Apr 01, 2012, 3:00 pm
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March was an unusually slow month. These numbers are slightly skewed, as I’m still working on three books that will probably end up added to April’s count.

Either way, I’m finally making my way through some of the books that have been on my shelves for years, and it’s great to see those stacks steadily shrinking.

Bareback, by Kit Whitfield
Raising Demons, by Rachel Hawkins
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
Beggars in Spain, by Nancy Kress
Spell Bound, by Rachel Hawkins
Soulless, by Gail Carriger [DNF]

I think the reason for not reading is much is that I didn’t have much energy–between falling ill and having visitors over, I should probably be relieved I even made my monthly minimum of five books.

My choice in books didn’t help. Aside from Rachel Hawkins’s novels, all of the above went slowly for me, for very different reasons. Given my defunct attention span, though, the YA vs. adult factor is probably a significant one. I can’t remember the last time I blazed through an adult novel the way I regularly do with YA. Is that difference as blatantly obvious for anyone else?

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2 Responses to “March Reads”

  1. Reply fozmeadows  () says:

    I often find YA quicker to read than adult stuff – no matter the length of the book, the prose style is less likely to get bogged down in extraneous detail and description, so that even when a YA book is annoying me, it still feels like less of a chore to keep reading than a similarly frustrating adult work. It can also depend on the type of adult stuff, too, or my reasons for reading it: even when a book is good, I'll usually find it harder to read if it's something I've told myself MUST be read, as opposed to optional, recreational reading. And adult stuff that has lots of heavy, depressing content usually drains me, so that I read more slowly.

  2. Reply @madeofsilva  () says:

    honestly can't remember the last "adult" book I read for fun. it was probably back in high school (ironically!), when i started reading my mom's mystery novels.

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