I have started so many books since my last post and have only completed one. I tried to read Louisa by Simone Zelitch. But only read 100 pages. Thats my limit if I am not wanting to pick the book up anymore. This story was about a mother and her daughter-in-law both survivors of the Holocaust. Maybe I just didn't want to read another Holocaust book. I just couldn't get into it.
The next book I did read. To Live by Yu Hua. When I started this book I was at the high school and I had about 5 students come up to me and tell me that they read that book their junior year for English and that they loved it. I was pretty excited by this and looked forward to it. I, however did not like the book it was a tragic story. Not for me.
The next book was Wedding Dress stories from the dakota plains by Carrie Young. This book was a collection of short stories from North Dakota. I read the first two but then had enough.
I then started The Piano Teacher by Lynn York. I couldn't get into this story too stupid.
I then read Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto. Again another short story book. I read 3/4s of the book then it got weird so I quit.
My next book was Tales from Comache County: the peculiar education of Max Freeman More short stories but this time with improper english. I quit.
Yesterday I started Eyes at the Window by Evie Yoder Miller. I couldn't get into this book either. Each chapter is a story from a different charachter. So It doesn't flow and the time period is the 1800s.
With so many books that I haven't enjoyed I went back to the library and peeked ahead. The rest of this shelf looks equally as bad. We'll see. I just don't think I should waste my time on books that aren't calling my name when there are so many to read.