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bookgazing ([personal profile] bookgazing) wrote2014-05-02 11:27 pm

They Got a Dog

1.) Kristin Cashore's books are amazing. I think "Graceling" is still my favourite, but I fell in love with the characters of "Fire" (actually had a little trouble moving on from them). I did end up thinking "Bitterblue" was probably the most accomplished novel though. The plot works and kept its mystery, which the other two struggled to do. Of course, having burned through all three books in three weeks I'm in the same situation as when I finished "The Dream Thieves". I'm just peering around at the many, many books in my house and turning away from them huffily because they're not by one particular author.

2.) It's probably best for me to work on finishing off series right now. Reading all of Cashore's book so quickly reignited my passion for reading which, if it hasn't been exactly flagging, has been quite easily pushed out of the way to make space for other more practical tasks/moping. I think for a while I lost the excited feeling I used to have when I thought about starting a new story and was just left feeling like starting a new book would be too much work. I need to foster the feeling of my blood and brain fizzling with excitement as I read and focusing on fictional worlds I already know I enjoy is probably a good place to start.

3.) I need to make space if I want to buy more books. It is simply impossible to fit anything else in the space that I have and I need to have a major clear out. I have such a hard time giving books away, but I've been building up to it by clearing out a couple of boxes of other things in the garage. I will have to resist the strong urge to cling because I might want to read something in twenty years time. That's what libraries are for!

4.) There are still so many things to do and not enough time to do them in. So many tempting projects and so few hours. Bank Holiday must be used to its maximum.

5.) "Orphan Black" S2 is in the UK and you better believe I'm going to talk about it a lot. I think we're an episode behind the US so at least there isn't a huge lag like with the first series. Alison is in a musical?!

6.) In case anyone is keeping up with my "Person of Interest" news Amy and I are moving on to S2. In the first episode John Reese got a dog and named him Bear. It's possible I may be dead by the end of this series if these antics continue.
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[personal profile] myfriendamy 2014-05-03 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
Alison's musical <3333 And just Alison's everything tbh.

I know what you mean about the difference between reading something great and having it ignite your love for reading and reading stuff that might be good or is just mediocre but doesn't make you want to READ ALL THE BOOKS immediately. I think before blogging/writing about books, I was much more of a read soemthing great all the time kind of person, IDK.

And yeah I agree giving books away is hard, so hard, I need another major culling too.

and aw POI. I actually finally put it together how brilliant/smart the show's use of the library is! Why am I so slow.

[identity profile] 2014-05-04 07:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Orphan BLACK. Orphan BLACK. I have been enjoying it so much as of yet, although I'd enjoy it more if the clones' stories weren't all quite so separate from each other. I hope they can come back together soon.

Note: I love throwing away books. It makes space! Wonderful shelf space! Maybe it's one of those things that gets easier and pleasanter the more often you do it?

[identity profile] 2014-05-05 01:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Glad you liked the Cashore books so much. The other books I felt that way about in the last few years were the Megan Whalen Turner Thief books and the Kage Baker books. Oh, and that one we read by Alan Deniro, Total Oblivion. I think of that world a lot.