Your girl Tuesday signing in again. Sorry I missed last week. My time just disappeared on me, and all of the things I wanted/meant to do had to be pushed aside. Namely, I was working my patootie off at work. Hence, no houseparty for Jen. No blogging. No writing. It was a tough week all around, and I'm EXHAUSTED.
That said, I made it a point to sit down and blog first thing tonight.
As I stated, I've not been writing... but for whatever reason, I've been able to squeeze in a bit of reading here and there. Mostly on my lunch break...a few minutes here and there. It's kind of crazy that I've finished off a few books this way--especially with that persistant voice in the back of my head, telling me that I should be writing instead. I'll be honest though, when I'm exhausted, I'm too tired to speak, let alone form coherent passages. Sad, but true.
That said, I have finished a few books... and I'll say this for them: they were pretty good. On the other hand, they weren't GREAT. Most have been fairly well-written, of interest on some level to me (hence the reason I finished them), but nothing has really GRABBED me.
To put it bluntly, I'm in a reader FUNK.
Nothing is really doing it for me in a major way. I haven't found that one book that makes me say, "Just one more chapter! Just one more hour! I have to work in the morning, but I Don't Care! I'm finishing tonight if it takes ALL night!"
Funny, because I was walking out to my car tonight with a co-worker and she said pretty much the same thing. She said she hadn't found that one, OMG, this is a brilliant book in a VERY long time.
Where are they??
Okay, there was a recent standout that I have to cop to -- MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins. Doesn't count because I read it so quickly, it wasn't even nighttime by time I finished. LOL. But yeah, serious page turner. I want something like that...that one rare find that just leaves you breathless with anticipation to see what happens next.
Yeah, I might have to resort to reading old faves, like my co-worker is doing, because nothing I've found recently is hitting the mark. I hope it's just me. I'm sure it is. :)
That said -- I'm open to taking any and all suggestions. Hit me with 'em, peeps... got anything unputdownable?