My own birthday is tomorrow (27, here I come!), and my husband was thoughtful enough to buy me a hot pink Sony Vaio netbook as a gift. It was also a gift to himself, as he was sick of me using his work laptop. I was afraid the netbook might be too small but it took no getting used to–it is easy to us e and I haven’t had any issues with its size. I am also using my birthday money to go to a local indie bookstore, The Book Loft, tomorrow and I am meeting my parents and one of my sisters for dinner at Brio, so I am excited!
As for my reading . . . it has not been going well this week. When I left you last Sunday, I was reading both February, by Lisa Moore and The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Ackerman. Since that post, both books have moved to the DNF pile. Two DNF books in one week is unheard of for me! With February, which was longlisted for the Booker this year, I just hated the writing style. It was too poetic and too flowy and the story ended up getting lost. With The Zookeeper’s Wife, which I was reading for my bookclub, I was not expecting nonfiction. I thought it would be historical fiction, and I just could not get into the book after that. Also, I am kind of sick of reading about the Holocaust at this point. I need a break! So I put them both down in favor of The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai. Thankfully I am having much more luck with this one and will hopefully finish it soon.
I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday!