Monday, April 18, 2005

Sliver of sunshine amid the burnout

Finally finished the Honeymoon book. It was ok. Simply that. I'm a dedicated armchair traveler & am reasonably widely read within this genre. So, I have to say, this one was merely average. It had its moments, both good & bad. Thank heavens I didn't buy it.

Read Maili's rant over at McVane. (Note to self: I really need to make a list of favorite links on my sidebar). I've struggled with burnout for a year now. Mainly for the reasons she lists. I've stopped pushing myself to keep at it, honestly. I've built up a healthy TBR & have even flirted with getting rid of most of it, simply because I seem to be moving on in some ways. I've read romances for 25 years now. Characterization within this genre doesn't seem to have grown all that much even over such a time frame. I can't quite bring myself to toss them though.

On a brighter note, I started a Sister Fidelma mystery, Suffer Little Children by Peter Tremayne. Her character is so self possessed & assured. Not to mention three dimensional. Tremayne is a pseudonym for a reputable expert on ancient Celts & he manages to bring his expertise to the series without dragging it down. If only there was a drop of romance in them I'd be in heaven! Ah well...nothing's perfect!!

2 comments:

Unemployed Chick said...

Hi Amanda

Thanks for stopping by on my inaugural post! I became inspired by you and Tara Marie's bravery in starting your own blogs. And believe me I do stop by often!

Amy aka Unemployed Chick

Anne E. said...

Now I have to look for the Sister Fidelma mysteries! Oh, why did I, with a huge TRB pile, read this post!!!