While my reading pace is still not quite up to abnormal speed, I have managed to dive into a couple of books that are really holding my attention. I am loving The Girl with the Dragon Tattooeven though I don't know what the hell happened in the first fifty pages. If someone does, kindly offer a quick summary. I am glad I waited to read this book because I can now cruise through the next two in the trilogy with no wait...except the one at the library for The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest(great title!). I didn't even put myself into that queue yet since I still need to finish Tattoo and Fire. I can't wait to see what number I am for the holds list.

My reading friend Tara recommended the book A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True for our summer reading list. I started it last night and am already enjoying the story, even though I would probably have been just as content to stare at the cover art for 35 minutes instead...it's so blue...and pretty...

This was at 1:00am after a very long time period on the Nintendo DS.

I am making my way over to the library today to pick up several books for my summer reading lists for book groups on Goodreads. I better start churning out the books or I will never get through the lists! People picked out some real winners this year, and I want to read almost every book nominated!

If you're interested in joining us, hop on over to the best book site ever and look for Busy as a Bee Books in the groups section. We'd love some new, active members...especially males! We're low in that department! The summer is a great time to get involved.

Happy reading! ...or DS playing...
I have experienced something in the past two weeks I have never experienced before: a lack of interest in reading. This lack of interest in reading has spawned a mild depression because I don't clearly understand the root of this problem.

Is it too much Cleveland basketball?

Is it that I have been sick off and on and not wanting to "tax myself" with words and would rather watch Lifetime movies and shows on the DVR?

Is it that my mind is on a million other projects?

I think it is a combination of all of the above, and before you go judging me on my watching Lifetime movies, you should also know that I watched Mildred Pierce this week as well. My interests are VAST, friends.

I have so many great books on my shelves waiting for my attention; two of these books I have been looking forward to for quite some time and I plan on starting both this weekend: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Woman in White. Hopefully, this funk passes, I turn off the television, put down the Nintendo DS, and get my brain cells going again with a great book.