Sep 19, 2010

The Sunday Salon – Reading Zombie

 

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For months I have been struggling with finishing books. Well, I finally got 3 done and what happens? My glasses disappear off the face of the earth. In an emergency effort I had to put in my trial contacts and my eyes have been miserable ever since. Of course now that I have met my goal and can pick up any new book I want my eyes bug me too much for me to be able to read.

 

But let’s try and celebrate the good things! Here are the three books I finished.

  1. Mockingjay
  2. Grass
  3. Indigara

 

Grass has been reviews, Mockingjay got a quasi review and I am trying to decide how I want to go about doing a full fledged post or if maybe I just want to skip it. The Indigara post has been written and will be up in a few days.

 

But now what? Well luckily, and oddly, Mr. X and I have the same prescription in our right eye. He has a pair of glasses I am going to try out for in house and reading use and save my contacts for outings. I am hoping this will help my eyes from getting quite so irritated.

 

Last week I listed some goal books that I would like to read soon, but unfortunately I haven’t even picked up one. (Okay, you caught me, I DID start the audio to The Windup Girl.) Yesterday was supposed to be the day I really delved into a new book, but it didn’t happen. So here is hoping today is the day. I am planning on reading The Dead-Tossed Waves, but honestly, i am scared. Why? Well, I loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth and I tend not to love the second book in a series. I am worried The Dead-Tossed Waves won’t be as amazing as I want it to be. The one thing it does have going in it’s favor is that it isn’t a direct sequel and hopefully this will be an easier transition for me.

 

I know a lot of people really love series, and I can understand their draw. But I think it takes a special kind of author to pull magic through all the books in the series and have the characters stay true.  Do you like to read books in a series back to back or do you leave a little time in between readings to let them breathe?

 

In an act of reading spontaneity, I have decided to rip off the band aid and pull my copy of The Dead-Tossed Waves off the shelf and just start reading right now.

 

First line:

“The story goes that even after the Return they tried to keep the roller coasters going.”

 

Oh! I think this was a good move. This line alone has sparked my interest in the book and I am slightly less fearful that I am not going to love what lies ahead.

 

Are you currently reading any books in a series?

5 comments:

  1. I often read only the first book in a series. Nothing more.

    Odd, right?!

    I've only read children's books this week, but what wonderful children's books they were! I'd love to have you stop in at my blog:
    www.readerbuzz.blogspot.com

    (And don't panic....the post IS in English, despite all outward appearances!)

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  2. That's terrible on the glasses. I have a bunch of extra pairs, but they are all the wrong prescription. My main ones broke a couple months ago and going back to my old pair gave me terrible headaches!

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  3. When I read books in a series I like to have breathing room between the books so I don't get tired of the author's writing style!

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  4. I do like to read books that are in series, but am not reading one right now. I recently read Matched by Ally Condie, and it's the first in a series. I can't wait to read the other books eventually.

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  5. Oh no, sorry to hear about your glasses - I hope you find them back :S

    As for series, I like reading them all in a row, but then tend to get a little sick of it, overdose on it you could say!

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