I hope your days & weekends (American or not!) are filled with food, fun, friends, family and…freading time? Okay, READING TIME. It doesn’t quite fit with the “f” theme does it?
Either way, I hope to get a lot of quality REST time in. AKA reading time!
I’m thinking of tackling the stack below. Any suggestions on where to start? Have you read any of these?
Sending lots of love your way for Thanksgiving!
Morning, friends! I was up and at ‘em bright and early this pretty but FREEZING 30-something-degree day in Chicago for one good reason: IT’S ALLEGIANT DAY!
Veronica Roth’s latest in the Divergent series released today, so I met my friend Tara at a Barnes and Noble to pick it and have a little coffee before work.
Did you see the best part?
YESSIR, that’s my name in it. AHHHH!
Are you going to get Allegiant today?
I’m a quitter. And I’m proud of it.
Well, a book quitter.
If a book is not working for me, I put it down and start something else.
I’ve heard so many fellow readers say they can’t bring themselves to do this, and I just don’t get it.
THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD BOOKS WAITING TO BE READ. And we have so little time in this life. Why waste your time with one you’re not enjoying? This is supposed to be fun! Why torture yourself?
This totally hit me the other day looking at my pile of books to read…
Can you tell I was having a moment? Ha! Based on the Twitter feedback, you’ve all been there too.
I do understand the perspective of challenging yourself with books. That’s why I’ve joined a book club full of ladies with vastly different reading tastes than my own. But if I’m not feeling a book after 50 pages or maybe 100, I won’t keep going.
If I do try to plow through, you know what happens? A major reading slump.
That happened to me this summer when I promised a publisher I’d read a book, but it was totally blah. I had to keep reading…and it took me THREE WEEKS to plow through it. In Anna Reading Time, that’s like months.
I’m curious: What are your thoughts? Are you a book quitter too? Or are you in it till the end whenever you pick up a new read? I can’t wait to hear what you think — leave a comment!
This summer, my dear friend Jamie has been coming up with fun posts each Friday and I’ve totally been tagging along on the fun. First she did an A to Z Bookish Survey (Jamie’s | Mine), then it was My Life in Book Titles (Jamie’s | Mine).
Now, it’s yearbook-style bookish senior superlatives! Love this. Here we go…
Most Likely to Change the World
Katniss from The Hunger Games — the girl’s a revolutionary!
Lola & Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door
She probably doesn’t think she’s funny, but Ruby Oliver from E. Lockhart’s books cracks me up
Most Likely To Become Famous For Their Athletic/Musical/Artistic Abilities
Jasmine from Amplified by Tara Kelly
All-Around Good Person
Clara from Unearthly — I mean, she’s not good all the time but she is an angel…
Willem from Just One Day, bigtime! What a ladies’ man!
Most Likely to Be Fought Over
Rose from Vampire Academy
Mostly Likely to Be Friends Forever
Jessica & Hope from Sloppy Firsts
Most Likely to Have Their Own Reality Show
Mallory from Going Vintage — doesn’t the premise of this book sound like a reality show too?
Bennett from Time Between Us
Most Likely to Survive an Apocalypse
Alex from Ashes — those books are hardcore SCARY!
Most Likely to Be a Villain
Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter. Gosh, he sucks.
Will from The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas — so shy! Loved him.
Most Likely to Break Your Heart
Will from Cassie Clare’s Clockwork books — he’s so lovable but he doesn’t believe he can be loved! Oh, the emo!
Bella from Twilight literally speaking — changed into a vamper
Most Likely to Get Arrested
Dani from Stealing Heaven — she’s a thief, but her heart’s not in it, so she’s begging to get caught!
Self Proclaimed God/Goddess
Percy Jackson, demigod
Best Person to Bring Home to Mom & Dad
Roger from Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour
Most Likely to Make You Cry
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Dares to Be Different (in world, plot, storytelling, etc.)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Most Likely to Make You Swoon
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Most Likely to Be a Favorite of 2013
The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead (here’s hoping!)
Most Likely to Change the World (or change your life)
Golden by Jessi Kirby
Book You Are Most Likely to Keep Putting Off
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (sorry, Tara)
Most Likely to End Up As Christmas Gifts for Everyone You Know
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Most Likely to Be Thrown
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (UGH WARNER I CAN’T EVEN)
Most Likely to Be Reread More Than Once
Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty OMG
Most Likely to Make You Read Through an Earthquake Because It’s THAT Engrossing
I couldn’t put down The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Most Likely to Be Passed On to Your Children
Jessica Darling’s It List #1 by Megan McCafferty
Most Likely to Break Your Heart into a Million Pieces
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead (BRIDGE SCENE)
Most Likely to Brighten Up Your Day
Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols — ahh, summer books!
What do you guys think of my choices?
Hope my U.S. friends are enjoying their long weekends. As you can see from the picture above: I SURE AM!
I’m going to take a little break but will be back on Tuesday with a review of THE BEST BOOK I READ ALL YEAR.
Can you guess what it is?