I go through phases when it comes to reading. But let me explain that I need to read something before I go to bed. I can't just crawl under the covers and close my eyes, no! Bedtime is a full process of reading and then sleeping. A chapter or two, a hundred pages or so, and then shut eye. Mind you, this sometimes mean that sleep get the short end of the stick when faced with a really good novel. Also, before bed is really the only time I ever read. I don't like lounging about reading when there's daylight to be wasted (or movies to watch, games to play, walks to take, you know). Reading is a bedtime only activity. In fact, I pretty much hate to read anywhere but my bed.
ANYWAYS - like I said - phases of reading. It's basically this:
• read new book
• finish new book
• bemoan the fact I have nothing to read
• stand in front of my library and continue to say that I have nothing to read
• spend the next month or two reading nothing but books I've already read before, in case I've missed something or just for the nice, comforting feel of reading something I know I love
• get the hankering for a new book
• go to book store and spend copious amounts of money
• rinse and repeat
So - here's the deal: Right now I'm currently re-reading Hart's Hope (Orson Scott Card) and Lost in a Good Book (Jasper Fforde), and when I'm re-reading two books at the same time, it really means I need to add something to my arsenal. Spook Country (William Gibson) is out and my parents loved it. I think that the new Thursday Next book is published and I'm already in a Jasper Fforde mood. People have been talking about The Road (Cormac McCarthy) and I love me some good post apocalyptic novels. Plus, Palahniuk's novel is out and you know I lurve him something fierce.
So what are you kiddies reading these days? Anything I should pick up on my next run?