Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I Heart YA Carnival #3: Work Zone, No Reading Allowed
The I Heart YA Carnival is hosted by Suze Reese, author of the ExtraNormal series. Each Tuesday, a blog prompt will be posted about a topic related to the YA genre. Click the button to learn how to join in!
This week's prompt is: "My inspiration for this week's prompt come from my college-age daughter, who reminded me of a condition that I'm fairly certain is genetic: compulsive over-bloated non-stop devourage of books. Especially when they're good. Or in other words, neither of us can stop reading when we get our hands on a good book, even for things like food, water, exercise, sleep, work or school. ... So what about you? Are you a nibbler or a devourer? Or does it depend? And what's the worse thing you've blown off for the sake of a book?"
I'm a procrastinator by nature - any excuse to put something off is a good enough excuse for me. And reading a good book is one of the best excuses of all!
When I get my hands on the right book, I am most definitely a devourer. If the story pulls me in, I can finish a book in a day. Hours and hours pass by when it feels like I've only been reading for maybe 30 minutes. I'll take the book to bed and read till it's late, promising myself I'll read just one more chapter... and then suddenly it's 4am and I've finished the book. And then I'm in that fuzzy between-the-book-and-the-real-world state and my mind is going a mile a minute and sleep is now impossible. But I wouldn't trade that wonderful feeling for all the uninterrupted hours of sleep in the world!
Here are some YA books that my own case of compulsive over-bloated non-stop devourage of books has led me to read in a day recently: