Monday, August 29, 2011

Rediscovering An Old Love

SILO is in the hands of readers and I have to let it sit for a few weeks after I get notes anyway. My nightstand is...EMPTY! Gasp! How can that be? I'm not sure. I end every day reading. Some nights I stay up later than I should (thank you, Patrick Rothfuss). Between vacation and finishing up my first draft of SILO, it somehow slipped my notice that my TBR pile was dwindling.

I took a walk down to the library on Friday. It's funny that even as an adult, I get the same thrill leaving with an arm load of books. I got so carried away with excitement that I ended up with seven books. I realized at the desk that I still had to walk home with them. I managed to make it home.

As I was sorting through the stack at home, it hit me - I checked out the first book in six series. Oops. That was bright. Not a big deal if the series weren't already complete. But they are. I cracked open Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Wow. It sucked me. Depressing, hard read but addictive from the get go. I closed it this afternoon. I'll be headed back to the library in the morning to get the next two books in the series.

In the meantime, I'm cracking open Midnighters as soon as I'm done with this blog post. Or maybe Uglies. But Midnighters The Secret Hour is a BRAND NEW book at my library so when I open it, it has that new book smell. Very attractive to me. We'll see which book wins out.

I haven't enjoyed a weekend this much in awhile. Rediscovering my old love - reading. Devouring, really would be a better word. My goal is a book in two days. I have plenty of time while I'm letting SILO marinate!

What about you - what are you reading? What's on your TBR pile? Any "must reads" for me?


  1. Ah, reading time! I haven't read a whole lot this summer and it bums me out. I just finished THE PSYCHOPATH TEST by Jon Ronson (non-fiction) that has me mentally "testing" everyone... some people are scoring weirdly high on the psychopathy checklist.

    Or, maybe that's just my paranoia.

  2. I was reading this in Google reader and when I saw Uglies I had to click over and say read that! Seriously, just go now. You can learn so much about tension and suspense from this book, plus the writing and the high concept and dear God why are you still reading this?

  3. Reading the lastest from Preston and Child at the moment.

  4. I love full weekends of reading! My last trip to the library, I came out with seventeen books. I always go with a big canvas bag to carry them in!

  5. I've just banned myself from buying more books. I have so many waiting to be read that I'm starting to wonder if I'll live long enough, LOL. I have two books on the go at the moment and one of them is Stephen King's 'On Writing'. I've read it before, but I often dip in for inspiration.

  6. Yep, UGLIES was good. Have you read THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner? THE GHOST AND THE GOTH by Stacey Kade? (the latter is a lighter read). Or MATCHED by Ally Condie?