Umm, how is it the end of May already?
Normally I would be excited to draft up the latest Book-of-the-Month post, but, um. . .
Snap dropped the ball, yo.
(she shrinks away in shame, like a vampire repulsed by the sun)
For whatever reason, I could not finish a book this month.
I did try, though!
SnapDragon’s Failed Attempts at This Month’s Novel Reading & Why She Gave Up:
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez (1985)
I started reading this as sort of a little book-club assignment with a friend of mine. The descriptions were beautiful. But my frazzled mind could not focus, and everyday I failed to read made me feel like a loser. It felt even worse to back out, despite my friend’s reassurance that truly, it’s like not a big deal.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (2017)
I loved this book. I was very much into it, until I got about halfway through, and there was a NICU scene. Nope. #PTSD.
The Blue Bedspread by Raj Kamal Jha (1999)
Another good start. Riveting first-person narration. Then there was a Game-of-Thrones-style brother/sister thing, described in far too much detail. Yeah, done.
Three strikes*, and Snap is out of the Book-of-the-Month ballgame!
(For May, anyway.)
But of course, Dear Reader, she’ll be back.
. . .
SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and dedicated cat-mom.
. . .
* Oh yeah. I also started A Clockwork Orange. I even highlighted the slang terms and wrote the definitions in the margins. I do appreciate it, but again, will have to revisit it another time. (You know. Frazzled mind, and all. . .)