i joined goodreads after hearing about it from fran. i always have 9 books started, and no attention span, and a to-read list a mile deep. i tend to suffer from reading hangovers pretty often, too… reading an awesome book, and then being too intimidated to start another one because i just know it won’t live up to what i just left.
goodreads is amazing for suggestions. i never know where to start a book search. so i find myself lost in review after review. i have a few books on my to-read list now that i feel as hopeful for as some of my favorite books [not that that always means anything].
so far on goodreads, i’ve found garden spells, by sarah addison allen. it was great. the cover threw me, and i hesitated to pick this one up. and then, it was my favorite book since… my last favorite book. i liked the idea of it [if not quite the whole thing] almost as much as the night circus. no. i lied. it hurt to write that. still nothing lives up to that for me this year. but it was a good read.
i also found the divergent trilogy — duology, really, which i just had to google as the word geek that i am. it will be a trilogy sometime next year. of course i’m hooked. just like the rother ridiculous YA series i pined away for this year — hunger games and uglies. i am a fool for dystopian book after book after book.
i’ve gotten through more books this year than i have in any other year recently. not many books, but more. i’ve made it a rule to toss any book i’m not totally absorbed with. it’s good for my well-being. i don’t like suffering through a book just to check the box off [and i love checkboxes]. so i end up with only books that i’ve really enjoyed, or enjoyed something about.
so now, november. right now, i’m rereading garden spells, and a terrible sarah dessen book that makes me feel good before bedtime. i also think i will pick up the last twilight book and skim through that again. i have big embarrassing plans to see the last movie in the theater this friday with a friend. i have to read it a little bit one last time, since it probably won’t be the same after i see it. full disclosure: i’m a dweeb. i guess i should go browse goodreads to find some new books…