Shocking, I know. All you thought I did was ramble on about nothingness, run long distances and play with my cat. While it’s true I spend my time doing a lot of these things, I do find time to read too. And it’s not always the magazines that I turn to.
I have a genre of books that I stick to. I have several tried and true authors that I read, and I rarely venture out to read someone new. Occasionally I venture out and I’m very impressed and excited (so I’m not sure why I don’t read outside my comfort circle of authors.)
I have crazy reading habits. I read a book and when I’m finished and go back to the part that I really started to *love* the book and read from there until it’s done again. I don’t need the boring stuff in the beginning that introduces me to the characters. Let’s get on with the story, you know? My mom has seen me finish a book and start re-reading it from the middle. She thought it was weird. I also keep all of the books I love so I can re-read them.
One of my favorite authors for the past few years has been Jane Green. I happened to see a book of hers at the Goodwill (sorry, Jane, if you ever come across this. I don’t think your books belong there, but I’m glad I picked it up.) The book was Jemima J. I know you should never judge a book by it’s cover, but I totally do. And I’m so glad I did that day. I spent 50 cents on the book and it was the best purchase I have ever made. I couldn’t get enough of the book or Jane.
I bought every single book of hers after that. I still have them all. Some are on the bottom shelf of my nightstand, while several are still packed away because we don’t have any bookshelves up yet.
Jane’s writing style is so fun and most of the books are set in Britain. I so wish I was British after reading her stuff. Even if I could just have the accent….
Well, I’ve started following Jane’s blog. (You can follow her too, by clicking here.) Imagine my surprise and utter delight when I learned she was coming out with a new book this summer…and it’s coming out in one week. You can even read the first chapter of Dune Road here.
I’m pre-ordering the book because I know I’ll love it and I have to have it…Now. The decision now is do I order it from Amazon and have it delivered to my dad’s house in Buffalo (I have Amazon Prime and get free two-day shipping. The book would be there when I arrived Thursday night.) Or do I pre-order it from Barnes and Noble, and see if I can pick it up from the store on Tuesday, rather than have it shipped to my house?
(And some of the other authors I love include Emily Giffin, Nicholas Sparks, Whitney Lyles, just to name a few. I just don’t stalk their websites waiting for the next book…..but Emily does have one coming out next year….)
Who do you think I should check out?