Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Blogger's Block

Happy holidays to all my favourite booklovers!

I hope everyone is having an amazing holiday filled with quality time with friends, family and a few good books.

I must apologize for neglecting BBTO, it is just that for the past few months I have not been feeling very inspired.

Once or twice a year I go through stages where I have a hard time really getting into books, even some that are really good. I just started This Is Where I Leave You. I am enjoying it but still getting distracted and my attention span seems better suited to surfing the net or watching a few episodes of my new favourite shows: United States of Tara, American Horror Story and Game of Thrones.

Two books that did stand out over the past few months were two very different books:

1. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
One of the best bios I have ever read. Fascinating.

2. The Slap a novel by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas
It reminded me of Little Children by Tom Perrotta because it deals with dysfunctional family relationships and drama in the burbs.

Anyone have any good suggestions on books that are hard to put down? I'm going to Quebec City for a few days and it is going to be very cold! I have a feeling I will be spending a lot of time reading in some lovely little coffee shops.

And is anyone planning on going to see the movie We Need to Talk About Kevin? It is coming out in January and I can't wait to see it.

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