Reading. I love reading. In fact, I've loved it since my siblings first taught me how when I was four. I would spend hours and hours pouring over whatever books I had available - often re-reading the same few until they were falling apart.
Lately, however, I've been off reading. I can't seem to muster the energy to pick up a book. I'd like to blame the WIP, but I'm not sure it's 100% at fault. I could probably blame the blanket, too. The school schedule can also take its share.
The cause for all this not reading certainly can't be the books. I have some awesome titles in my dusty TBR pile...
Strange Brew - an anthology edited by P.N. Elrod that includes some of my favorite authors.
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance - another anthology, this time edited by Trisha Telep
Immortal Sins by Amanda Ashley (Okay, so I bought this one because of the cover model's eyes.)
Passion Untamed by Pamela Palmer
Finding the Lost by Shannon Butcher
Sun, Sand, Sex - an anthology I won from Jennifer Lyon (it has a story by her as Jennifer Apodaca)
Dead and Kicking by Wendy Roberts (Book Three of the Ghost Dusters Mysteries, which I also won)
...but I can't muster the drive to read them - not with everything else hanging over my head.
And get this. Thursday is my quarterly trip into the city. It's the only time I'm anywhere close to a real bigbox bookstore. Not buying books would be a worse sin that buying them and not reading them, so I've already got a list working of what I'll be picking up...
Powerless by Matthew Cody
Original Sin by Allison Brennan (due out today!)
A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield
Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher (Codex Alera Book Two)
My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent (Soul Screamers Book Two)
Right now, it's a short list for Thursday. Too bad some of the books I'm wanting aren't released yet. I mean, if I could push this appointment back a couple weeks (which I can't), I would also pick up First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost. Two other books I was disappointed to find aren't out yet are Dreamveil by Lynn Viehl (Book Two in the Kyndred Series) - Due out in July - and Dream Called Time by S.L. Viehl (the last Stardoc :sob:) - Due out in August.
Oh well, I guess I'll have to wait until my next trip or order them online. I'm just impatient and I do love the experience of being in a physical bookstore.
Any books you'd like to suggest I pick up while I'm out? I promise I will get around to reading everything sooner or later - probably when I finish this draft of my WIP.
What are some books you're impatiently waiting for?