This past week has been particularly bad in regards to my reading. I love to read and for some strange reason I am finding it hard to get any sort of meaningful reading done. I can spend time on the bus reading, but it seems that once I get home I can't get myself to get any sort of reading done, at least this week. Last week I seemed to get my book for my book club meeting done, but that was because I had a deadline and now it just seems that I can't get anything done this week. I have read quite a bit of The Night Circus and have enjoyed it, but it just seems that when I get home I watch TV until I go to bed. Maybe I am still trying to get over my dad's absence and it is harder than I thought it would be. It seems as though I am trying to replace his absence with TV. I can't even get myself to go through my Google reader when I am home and spend a little bit of time going through that. It almost seems like I have to force myself to read anything.
Any suggestions as to how I can read get back in the groove of reading again?
ETA: My dad is still alive, but has just relocated elsewhere and hence I don't see him as frequently.
Book Title: Waking Isabella: Because beauty can't sleep forever by Melissa Muldoon Category: Adult Fiction, 250 pages Genre: General Fiction Publisher: Matta Press Release date: December 2017 Content Rating: PG-13 + M (The
story begins with violent rape and murder scene, touches on themes of
miscarriage, murder, Nazi violence during war, adultery) FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Description: Waking Isabella is a story about uncovering hidden beauty
that, over time, has been lost, erased, or suppressed. It also weaves
together several love stories as well as a few mysteries. Nora, an
assistant researcher, is a catalyst for resolving the puzzle of a
painting that has been missing for decades. Set in Arezzo, a small
Tuscan town, the plot unfolds against the backdrop of the city’s antique
trade and the fanfare and pageantry of its medieval jousting festival.
While filming a documentary about Isabella de’ Medici—the Renai…
Book Title: The Company Files: 1. The Good Man by Gabriel Valjan Category: Adult Fiction, 251 pages Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction, Crime Fiction, Espionage Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing Release date: December 2017 Tour dates: Feb 12 to March 2, 2018 Content Rating: PG + M (No bad language but there is an attempted rape scene, and some violence.) Description: In 1948, Vienna was divided among four powers: France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Jack Marshall had served with Walker during the war, and now, working together for The Company, they are tasked to do the inconceivable. Could former Nazis really be recruited to assist the U.S. in the atomic race? As their team moves forward, they quickly discover they are not the only ones looking for these men. And the others in the search may just have the objective of murder. In this tale of historical noir, of corruption and deceit, no one is who they say they are. Who is The Good Man in a world where an ene…
Title: Venetian Blood: Murder in a Sensuous City
Author: Christine Evelyn Volker
Source: Personal library
Description: To escape a failing
marriage, Anna Lucia Lottol goes to Venice to visit an old friend-and
becomes a suspect in a brutal murder echoing a gruesome homicide that
happened decades ago. Fearful of foreign justice and hoping to prove her
innocence, she gathers clues before the real murderer comes for her. At
the climax of her journey, she discovers a secret that will change her
life. (via Goodreads)
Thoughts: I really enjoyed the engrossing nature of the book, but for whatever reason I just was unable to connect with the book in a way that I really wanted to. Partly I think it was that I felt that the beginning of the book happened a little too quick for my liking and I didn't like that there wasn't a set up for the murder. As a result, I felt lost from the get go, even though by the end of the book I…