Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Quest for a "Good" Book

So, it's summer. I have all this time on my hands to read. Yet, I can't seem to get motivated to do it. I consider myself an avid, what's the problem?

I have read about 20 books in the past month. None of them have been outstanding. They've been "alright" Not a one that I'd say, "You HAVE to read this" to any of my students.

Again, I ask, what's the problem?

My guess, it's me. I've picked up several books and made it half way through and can't take it anymore, so I quit. I never use to do that. Have I become that picky reader?

Or is there nothing that great out there? --- I seriously doubt that. Maybe I'm not finding those "great" books. Where are they hiding?

Here's what I've read this summer:
Girlfriend Material
The Dark Divine
The Juvie Three
After Ever After
Wanted (Pretty Little Liars #8)
The Sweet Second Life of Bree Tanner
Something Like Fate
Oh. My. Gods.
Dork Diaries #2
The Gardener
Goddess Boot Camp
My Life with the Lincolns
Hex Hall
The Deathday Letter
Only the Good Spy Young
The Gorgeous Game
Wicked Girls

and currently reading:
The Six Rules of Maybe

I tend to read dark and depressing. I tell my kids that someone almost always dies in the books I read. But, some of my all time favorite books are: Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie and Notes from the Midnight Driver.

Great book, where art thou?

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