the comic format or what but the story was taking forever and I wasn’t enjoying it. Plus each volume costs about $7 – not really worth the expense to finally get the whole story. So I ended up going to the Wikipedia article for the comic and reading what happens in the end. There’s also some ableist language (‘lame’ mostly and occasionally the r-word which I will not type out) throughout the book that annoyed me. I get that the characters are teens and that’s how a lot of teens talk but I still didn’t like it.
Then I read “The House You Pass on the Way” by Jacqueline Woodson. I knew it was a short book but I still felt like I didn’t get the whole story. I also wasn’t thrilled with the ending. However, I have to wonder if the reader is meant to feel disappointed with the ending? Because the actions of the characters were disappointing? I really don’t know.
However I later went back to an old favorite “The Pelican Brief” by John Grisham which I probably read about five years ago so I’m counting it as new for this year. I’ll write a longer review later on for this but I really enjoyed reading it again. And I plan to read more of his books in the future.
I’m currently reading “Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror” by Jennifer Finney Boylan, and enjoying it so far.