Do you ever have that moment when you realise you are going to have to read a book to the end, no matter what it costs you? No matter how late it already is and how early you have to get up in the morning, you just have to finish this book now, tonight.
I am paying the price a little this afternoon for my late night reading caper last night, but it actually felt fabulous to be reading something for me. Not reading a book to one of the kids, not helping the girls read their readers, not quickly flipping through and article or magazine… reading a real book, and adult book, a fiction book, just for the heck of it.
Ok so technically the book I was reading is teenage fiction, not adult fiction, but it is was a bloody big book and I enjoyed every minute of it.
I am reading books by Isobelle Carmody. The girls were given her Little Fur Series which we have all really enjoyed and when I was searching for some fiction that might entice me back into reading for pleasure I decided I’d look her up and see if she’d written anything a little more grown up. No ‘adult’ books at our library, but lots of teenage books and trilogies and series.
At first I was a bit put off by the fact that they are classified as ‘teenage fiction’ but apart from the fact that the main characters are teenagers, there is not much else ‘un-adult’ about them. Fabulous, intricate stories with a fantasy/science fiction slant to them. And heck, I was a teenager once. I can even remember most of my teenage years so I can still relate to her characters.
Last night I finished Alyzon Whitesar and last week I read Billy Thunder and the Night Gate.
My only gripe is that our library doesn’t seem to have all the books in any of the series. That drives me nuts… I can’t read just one book and leave it at that, and I can’t read them out of order or start at book two! So now I have to see if I can get my hands on the next book in the Gateway Trilogy somehow!
So what are you reading?