Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I Heart YA Carnival #3: Work Zone, No Reading Allowed

Suze Reese
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:

6 comments:

  1. Great post! And I love learning about great "pull me in" reads! I'm off to Amazon right now! Thanks!

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    1. Oh, they definitely pulled me in! Hope you enjoy them too!

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  2. I love the book recommendations I can get from reading other people's blogs. They rock.

    I'm like you in the procrastination department. The more I dread something - work, taxes, revision - the more I use any excuse to avoid it and put it off. Reading is a great one.

    I've heard Magic Under Glass is good, and I love the cover for The Poisoned House!

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    1. Magic Under Glass was great - I really enjoyed it. The Poisoned House was all my favorite things rolled into one: YA, historical fiction, gothic, and a ghost story. The end was a little predictable, but that didn't keep me from loving it!

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  3. I was listening to the Hunger Games on Audiobook, over 11 hours, and I was just the same, sitting at my desk, holding my embroidery, and sobbing over Rue's death. It definitely didn't take me more than 3 days, and I started off slow! (I got a lot of housepainting and embroidery done too!)

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    1. Oh, Rue. I didn't see that coming at all. I had to go back and read it like 3 times - I think I was in denial. I haven't tried many audiobooks, I usually only have them in the car for long drives. I should try listening to them indoors too - it sounds like it's productive! :)

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