What I’m Not Reading

day4I realize this is kind of a copout, but bare with me. Because you see this has been a crazy few weeks for me. This week, rather than reviewing a book, I wanted to talk about a piece of fiction that technically I’m both reading and editing which is to say my own book. It is fiction so it’s fitting on this Friday, though I know technically this would fall under the Writing Wednesday category, however, most of my reading this week has been largely reading of my own work for the purpose of editing it. I’ve been switching between Six of Crows, Good as Gone, and The Trespasser for about a week now and neither can quite keep my interest long enough for me to finish either one of them. Actually of the three Good as Gone has caught my interest the most.

Over the years one of the things I’ve learned about my reading efforts is that I am the sort of reader who can either finish a book in 3 hours or 3 months. There’s very little in between for me. This is not to say that there aren’t some books that fall in between for me, but for the most part if a book catches my interest, I can be dedicated enough to finish it in rather short order. Which has been the case with the last few books I’ve reviewed here.

I’ve still debated going back to the Harry Potter series as it’s an obvious choice in these uncertain times, but as much as I’d like to, I can’t really seem to find the time or energy for that at the moment either. So here we are, another week, only I’ve been working on edits more than I’ve been reading other books. I did read a short story as recommended by Stephen King called Big Blonde by Dorothy Parker. Which may have taught me a little bit about short stories and how better to do them than I currently am with just showcasing excerpts. I liked it by the way, though I’m not entirely sure how best to scale a short story. I would presume the same as any other novel in which case I think I can safely give it 4 glasses.  It was interesting and certainly kept me wanting to read more, but I’m still not sure how I felt about it over all.


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