Thursday, March 24, 2011

Weekend Reading!

My new proposal is finally done and handed over to my super agent, so to celebrate, I allowed myself a giant weekend of reading for pleasure.

After having it gaze longingly at me from the to-be-read pile, The Sweet Far Thing finally made it into my hands. 

For me, if I'm going to read an 800+ page book, I need solid blocks of reading time.  That's why, this book, which I purchased in hardcover when it first came out (a long while ago!) has been languishing.  Also, it's the third book of a trilogy, so it's hard for me to let the series go.  Maybe that accounts for the delay, too...

As I hoped, it was an awesome read and a great wrap up to Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle series.  I highly recommend it. 

So, I'm curious --

How many of you will wait to start a bigger book like I did?  Do you save books for a big reading weekend, or do you nibble away over weeks and weeks?  What is next in your stack for a pleasure reading weekend?


Wherever You Go - Harcourt November 2011
The Clearing - HMH
Never Cry Werewolf - HarperTeen


TinaFerraro said...

I definitely put special books aside for special times--airplane flights, long weekends, that kind of thing. I am hoping to soon find time to catch up on Jennifer Echol's books!

sunnynikki said...

I don't save books to read unless I buy them for a specific purpose like an airplane or car trip. As soon as I buy a new book I have to read it right then and preferably in one sitting so I usually just do with less sleep or wait until I have a day off.

Wendy Toliver said...

that's an interesting question and to be honest, I'm not sure if size has anything to do with it. I guess on some level it probably does.

Jessica said...

I think I only put off larger (500+) page books if I have a bunch of smaller ones I'm more interested in reading. If it's one I'm dying for, I tend to make the time. It may take me four or five days to finish it (at lunch, before bed, etc.) but I'll make it work!

nymfaux said...

I've always been impatient--If I want to read something, I want to read it NOW. For bigger books, I just get more ambitious and creative about finding time to read it...usually that just means a little less sleep, but I also bring a book every where I go, and read whenever I'm waiting in the car, or anytime I have a couple free minutes.