I’m still reading My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy by Nora Titone and during my dinner breaks at work, I’m reading The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2. I just finished The Return of Sherlock Holmes and now am on to The Valley of Fear, followed by His Last Bow and The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes to round out the collection. Other than that, even though I said on Sunday I’d pick out something to go with My Thoughts Be Bloody, I’m not reading anything.
I’m still thinking I might continue Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe series or Lawrence Block’s Burglar/Bernie Rhodebarr series or maybe even start Block’s Matthew Scudder series. Hopefully I’ll let you know by this Sunday’s Sunday Salon.
I haven’t progressed very far into My Thoughts Be Bloody, but it’s no fault of the book, the subject matter or the author. The weather is changing for the better here, with temperatures in the low 60s (Fahrenheit), but unfortunately my allergies are kicking in full swing. The last few days have not been fun and when I’m not at work hopped up on Sudafed (I already take generic Allegra, which helps most of the time except on particularly bad days like the last few), I’m home on the couch either listening to music or trying to focus on something on Netflix. Reading just isn’t happening.
In non-reading related news, I’m getting bored with this blog, which for those of you who have followed this blog for a while, this will come as no surprise. I’ve had several blogs, starting with a running blog, then running the gamut from a book blog to a humor blog to a spiritual blog to an “anything goes” blog. I could write more about this, but it’s just more blogger navel-gazing that you’ve seen too much of here. As spring approaches, I’ll be doing some spring cleaning here, but I don’t know yet what form that will take. You’ll have to stay tuned.
What are you reading here in the middle of the week? Do you ever grow bored with your blog? What do you do to spice it up?