Sing with me!
I was trucking right along with Edward Hardy's Keeper and Kid, but then I hit a road block. I have to say, I genuinely enjoyed Hardy's writerly voice....the writing just sounded good. However, I got to about page 56 and the situation that put the child in the hands of his father was just so contrived and clunky that I decided to put it aside. I don't know if it was a case of underdevelopment leading to Keeper's moment of discovery of his son or what, but it just didn't work for me. Sadly, I will not continue with the book, but watch for it in an upcoming giveaway. It's a nice signed hardback, and I know several bloggers who really enjoyed the story, but as it turns out, it's just not my cup of caffeine free diet coke.
In case you're interested, here's the accompanying blurb:
"In this humorous and poignant novel, Edward Hardy explores the depths of modern love, parenthood, and compromise. Keeper and Kid is the story of how a normal guy receives an unexpected gift and in turn must learn to ask more of others and himself. A coming-of-age story for the guy who thought he had already grown up, Keeper and Kid is a sharp and witty account of what we do for love."
On to other reading adventures.
Right now I'm staring at a stack of potentially tasty unread books. Among them, Lonely Werewolf Girl, by Martin Millar; The Solitary Vice, by Mikita Brottman; and The Collection, by Goia Diliberto. What I really should be staring at are the books I've already started: Blood Kin (Ceridwen Dovey) and Green, Greener, Greenest (Lori Bongiorno).
I'm experiencing a serious case of jumping bean syndrome, reading a handful of books, dipping into a handful of others, and generally lusting after anything I'm not actively reading. I'm a readerly adulterer if you will. Oh well, there are worse things.
I've been peeking at my sidebar and I'm feeling pretty guilty about the state of things as far as my reading challenges go. As is generally the case, I'm wayyyy behind on the 2008 TBR Challenge. That's also the case for every other challenge, really. The first one that's wrapping up is Carl's brilliant Once Upon a Time II. It finishes in just a couple of weeks, so expect to see me diving headlong into some fantasy soon. I also expect I'll make some headway on Dewey's Graphic Novel Challenge when the Read-a-Thon kicks up. There's nothing to keep me reading for a whole day like a quick, enthralling graphic novel.
I hope you're all having a stellar Sunday! Enjoy it...Monday is just around the corner. I'm off to do some more reading and blog hopping. I'm woefully behind on both!