God, I love reading. I can read anywhere. Standing in line at the airport. At the grocery store. At the Doctors office. (I go there a lot these days!) My favorite app is the Kindle. I love that I can read my book on either my iPhone or iPad. I love that each device knows exactly where I am in the book. I ♥ my Kindle app!
Until recently, I’ve never thought of myself as a science fiction kind of girl.
I think Trekkies are weird.
Who the %^$ is Doctor Who?
And then I read the Harry Potter series. After finishing all seven books, I loathed saying goodbye to the boy who lived in the closet beneath the stairs. My love of Harry Potter then led me to the Twilight trilogy. I ripped through those three books like a woman possessed by an unquenchable thirst for more Bella, Jacob and Edward.
And from Twilight, I found A Discovery of Witches. Have you read the book? SO GOOD! I was so pissed when that book ended. I couldn’t believe it left off where it did. The author, Deborah Harkness, teaches at USC here in SoCal. She also writes a wine blog. I sense that we’d be very good friends if we ever met. The follow-up to A Discovery of Witches comes out this summer. I CANNOT WAIT! (Note to her Publicist and Publisher: Please, please, please, pretty please send me a review copy!)
After finishing Witches, I was craving more fiction of the other-wordly sort, a book with a kick-ass heroine and fantastic plot line. Many friends had recommended The Hunger Games, but from their initial descriptions of the books, I didn’t think I’d like them. Turns out that I do. I finished the first book in the series in less than 12 hours. I can’t believe I found 12 constant hours to read, but I did. Obsessively. And now I’ve started the second book in the series, Catching Fire.
The Hunger Games comes out in theaters later this month. I typically don’t like film adaptations of books, but the trailer for the film looks great. Katniss, the main character, looks just like I’ve imagined her in my head! I look forward to seeing the film and finishing the books.
What are you reading? I’d love some recommendations for my next book. (After I finish The Hunger Games of course!)