Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Salon

It seems that I am in some sort of blogging slump. I am still reading - although not as quickly as other summers- but am just not very ambitious when it comes to blogging.  I am hoping that will change soon and  I will feel more like reviewing what I am reading. But, I am also not forcing myself to blog if I don't feel like it. Blogging is supposed to be fun.
This weekend my oldest daughter is having her best friend stay with us for a few days. This is the friend who just moved a few weeks ago, so it is nice to have her around, although I am doing a lot of driving and entertaining.  Today is a trip to the pool and rock climbing wall, softball practice, movies at bedtime, and who knows what else they will think of. 
I just read Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L.James yesterday. I am mentioning it here because I won't be reviewing it later.  This is one of those books that you don't know if you should admit to reading. The story is very easy to read, but as a friend and I discussed, there is a reason people who claim they haven't read anything in ten years are reading this book.  I'm not impressed with the quality of writing, but I would bet that most people aren't interested in the writing if they are reading this.  In terms of the writing, it reminds me of the Twilight series.  I'm not sure if/when I will read the second in the series, but I have heard that the second book has a bit more of a story to it and answers some questions that arise at the end of the first book.
Now not only am I in a blogging slump, but after I finished Fifty Shades, I have started three or four other books and just can't get into anything. I blame this on having way too many books to choose from.  I just can't quite find anything and there is a huge stack waiting for me. 
This week looks to be full of pool and library visits, the end of my daughter's softball season, and great summer weather.
What's up for your last week of June?


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys are having a good time. Summer seems like the perfect time to take a break from whatever doesn't seem like fun - blogging included. Have a good week!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm feeling the same way lately Tina:( maybe it's the weather?? Have a good week.

Anonymous said...

We all get in those blogging slumps. I agree, no need to force yourself to do something that is intended for pleasure.
I just purchased Fifty Shades of Grey a couple of weeks ago, but have not had the time to start it.
Enjoy your company.