No wonder they call Wednesday “Hump Day”, I’m in a reading slump AGAIN and can’t decide which book I “Otter” be reading.  I’ve started four (4? yikes!!) books and can’t seem to get really ‘into’ any of them.  Sad because all the first chapters are pretty interesting.  I’m stuck between:

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker

At a friend’s wedding, Nora takes a walk into the woods and finds herself in another world. Magic abounds and there is a handsome man to take her mind off her fickle fiance’ who is marrying someone else back in the ‘real’ world. This book has some promise if the magic takes off and Nora stops chewing the fat and gets on with the story!


The Last Dragonslayer (The Last Dragonslayer, #1)The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

More magic!  Jennifer Strange (best character name ever!) runs something called KAZAM! which is an employment agency for magicians.  This is in a world where the magic is dying and every hope is pinned on the fabled Dragonslayer.  Fforde is a quirky author whose books never quite lead you where you thought you were going but what fun getting there!

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

Four kids, two dads, a new school year and family shenanigans & hilarity.  This just came out in July and the sample on Amazon was so hilarious I immediately put it on my wish list.  I love funny family books and this one is getting lots of buzz-better move it to the top of the reading list!


The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthThe Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Australian surgeon, Japanese POW camp, Burma death railway.  Over 80 five star reviews on Amazon and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize.  This is not just a book, this is ‘literature’.  The first chapter introduces us to Dorrigo Evans and sets up the plot.  Engrossing, but dark.  I’ve wanted to read this one for a while and just got it from the library but may have to finish something lighter before I jump back in for another chapter.

So, four good books for me to choose from; I wonder what you will be reading today?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Vanessa Fernandez Fitness

mom of four / fitness coach / business mentor

A Day In Our Shoes

IEP Advice for Parents | Disability Resources | Special Education Advocacy

Author -Carole Parkes

Psychological, thriller, mystery, secrets, betrayal, adoption, romance, poetry, art


Thoughts and Observations from Edward Roads

Fred Colton

Posts To Delete Later

Vonj Productions

Bringing you love through spirit!

Storytime with John

Pull up and listen...I've got a funny one for ya...

Helpful articles to improve your own nature and landscape photography explorations. You will also see stunning landscape and nature photographs created by award winning landscape and nature photographer Melissa Fague.

Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Book Reviews, Recommendations & Random Thoughts - Giveaways too!

Psych Circus

Enjoy, Learn, and Erase Stigma!

Daily (w)rite


Book Sense

The Only Sense We Have

Ashleys Paranormal Book Blog

Paranormal Romance, Dystopian, Fantasy, Horror and more!

Where Connor and JT Go

Destination- Everywhere!

Girl of 1000 Wonders

new adventures await you...just a page away


Read our Mission. Find out how you can help us adopt James.


reflections on a passing life

The Nerd Nebula

The Nucleus of the Universe for all Nerd Hacks!


Magickal Arts

%d bloggers like this: