Saturday, April 14, 2012

Still Uncaptured

So one more down, I've finished the Translation of the Bones. The story was very much one about faith, belief and Love, particularly the varying types of love a mother feels for her children. There were some characters that I felt more of a connection to and others that I wished I could feel more connected too. Stella for instance. She for the most part of the book is somewhat standoffish with the exception for the the love she feels toward her children the book makes her seem to only truly be alive and invested when her children are near to her. The rest of the time she bites back her words and thoughts, keeping to the background.

Again, I'm thinking about the story but I'm not certain that it will be one of those stories that haunt my head long after the book is closed. So far I haven't been so totally absorbed in a book that tearing myself away from it has been difficult. Last year, of the books on the list I read there was only one book that I just couldn't get into. This year I'm finding it hard to engage myself into the reading. It's not that the books aren't good because so far they have a lot to recommend, I think on some level my head isn't in the right place for reading.

  • Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg 
  • On the Floor by Aifric Campbell 
  • The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen - into the first Chapter
  • The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue 
  • Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan - Finished
  • The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright
  • The Flying Man by Roopa Farooki - Finished
  • Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon 
  • Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding 
  • Gillespie and I by Jane Harris 
  • The Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay- Finished
  • The Blue Book by A.L. Kennedy 
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - Finished
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick - Finished
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  • There but for the by Ali Smith
  • The Pink Hotel by Anna Stothard
  • Tides of War by Stella Tillyard - On deck
  • The Submission by Amy Waldman  - On deck
What are you reading?

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