16 May 2010

Sunday Salon: Graphic Novel Overload; "Required" Reading

--Sometimes my library list is balanced, but more often than not it is weighted toward one family member or another. This week, C2 is the winner. Since her preferred genre is graphic novels, we have a rather colorful stack:

Catwoman: The Visual Guide GoGo Monster Skeleton Key: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider) Gunnerkrigg Court, Volume 1: Orientation

I enjoy a good graphic novel myself, so I may read one or two of these when she's done with them.

--As most of you know, my reading time is pretty much unfettered. I don't solicit ARCs, I rarely join challenges, and I don't belong to any book clubs. I read what I want to read when I want to read it. This week, however, I seem to have added some "required" reading to my list. First, a friend and I have decided to do a Bible study together. Then, another acquaintance on a weight loss listserv suggested that we all read Geneen Roth's Women, Food, and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything, which was featured on Oprah recently. After that, I got word that I won a book through Goodreads First Reads program. Perhaps this taste of structure and commitment will revitalize my reading life.

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

I'm another unfettered reader. Challenges tend to make me NOT want to read those kinds of books (even if they're on my TBR list!). There's just something about knowing I *have* to read something that takes the enjoyment out of it. (Reading for school is different, though, I like having to read for school! Doesn't make any sense, does it?)

Enjoy your books this week! :)

1girl2manybooks said...

Hope you don't mind, but I stole this!