Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ain't nuttin' like a good book! What are some books that you didn't want to put down?


Make-up is off, pony tail is up, candles lit, pillows plumped, kids in bed, tea is made. I'm ready to dive into a book that I picked up at the library today.

I'm rather excited because I love to read, but I've been in a reading rutt. For the last year my goal was to read at least 4 books a month. Many months I exceeded that goal. I've given up t.v. time so I can read and write.

The problem is, I'm a little burnt out now. I love to read, but for about 2 months I've picked books up at the library. Good books, but I just couldn't get into them. I'd read a couple of chapters, and then return them, unfinished, until I could find a book that would draw me in and capture me. I'm in a mood for that type of book. a "Capture" book

I love a book that can take me away to a different time, a different place. A book that can make me forget the here and now and take me on an unforgettable journey. A book that I get excited to read and don't want to put down. It's been a long time since I've been able to find a book like that. Well, a long time for me. like 2 months.

Dear friends, I am happy to say that I've finally found a book to break me out of my rutt. It's "The Seer of Shadows" by Avi. I'm sure I'll write a review when Im done.

As for now, I don't want to type anymore. I want to get back to my book!!!!!!!!!

Oh, and I was wondering, what are some books that have captured you? Books that you haven't wanted to put down? After all, I'll need some suggestions for when I finish this book (which may be very soon. Like tomorrow.) What are some of your "Capture" books?

12 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

Madapple, Adoration of Jenna Fox, Hunger Games - all these really grabbed me!

Rena said...

For me it was the "Left Behind" series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. I couldn't put them down until they were finished. Then when I did finish them, I started the whole series over again. Then the Prequels came out and those were just as good.

Love, love, love those books! :)

beth said...

Most recently, it was the Adoration of Jenna Fox (in part from PJ's recommendation).

Colorado Writer said...

The Green Glass Sea
Adoration of Jenna Fox
Itch
Sweethearts

Lenore said...

I just now finished Hunger Games and it captured me to the fullest. Read it as soon as you can get your hands on it.

Jacqui said...

I read Pride and Prejudice this summer and couldn't stop.

And I must admit, I ate Twilight up like candy.

C.R. Evers said...

PJ, beth, Lenore & colorado (AKA Steph), I just picked up the Adoration of Jenna Fox at the Library. I tried to get Hunger Games too, but they don't have any yet. They have 12 copies on order and I"m 12th on the waiting list! Now I can't wait for it to get in! I wonder how long it takes!!!??

Rena, I read Left Behind many many years ago. I should give them another go. It should be interesting to see how time has changed how I read them.

Jacqui, at first I thought I wasn't going to read twilight because I'm not into Vampire books, but I've heard so much about it, I think I'm going to HAVE to read it now. I should reserve it at the library. I have P&P on my shelf. I should read it again! :0)

Thanks guys! this list is getting me excited! :0)

Tabitha said...

Shift and Skin Deep are two I just finished, and absolutely loved. Dairy Queen and The Off Season are both fantastic. I'm currently reading Girl At Sea and loving it.

I love hearing about what everyone else is reading. Then I get more good stuff to read. :)

Maggie said...

I LOVE that feeling - but like you, I don't get it too much. But when I do, I feel guilty because I'm not doing the "other stuff" I should be...such as writing, working, cleaning, writing, .... :^))

Craft Write said...

I just finished Breaking Dawn the fourth and final book in the Twilight Series. Yes, I read all four. Breaking Dawn was the best in the series. The author did a switcheroo with point of view in the middle, then back to the heroine for the last part, which was a little off putting, but still worked. I'm now finishing up Stargirl which I love and have just started Nightbirds on Nantucket.

Devon Ellington said...

Some of the most captivating books to me are:

Possession by AS Byatt
Sharon Shinn's Twelve Houses series
The Harry Potter books
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Mockingbird, the biography of Harper Lee
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Anything by Terry Pratchett -- I love the cleverness and his astute social commentary.

C.R. Evers said...

Thanks Kathy and Devon! I'll check those out too!

Christy