May 16, 2012

What Are You Reading? Wednesday

In Japan, after Golden Week, the humidity starts rolling in and the weather changes and people feel sluggish. I do, anyway. It's called Gogatsubyo (May sickness) and my whole family is feeling it. We are having early nights and not much reading is getting done, especially compared to Golden Week (days off!!)

Part of this might be that I picked up Natsuo Kirino's Real World. It's not that it's bad or that I am uninterested, but that it requires more concentration than I can give it at the moment. I might put it away for when my brain is a little less fuzzy. (if). Something this nicely written deserves more than I can give it right now. I need something with a bit more action. Suggestions?

My kids are into Froggy Plays Soccer at the moment. They like it, but to be honest I am not a fan. There's a rhyming sequence that just doesn't do it for me. But it is teaching my daughter to not touch the ball with her hands so who am I to complain?

What are you reading? Have you got a case of May sluggishness?


  1. That's one cute frog!

    What a striking cover (Real World).

    I'm still slowly enjoying Night Circus.

    PS I'm SO glad I inspired you and your honey to watch Breakfast at Tiffany's. I ended up not loving it but glad that I finally saw it. Let me know what you think of it :)

  2. I have still been reading just not commenting much!

    We read this book a couple times this week as well- Froggy plays soccer I mean! It is the only "Froggy" book my children have. I don`t mind it but I do understand what you mean.

    Noah has gone back to some of his old favourites this week including Karen Katz books, some Eric Carle favs and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I love you through and through is also a favourite for both boys.

    I have been doing no reading this week. ARGH! I am terrible! I am still working on the most recent Janet Evanovich on my kindle app on the ipad. Oh and blogs. Do blogs count? Will try to get some reading in tomorrow for me!

  3. I'm reading Inheritance by Christopher Paolini. I've read all the others in the series, so I had to read this one! I've just started it and it's a big book so I might be reading it for a while.

    May Sluggishness might be just what I have, although it isn't all that hot up here yet. We're still using the heater on occasion and the winter quilts at night. It's a bit unusual!

  4. I'm reading non-fiction at the moment, 'Cathedral, Forge and Waterwheel' about the inventions and technological advances made during the supposed Dark Ages. Afterwards I plan to read 'The Calvanni' by Chris McMahon. It's self published, but it won the 'One book many Brisbanes' competition.

    Xander's favourite book right now is 'Perky the Pukeko' by Michelle Osment, a very cute story about a New Zealand Farmer finding a random egg, giving it to a hen to hatch and the resulting fun with the Pukeko (swamp hen) that hatches. He might like this one because I do the sound effects with such enthusiasm. I really look forward to the day when he can tell me why he likes certain books.


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