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Reading Time!

I haven’t been to the library in months because I’ve been too busy working on the book. I needed to spend my time writing, not reading, and THIS is what happens when I go to the library.

Some of these I’d heard about and was dying to read and some I was delighted to discover for the first time. As the kids browsed, I filled my bag. When it got to the point where I could not actually fit another book in the bag, I made the kids drag me out of there lest I fill up their arms too.

We checked out with 15 books for me, and 10 books between the 4 of them. (Usually they come out with a huge pile themselves, but they got distracted reading the books they’d already picked out, so they didn’t end up with as many. I, being a much more seasoned library goer, am not so easily distracted from the purpose at hand: finding as many fabulous books as I possibly can.) (Plus, as I may have mentioned, I was totally hogging the bag space. May have to bring two bags next time …)

Here’s the list, in case you’re interested and don’t want to squint at the picture:

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (I *love* her writing! Can’t wait.)
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (I was a little meh about the first one in the series, so not sure I’ll end up reading this all the way through. If I get meh about this one too, then I won’t waste my time.)
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Sapphique by Catherine Fisher (Really liked the first book, though it took me a while to get into.)
The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson (Loved the first book, excited to read this.)
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor (Did I mention how much I LOVE Laini Taylor?)
Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot (Actually, I’d thought the title was Paris on Fire, which is why I picked it up. Just now as I typed it in did I realize it was Pants on Fire. But anything by Meg Cabot is good.)
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (Looks like a funny read.)
Airhead by Meg Cabot
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick (Fell in LOVE with his first, Hugo Cabret. Didn’t know he had another one out. Cannot WAIT to read it!)
100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson (Never heard of it, looks like a great MG book.)
So B. It by Sarah Weeks (Another I’d never heard of, but looks amazingly good.)
The Book of Time by Guillaume Prévost (Never heard of it, but looks really good. Another MG I think.)
Flight of the Phoenix (Nathanial Fludd, Beastologist) by R.L. LaFevers (I actually picked up this MG book  with Riley and Torin in mind, figuring they’d love to read it, but I’m going to read it too because it looks really good. I haven’t read anything by LaFevers yet, but I’ve heard great things about her.)
Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix (This just looked really good–the excerpt on the back totally sucked me in even though it isn’t what I’d usually read. It’s a fictionalized account of the fire at the Triangle Waist Company in NYC, which killed 146 young immigrants in 1911.)

Okay, now the problem is . . . which do I choose first?

Hope your week is filled with good books. (Oh, and do tell if you’ve read anything great lately. I’m always up for reading recommendations!) Have a great day, everyone!


10 thoughts on “Reading Time!

    1. j meyers Post author

      I know, I KNOW!! I’ve been waiting so long to read it. But there’s a part of me that wants to savor it . . . maybe read a couple of others first. Because you know most books will pale in comparison to *anything* Laini Taylor writes. :-) Seriously, she is the most amazing writer.

    1. j meyers Post author

      Yes, it is. I’ve never read her so I’m excited to read it—that excerpt was a perfect hook.

  1. Emily Ward

    Haha that’s my kind of library trip! Delirium is great. I have Daughter of Smoke and Bone on hold for me at the library right now!

    1. j meyers Post author

      I simply cannot walk out of the library with only a book or two. Not possible! I’ve heard good things about Delirium, and I read and liked her first, Before I Fall. (But there’s just too many to choose from!)

  2. Lolita

    Great books you got! I recently read Delirium and I absolutely loved it! I still want to read daughter of smoke and bone, have heard good things about it.

    1. j meyers Post author

      Glad to hear you loved Delirium. I have no idea what it’s about, but I’m anxious to read it.

      I’m most excited about reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone. And if you haven’t read Laini Taylor’s other books . . . go. get. them. now. I cannot express to you in mere words how fabulous a writer she is. Her books are masterpieces. In her Dreamdark series (Blackbringer, and then Silksinger) the world she created was so ALIVE.

  3. Robyn St Peter

    Thanks Jen, always looking for some great books. I work at Colcheser High School and found that I enjoy reading YA, surprise :) Plus Alex is just now getting into books, she is a late bloomer- I blame her father :) Looking forward to reading Intuition and Intangible!

    1. j meyers Post author

      You know, Robyn. I’ve found that YA and MG books are really the most exciting, creative, and interesting books on the market. The story moves along at a quicker pace because it’s written for an audience whose attention must be kept to keep them reading, who are not going to wander through unnecessary, though perhaps beautiful, exposition. I *love* these genres.

      And for some kids, like Alex, they get into reading a little older than others. For some it takes the right book to get them going. Some kids also learn to read at later ages–it really depends on the kid–and I believe that we shouldn’t push it until a kid is really ready, or s/he’ll end up hating reading.

      What does Alex like to read? Maybe I can make some suggestions of other books she might like. :-)