TSS: January 17

The Sunday Salon.com I haven’t done a Sunday Salon post since before Christmas, and I kind of missed it! So let’s talk about how the first part of the year has been going for me so far.

I’ve read ten books so far, and unfortunately the average rating is 3.65 (thanks, Google Spreadsheets). 3.65! That’s not good, is it? I’ve read three really good books, two good books, and five mediocre books. My first ten books from last year had a definitely higher average. To be honest, I’m kind of disappointed in my reading so far. I had been hoping to read more excellent books, more 4 birds and up sort of books. But I seem to be leaping all over the rating scale, and even the ones that I rated 3.5 aren’t looking so hot in retrospect.

Plus it makes reviews really hard to write. I’d prefer to either desperately love or hate a book instead of feeling ambivalent about it. It’s just easier to write a review where I have strong opinions about something, you know? Oh, I don’t know where I’m going with this. I just hope I like the next ten books I read better than the first ten.

The good news is that I’ve gotten back into the swing of blogging! But school starts on Tuesday, so I don’t know how that’s going to affect things. I’m taking three literature classes, but I hope they don’t block me from reading my own books too much. I get really depressed when that happens.

Books read this week (some reviews are linked to but unavailable until next week):
5. Whom God Would Destroy – Commander Pants [rating: 3/5]
6. Died in the Wool – Ngaio Marsh [rating: 4/5]
7. The Stolen Blue – Judith van Gieson [rating: 2.5/5]
8. A Crack in the Line – Michael Lawrence [rating: 5/5]
9. Quant by Quant – Mary Quant [rating: 3.5/5]
10. The Wright 3 – Blue Balliett [rating: 5/5]

Currently reading:
Posted to Death by Dean James. Gay vampire solving mysteries in England! Only 20 pages into it so far, but it seems fun.

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