I’m getting that bogged down feeling when I’ve read something long and hard. It’s like eating really healthy, high-fiber food for a week and you just want a Twinkie or something. I like long, hard books (and high-fiber food, for that matter) but I need something fluffy, sweet and entertaining to get me in the mood for more of the difficult books on my to-read pile. This is why I usually alternate between classics and YA (Young Adult) fiction. After reading YA stuff, I want something with some depth and meaning. When I finish a hard book that took me forever to get through, it’s nice to have something like YA books that boost my confidence and remind me that I am good at reading after all.
So here’s my dilemma. I have read so many first books in YA series that I’m worried I’ll start forgetting who’s who in all these series by the time the rest of the books come out. So, no new series. That whacks off half of my YA to-read list. Plus, I’m out of money so that leaves me with the selection at the library or on lendle and I’ve looked – there’s nothing there but Book 1 in some series I haven’t read yet. GRRR. I’m going to finish
my book tonight and I want something new to read NOW. Maybe my husband’s got 10 bucks he won’t miss. I’ve really wanted to read Beastly by Alex Flinn before I watch the movie from Redbox. In fact, I think I’m going to go look for my husband’s wallet right now…
P.S. I think I’m totally waking up at 5 am to watch J.K. Rowling’s announcement live. Chances are YouTube will crash with all the visitors, but I don’t care. I’ll sit there with the rest of the world refreshing the page til it works and I KNOW what the heck her website is about.