Thursday, June 24, 2010


Yes, my reading mojo, that precious and life affirming gift, has deserted me of late and I am immensely sad.

It was last seen about three weeks ago when I finished "Thereby Hangs A Tail" by Spencer Quinn. Possibly I left it between the pages of that highly entertaining and original novel - which I have since leant to my Mum in Palmerston North. Bit of a drive to retrieve should it be hiding itself down there.

But I think it is more likely lurking somewhere around Hamilton as I have had very brief glimpses of it, in the form of reading junior fiction books. I am discovering a new found enjoyment for novels aimed at a younger audience; my job as a junior advocate at the library means I am constantly exposed to great stories aimed at under 12s and I have been delighted with what I read(highlight so far: Friends Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley and Gavin Bishop).

So tonight, armed with a pile of books ranging in genre, length and topic I hope to lure my long lost little buddy out of hiding and bury myself in the wonderment that is a good book.

Wish me luck!


Kelly said...

In case you are curious, the books I have chosen to tempt my literary tastebuds back into action are:

1)Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
2)Together Alone: the story of the Finn Brothers - Jeff Apter
3)We Are At War: the diaries of five ordinary people in extraordinary times - Simon Garfield
4)The Brightest Star in the Sky - Marian Keyes
5)A Cat Abroad: the further adventures of Norton, the cat who went to Paris, and his human Peter Gethers.

Café Chick said...

Aww, I can sympathise. I find that, to my complete and utter horror, I just don't have the energy or concentration for reading lately and it really worries me. I read three pages of The Brightest Star in the Sky; it's now taking up a substantial amount of real estate on my bedside cabinet's TBR pile. I'm halfway through A Clockwork Orange, which probably wasn't such a good idea given my recent reading status and I'm finding it hard to decipher the language when I'm tired, let alone deal with the challenging content. When you find your reading mojo, let me know where to look!

Wildflower said...

Love your blog and enjoyed your review of "After the Fall." I'm a new blogger and review books for a local publication. Would love to sit and read all day but freelancing leaves little time. Dare to dream!