Monday, August 20, 2012
I picked up this book because I had read Electricity by Glendinning, and really liked it. I looked back at Electricity when I was disappointed by The Grown-Ups, and my son's ultrasound from my second trimester of pregnancy fell out. It's obviously been a couple of years since I read it, since my son is just getting ready to start his first trimester of high school. Both The Grown-Ups and Electricity are set in England, but The Grown-Ups is set in the present day (of when it was written in the late 1980's) and Electricity is historical fiction. The historical fiction may be a better fit for Glendinning, since she is better known for her biographies. The Grown-Ups was actually written before Electricity, and maybe my mistake was reading something earlier by an author that I liked, rather than something more recent.
If I had taken The Grown-Ups with me on vacation, and I didn't have many other choices, I am sure that I would have finished it, and possibly grown to like it. But with a house full of books waiting for me to read them, I just don't have time to waste on something so-so.
At least that's one more down for the Off the Shelf Challenge.
Next up: The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and That Veil Thing by Sumbul Ali-Karamali
Almost Done Listening to: Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult. I think I'll be writing about this one tomorrow.