Thursday, July 22, 2010

Delaying The Inevitable

Book eight in the Reacher Novels has been in my purse for over a week. I just started reading it last night. Why the delay? Starting book eight means I am halfway through this series. I'm sure for many that wouldn't be a big deal. For me; it is. Have you ever had that sudden anxiety when you know you have less than a hundred pages to read in a really good book? I get that feeling every time I read, and for some reason knowing I'm about to finish this series has my anxiety at an all time high. I have seven books left. It should be too soon for me to panic just yet, but I am. I read fast...really fast. So I'm thinking about limiting my reading time to 200 pages per day. Or falling back to one book a week instead. My goal was to read 52 books this year and this book will put me at #45! That alone should make me happy, right? Fulfilling goals is supposed to be a good thing. But, what am I supposed to do when I'm finished? What author and series should I choose next on my book list? Will the next series be as good as the last one? Will I enjoy the characters as much as I've enjoyed reading about Scott Finn, David Trevellyan and Jack Reacher? These questions are overwhelming me, and I fear I may lose my mind!


Leah said...

Sabrina/Kate...I can't wait to get started on these books. I can always count on you to test the waters and make good reccommendations!

Janet Reid said...

I think you'd enjoy CRASHERS by Dana Haynes! And THE BREACH by Patrick Lee.

Of course, since I rep both of them, I'm hardly objective, but from your reading list for 2010 I see you and I like the same kind of books.