30 Days About Me (Day 4)

Favorite Book:

Finally an easy one!! I recently did a post about my favorite books so I will copy and paste that here now with a few revisions thrown in for good measure :) 

I tend to read books in waves. Sometimes turning hundreds of pages in a day for weeks, other times letting my books collect dust for quite a while. I guess it's like a marathon runner carb-loading before a big race. I let my pile of books built up until I am ready to jump in head first and devour them all.

It really surprises me that I enjoy reading as much as I do. As a child my mother couldn't get me to read anything except teeny bopper magazines like Teen Beat, BOP, and Seventeen. Oh, and the occasional comics strip from the newspaper. I had read a lot but had never really enjoyed my books. That is until I was in my early 20's. Not sure what changed, I think it may be that I had experienced enough about life at that point to connect with the characters I was reading about. 

Since it is one of my book devouring phases I thought I would share a few of my latest favorite reads:

The Fablehaven series (books 1 thru 5)
By: Brandon Mull

If you liked reading Harry Potter at all you will LOVE this series. It's awesome. True it's in the "young readers" section of the library, but this is no whimpy book!  

The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen 
By: Syrie James

Even if you are not a Jane Austen fan you will like this book. This book is "kind of" fiction, meaning a lot is based on historical fact and the holes were filled in with the authors imagination of Jane's life. (Let's lump this book in with every Austen novel ever written)

The Passage 
By: Justin Cronin

Intense. Seriously this book had me hooked from page 1. Then half way through it throws you the biggest curve ball I have ever read in a book! It's technically a vampire book, but not like twilight at all. The "Vampires" are a military experiment gone wrong. 

There you have it, a few of my recent favorite reads. I jump around a bit in my page turning types. Keeps me on my toes, ha ha. I tend to always return to works about nineteenth century England though. I LOVE Austen inspired novels, so romantic! 

What have you been reading recently?

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time... 


Carissa said...

Oh my love of books, though I never could get into Harry Potter, not sure why. Jane Austin though her I love! Looks like my nook will be getting a few more books soon!

kimert said...

Lately I have been reading blogs and the latest issues of Runner's World Magazine. I want to read The Help but I am too cheap to buy books. Shameful, yes.

Cyn said...

Those all sound great! Definitely jotting down the names to add to my never-ending bedside pile.

Becca said...

These books all look intriguing. I also read books in waves.

Twinkies said...

I didn't like reading until I was bored while nursing Bridgette I would go through a ton of books durning that time. Now I love to read when I get the chance. I also LOVE Fablehaven. I was so sad when he wrote the last one.