April 26th, 2010


Feeding the Addiction . . .

I decided to give my brain a break. Well, a kinda-sorta break. I had big plans to hand over The Collector to a friend on Saturday and then dive back into my edits for The Diyari Chronicles. Then I woke up Sunday morning and looked at the stack of library books growing up the side of my wall like a mutant vine. I turned to the book case I bought five months ago. It's Crowded. Books turned every direction. Binders loaded with beta reader edits I need to incorporate. And three books I received in the mail on Friday are laying on top, hanging off the corner.

Stop looking at me like that. Stop it! It's not an addiction. No, denial is not at work here. I know addiction. I'm a psychologist remember? If I were addicted I would refuse to go work because I would want to read all day. I would stop talking to friends because, well, they would suddenly seem boring. I would take to illegal activities like stealing books, stealing money so I could get books, reading and driving. And I would need to read three books this week and four books the following week, and so on and so forth. I would be chasing the high.

None of that is going on here. 


I just want to read all the books lying around my apartment. I have a plan. Yes, a plan. I am going to read this week. Just read. I started Sunday. I had no plans after church. NO PLANS. Ha! That is like finding a unicorn in my apartment. I grabbed Dark Divine by Bree Despain. Started it at 3:00 pm and finished it at 1:30 am. What a perfect afternoon. HEAVEN!  I had a few phone conversations so I wasn't completely dependent upon imaginary people for entertainment. Monday I started By The Time You Read This I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters. I plan to read at least two more before the week ends. 

Diyari Chronicles and I will hang out next week . . . maybe. Oh! Look at the time. I need to go do some reading.
So what are you guys reading? 
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