There just isn’t enough time in life to read all the books I want to read. There are so many that are already on my lists (actual written lists in multiple places and that ever-evolving one in my head) and yet I seem to add more to these lists every day.
I’m a fast reader, but I’m not fast enough.
I think I need to go on a vacation where I just bring a crap ton of books, and plow through them. On a beach. With a cocktail.
No, a drink (several, preferably). Not the movie.
That sounds like a recipe for getting a lot of quality reading done. (<– sarcasm)
Anyway, given this long list of books I have, it is doubly frustrating that I’ve been in a bit of a book funk. Nothing I have read in the past couple months has really grabbed me. Nothing has been terrible either, so that’s even more frustrating.
But, I think I am finally back in the game.
I finished another book on Monday, so I headed to the library yesterday. When I was checking out that book on the bottom there, the woman saw that I had THREE books on hold that I’d requested recently.
Yes, I was tempted to start the Casual Vacancy instantly, but the 503 pages kind of scared me off. My mood wasn’t much for starting in a hefty book like that, so instead, I opted for a smaller one.
Ahem. That’s graphic novel to you. It isn’t merely a comic.
I haven’t read many graphic novels. In fact I’ve only read three and they were a trilogy and I only read the first one for a book club I was in.
I wasn’t happy about the selection and I was embarrassed to read it in public but the first was so good I read the second and the third and then thought I’d get all into reading more. But I never did until yesterday.
Read my review of Anya’s Ghost here.
Quickie review: It was awesome. It was fast. It was exactly what I wanted to read. And I’m still thinking about it 12 hours after finishing it.
The book I finished on Monday was Catalyst. I’ve read a couple other books by Young Adult author extraordinaire, Laurie Halse Anderson, and even though I said I was taking a YA break…..I lied.
Read my review of Catalyst here.
Oh, right. The graphic novel is also a Young Adult book.
Maybe it’s time I suck it up and start that 500 page book that just a couple weeks ago I couldn’t wait another second for.
I’m on it.
What’s the last great book you read?