I had such good intentions this week of finishing about four books to tell you about. Well, I did read two very good books, but they were for cover quotes, so I’ll have to talk about them at a later date. I finished Janet Evanovich’s Sizzlin’ Sixteen which only took me part of the day. The rest of the week, I grazed.
I had a problem downloading some books from NetGalley (not their fault). NetGalley is a site where reviewers can get Advance Reading Copies of books for e-readers instead of waiting for the hard copy of the book. I wanted to try it out, but it turns out that it has to go through Amazon and they charge a small fee to transfer the file to you. Annoying, but that’s just the way it is.
I received four new books on Kindle that I ended up reading the first chapter of each at a different time. Then the mail came and there were at least five books in the bucket that caught my eye. I put them in a pile, but at various times during the week I would end up in the area and pick up one of the books, just for a small taste of it. One was so good that I’m halfway through it just by reading it a willy-nilly.
Meanwhile, I’ve got a book at my bedside I’m almost done with and one I’m listening to in my car (about three more discs to go there…need to drive more). Yesterday a book came that I had promised to read ages ago and it needs to be done right away, so I started it very late last night and I should finish it today.
I’d much rather pick up one book at a time and read it all the way through before starting the next one, but then something comes up and the next thing you know you’ve got something different in your hands. It wouldn’t be so bad, but when some are the same genre it can get confusing.
My goal, before I leave for Thrillerfest Monday, is to finish every book that I’ve started. Oh, and then Starz television sent me the 16 hour edition (on 4 DVDs) of their mini series, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett and since I’ll be meeting him next week, I want to have that finished. (I read the book when it first came out back in 1979).
Yikes! I just realized that this is the 4th of July weekend and tomorrow is the big family get-together. I’m bringing the Taffy Apple salad and am in charge of children’s crafts. How did this sneak up on me? I wonder if I can get the kids to watch the DVDs with me and then, as a craft, we can do Pillars of the Earth diaramas?
What do you do? How do you keep yourself on track reading just one book when your TBR pile is screaming at you, “Pick me…pick me!” ? Do you have to finish the first book before starting the second or are you a multi-tasking kind of reader?
Bottom Line: With Thrillerfest next week, what will stop me from starting one of those books on my flight home?
Lady Jane’s Salon – July 5th
Thrillerfest – July 7-10
San Diego Comic Con – July 22-25
Romance Writers of America – July 28-31
DragonCon – September 3-6
Eagle Library Author Event – September 25
Emerald City Writers Convention – October 1-3
New York Comic Con - October 8-10
Readers ‘n ‘ritas – November 12-14