I just finished a really good book- I’m a fast reader which means books don’t last long around me, and it also means I can re-read them because I will have forgotten or not noticed certain things. Anyway- back to the point- I have just finished a good book. Now I’ve seen movies- TV- read in books- about people who finish a good book, and sigh and sit there absorbing the amazing material they have just read, allowing the authors poetic words to float in their mind and marinate in the story. Me- I look for the next book. If I’ve read one in a series I want the next one NOW- if not maybe another by the same author- or maybe the same genre. What about you? When you’ve finished a book do you bask in the glory of that book or search your ‘to read list’ for the next one?
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you the knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
– Elizabeth Hardwick
Hello everyone just a quick note to let you know I will be at Comic Con until Monday, so I’m not ignoring you, I just don’t have any niffy computery stuff so I can stay connected while I’m gone. I’ll answer responses when I get back. But I think I’ve figured out how to post while I’m gone so Foreign Film Friday and Music Monday are still on. 🙂
I let the story marinate for a little while, but then I’m off to the next book, especially if it’s a series. What I really love is to get into a series when it’s all been written. That way I can get all of the books and have them ready to go when I’m done with one. I just read the first three books in a series in a week. I’ll start the fourth one today! I hate starting one while the author is still in the process of writing it because then I have to wait and I hate to wait!
I’m not good with waiting either- just finished the third in a series- ended with a bit of a cliffhanger- I’m thinking about stalking the author now.
Have fun at ComicCon! I just saw the list of panels and I’m totally kicking myself for not getting tickets… but there’s always next year!
I had so much fun!!! It was awesome- as it always is.
I look forward to your blogs – always! Thank you. I, too, read through a book, finish it, put it down, and look for the next one. And I re-read my books because I don’t remember the details anyway and if I liked them the first time, I like them the next time as well!
LOL- I’m the same way. So glad your enjoying my blog- I need to catch up on yours now that I’m back.
Hope you enjoy Comic Con – I hear that’s one of the best Cons around. 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you on the blog when you get back! Have fun.
Best con ever! LOL- I saw John Barrowman twice- he is so wonderful- plus many other people. I’ll try and write up something in the next week.