Wednesday, November 23, 2011

In Which I Justify My Holiday Weekend Reading Choices

So here's the thing. I have this long vacation looming ahead of me, a perfect time to read read read (you'd think anyway, it may end up being too crazy to read) and as of last night, all I had going was that very slow Wheel of Time book. Why are these things so slow in the beginning (beginning here meaning first several hundred pages)? I'm starting to second guess this quest!

Anyway, and then I thought, why should I spend my whole vacation reading this book that's not grabbing me? Why not read something I'm really anxious about and dying to read?

So I sat on the bed, gathered a few of the "loudest" books, and read the first few pages of them all. I loved the history (history here meaning a refresher course of the first three books) pages at the beginning of Inheritance, then I jumped right into the first few pages of the first chapter. They were interesting enough, but then I thought, why would I start yet another 700 plus page fantasy this weekend? Why would I do that to myself? What am I thinking??

So I read the first bit of The Night Circus, a prologue of sorts. And it was short and sweet and simple and very mysterious. And really quite interesting.

I also read the first page (maybe even paragraph) of Supernaturally, which would definitely be quick and fun and easy. And it did appear from that first little bit that it would be. But I don't know, I just wasn't in the mood!

Then I looked over a few more books in the stacks, nothing seemed right. Nothing! Argh! Frustrating! The whole weekend! I just wanted something really, really, you know, really, GRABBING!

I picked up The Night Circus again. First chapter. Love the style. The mysterious feeling continued. Second chapter. Oh boy. Something is up. Third chapter. Hooked. Grabbed.

I think this is it... I'll be reading The Night Circus this weekend, for starters anyway. I hope I can get through more than just one book.

As for the Wheel of Time quest? On hold for these few days anyway. There's just not enough time for reading this one right now while it's so slow!

(Speaking of time.... we also saw the movie In Time last night. It's making me think twice how to spend my time, you know? We all have a clock counting down our minutes/months/years left on this earth, we just can't see it. So, why waste it? You know?)

I don't know why I feel I have to justify all this! Probably because the Wheel of Time book is a buddy read and I just can't quit on it! Probably because I need/want to read Inheritance before the author appearance, and it's not short. Probably because I'm just weird. Maybe you all get it? Maybe you feel the need to justify sometimes too?

Here's hoping many good things happening with your time this weekend! And lots of wonderful fascinating books to read too!


  1. Oh, I'm SOOOO with you. I'm having a REALLY hard time re-reading the Inheritance books. I'm enjoying them but that pressure to finish at a certain time is making me crazy! I'll have to put Shatter Me on hold till I'm done and it's bothering me! Sigh, why does reading turn into a chore sometimes?

  2. I really hope you enjoy The Night Circus!

  3. I really enjoyed The Night Circus. It was ambitious, lush, and satisfying.

  4. I've been avoiding The Night Circus because of all the crazy hype. But I really, really want to read it. I'm worried my expectations are way too high. I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

  5. AH!!! I am so jealous that you have seen In Time! I have wanted to see it since I saw the previews this summer and then it came and I was busy (imagine that) and then no one else had heard of it and didn't want to see it. So we will have to discuss today what you thought of it!

  6. I'm another one who has been putting off reading The Night Circus because of all the buzz. Would be hard for any book to live up the the hype, so hoping it's as good as promised!

    And no, you're not the only one who feels that they have to justify their book choices. I'm waiting for something to jump out at me and demand to be read, as nothing is grabbing my interest lately... :(

  7. The Night Circus is definitely a mysterious read and I hope that you end up enjoying it as much as I did! I cannot wait to read Inheritance and am so very jealous that you actually get to meet him! Can't wait to hear how it all goes! Enjoy! :)



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