Just FYI, I have been keeping up with the 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge, I just haven’t been posting about it. I’m enjoying reading the books, but I’m plain old unmotivated when it comes to writing mini-reviews. I can probably manage a couple of words about the last three weeks’ worth of books…
The Other Woman by Jane Green. My fluff book because I was on an airplane too much this week. What an incredibly unsympathetic main character. I spent most of the book muttering at the pages, “Your life is hard because you’re a PAIN in the NECK, that’s why.”
The Stillborn God by Mark Lilla. Wound down into a somewhat unsatisfying ending, but his dissection of the political theology of medieval and Renaissance Christianity was insightful and I took a lot of notes which I’ll use when I get back to the third volume of the History of the Entire World And Everything In It.
The Enemy of God by Bernard Cornwell. Pretty decent take on the Arthur legend; Arthur is a pagan, which is most likely closer to the historical kernel of the story, and good depictions of all those fractured little British kingdoms that followed Roman occupation. Also made me grateful for indoor plumbing and shampoo, which probably wasn’t the author’s intent.
As far as writing anything insightful, or even coherent….I seem to be in major post-book burnout mode. More on this as soon as I can force myself to write another blog post.
How are you choosing these 52 books? Are you working from a list that you devised previously, or just picking up whatever strikes your fancy? I’m just curious. 🙂
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Thank you for the mini reviews. Sorry to hear you are burned out. It’s not like your busy or anything. 🙂 I wish I had half your energy. There’s an award on the 52 books blog for you – might make you feel better.
This was hilarious! I’m glad I’m not the only one that finds myself unable to sympathize with some main characters. Sometimes I feel like telling them, “Oh, grow up already!” :-))