Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Books and Nothing Else

It's not that I haven't had time in the past few days to blog. I have just had an impossible time trying to think of something to blog about. I have no funny anecdotes to share, no Mother's Day Out nightmares, no social/political commentary, and nothing going on with the writing except that: I'm writing, steadily and as much as possible. So...no news is either good news or boring news, depending on how you look at it.

I have been reading though, somewhat. I've fallen in love with Deanna Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey series that I discovered via Stephanie's blog several weeks ago. It reminds me, sort of, of Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily Ashton series, and I love them both. Both are set in late nineteenth century England, and have widowed women protagonists solving mysteries and living by their own rules. Tasha's next one, A Fatal Waltz is out later this year.

Two nights ago, I also finished An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. Veeerrry interesting. I liked it, I really did, and it was different. About a child prodigy who wants to be a genius, it was the story of his post-high school road trip with an Arab friend ("I'm not a terrorist.") during which he tries to work out a mathematical equation to explain the nature of his nineteen failed relationships with girls named Katherine. Your curiosity is piqued, isn't it? There's an Appendix as well, explaining the actual math behind the equation, but I admit, I didn't read it.

Alas, that's all I have to offer...

8 comments:

Vicki said...

Reading and sharing your great reads is always a good thing. :D

~Virginia~ said...

nothing bad about sharing the book love! i get into blog ruts, too. when that happens i usually just compile a list of random tidbits. :)

Travis Erwin said...

I'm posting the meme you tagged me with tonight.

Trish Ryan said...

If math could have solved my lovelife failures, I'd have paid MUCH closer attention in Algebra class...

Barrie said...

I've been dying to read An Abundance of Katherines. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. :)

Beck said...

I felt REALLY uninspired for a few weeks, and then all at once, my inspiration returned. Magic!

Kalinka said...

Hugs and best wishes to you.

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Stephanie said...

I'm so glad you are a new fan of Deanna Raybourn! Very good. I actually read Tasha Alexander's first book after reading Deanna's.

I love when you post book recs. I'm always on the prowl...