Saturday, January 23, 2010

Need to Read.

Last Friday, I decided to stop at the library to pick up a book to read while I'm on the bike at the gym and while I'm sitting in the control room at work in the mornings with nothing to do. I picked a book by Jodi Picoult because I tend to really like her books (My Sister's Keeper and Vanishing Acts are my favorites). I chose Second Glance because it was one of the only ones BYU had on their shelves that I hadn't already read. When JD left for work on Saturday, I decided to read a little of it until I fell back asleep. I ended up reading the entire book. I read for nine hours and was still in bed in my underwear when JD got home. He thought I was crazy. I really enjoyed the reading day, because I haven't read a book for fun in a long time. The book was about paranormal activity... ghosts, mysteries, love, sacrifice, time. It was captivating, but not as good as some of Picoult's others.

On Sunday, we went to Matt's house for dinner and JD told him about my long reading day and how he thought I was crazy for sitting in bed that long. Matt said he'd been reading a lot lately too, and asked if I had read The Hunger Games. I recognized the book name because my mom was reading it with her book club, but didn't know much about it. He told me it was so good and I really needed to read it. I took the book and was done by Tuesday. It is a very easy read, and so good. The end leaves you craving more.

On Wednesday, I picked up the sequel from Matt. I finished it by the next day. The plot is so unexpected after the first book. I had to know what happened next. I got so caught up in the lives of the characters and wanted to know so badly how the next day in their lives would play out. Unfortunately, the next book in the series doesn't come out until OCTOBER. There isn't closure at the end of this one either...

Basically, I had a lot of spare time this week. And I've filled that need to read for just a little while.

Except that now I'm stuck with nothing to do at the gym or work.
Ha. What's next?

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