Friday, July 4, 2008

Books and Reading

So, my niece loaned me a bunch of books last Thursday: The 5 Artemis Fowl books, books 2 and 3 of the Fabelhaven series, and some other random books. After reading all of the Artemis Fowl books in 3 days and book 2 of Fabelhaven yesterday, I realized something: I hate series books.

Well, lemme rephrase that. I hate *waiting* for series books. I didn't even start reading Harry Potter until book 3 or 4 had already come out, and by the time book 7 came out, I was just relieved the waiting was OVER. I've since read the series 2 or 3 more times. I didn't read Eragon until Eldest was about to be published, so I didn't have to wait that long for that one, and yet the third (and final) book in that series isn't due until this fall. It's making me crazy.

Seems to be my pattern to wait until there are a bunch of them out, then read them all really quickly. Then I wait (not so patiently) for the next one in the series, sometimes reading all the other ones again once or twice before the next one comes out. The 6th Artemis Fowl is coming out in 10 or 11 days, and I don't wanna wait for it. I heart those stories. lol. Having read The Host, I want to read the next story. Yesterday. I'm not so enamored of the Twilight series, but I wanna read the series anyway to find out if/how vampirism is reconciled in her world.

Yeah ... I know. I'm weird.


evitafjord said...

I love, love, love Artemis, but am still several books behind (most of which are on our shelf, but I'm behind on all book reading except HP, I did finally make it through 7 a bit after it came out). I read a lot when Sam was newborn, but he's a book-batter now, so not so much anymore.

David just started a series called Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I think it's in a similar vein to Artemis or at least similar genre. Not sure if it is a finished or unfinished series, but there are at least 3 (I just picked up #3 to see what the name of the series is lol).

stewbert said...

I'll have to see if my niece has those. If not, I'll head to the library. I'm reading the May Bird books (on #3), but they're kind of creepy ...