“Thoughtful Ramblings” is a feature where we discuss bookish subjects. These posts are just our own thoughts about certain topics that may get us hot under the collar and we need a good rant or just things we want to share with fellow bloggers and readers.
Do you ever want to rush the book you’re reading
just to get onto the next?
As you all know I love books, I love reading – hence the blog. But the more books and authors I find the more I want to read. Alas I’m not a very fast reader, I probably get through 1-2 per week. But since I’ve started blogging and receiving books for review I have been exposed to so many new-to-me authors and novels that I have become a greedy reader. I want to read everything, like NOW!
I find myself getting frustrated with how long it’s taking me to finish a book I’m reading just so I can get onto the next, even if I’m enjoying it. There are only a few instances that I have been so utterly engrossed and immersed in a story that this hasn’t happened (‘Downside Ghosts’ series by Stacia Kane and ‘Vampire Academy’ series by Richelle Mead come to mind).
I have a zillion new series I want to start and yet when I do get round to starting one of these coveted series I still catch myself eyeing up the next sitting on my shelf. I am a book tart.
I can’t list them all otherwise this post would go on for far too long, but here are some of the series I currently have on my bookshelves waiting to be read or needing to be finished:
Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh (Gollancz)
Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs (Orbit)
Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead (Bantam Press)
Raine Benares series by Lisa Shearin (Ace)
Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward (Piatkus)
Corine Solomon series by Ann Aguirre (Gollancz)
Riley Jenson Guardian series by Keri Arthur (Piatkus)
The Disillusionists Trilogy by Carolyn Crane
Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (Gollancz)
Want to Finish/Get up-to-date:
Anita Blake series by Laurel K. Hamilton (Headline)
V. I. Warshawski series by Sara Paretsky (Hodder)
Kate Daniels series by ILona Andrews (Gollancz)
Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill (Gollancz)
Blood Ties series by Jennifer Armintrout (Mira)
Jane True series by Nicole Peeler (Orbit)
Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich (Headline)
Greywalker series by Kat Richardson (Piatkus)
Wallflowers series by Lisa Kleypas (Piatkus)
See? How can anybody have so many fantastic books and not want to gobble them up all at once?! If you think I should read or finish one series over another then let me know! Of course, this is only a small selection of the series I have, not to mention all the stand alone novels I want to devour! *sigh*
So, do you ever want to rush the book you’re reading just to get onto the next?