Everyone talks about books being SO good for us… Great for the minds and what not. We should read to our kids, and get them to love reading! I don’t deny all of this. However, there is a dark side to books that people rarely talk about that I’m going to lay all out there today.
Books are addicting.
You know how the experts talk about addictions being bad when they begin to interfere with your everyday life? Hello new science fiction novel! What have you done to me?
I barely broke away to write this post. I just wanted to pop in and tell you I’m still alive, all is well, the kids are ok thanks to their father, and hopefully I’ll finish the series quick enough so I won’t be gone too long. Over the weekend I finished books 1 and 2, and I’m about a third through book 3.
Oh forgive my rudeness, I didn’t tell you what book. I’m reading The Lunar Chronicles series. It was one I put on my list to start once I finished Harry Potter and it just took me awhile to pick up and get going. Even a few chapters in I wasn’t hooked but somewhere around chapter 10 it was all over. Bye kids, bye husband, bye work, food, and other inessentials.
Sometimes I think it’s just me who has this problem. But after sending a few snaps about my book a friend asked me what I was reading, and is also now sucked into the vortex of this series. Well, she may already be out on the other side. A few hours after telling her the name of the book she was already reading passed me and onto book two.
I guess I could tell you a little of what it’s about. Though my description may not peak your interest.
It’s a science fiction twist on the fairytale stories we’re familiar with. The first one being Cinderella, but in this story she’s a cyborg.
I know I know, you’re probably thinking I’m not into that stuff. But really, did we think we were into stories about wizards or vampires before we ready Harry Potter or Twilight? No! So don’t knock it til you try it.
I’ve been re-telling the story to Lil’ J and she’s quite intrigued. Of course I’d rather be reading further instead of just telling her about it, but I want her to know that books are awesome and reading is fun. Though that may or may not be the message I send when I say “Shhhhhhhh! Go make yourself a snack, this book is getting really good!”
Anyway, I’ve been away from my friends in this tale long enough and I want to see how they’re doing. Don’t worry I’ve got something great planned here on the blog tomorrow. Thankfully I scheduled it before I found a new series.
Oh, and at the risk of falling to my addiction again… Do you by chance have any other books you could recommend, for when I’m done? I may need another fix.
Also, can you ask me that Mother’s Day question again? All I want is my a week like this: