Monday, August 13, 2007

Ending the Book Doldrums

I hoped The Johnny Maxwell Trilogy would bring me out of my reading slump, but that didn't quite happen. I love Terry Pratchett, but this book had two things against it - the age of the character and the genre. Sometimes I enjoy reading about teen protagonists, and sometimes I'm up for some sci-fi. This time was not one of them.

However, I'm once again optimistic. After watching Stardust I decided that:
1. I really need to read the book
2. Given the illustrations, I probably ought to just buy it

Today on my lunch, I went over to the bookstore where Jenny works and picked up the last illustrated copy - what luck! I stuck around a bit to chat with Jenny, then had to get some lunch and head back to campus. So, as we speak the book sits in my car waiting for me to get home so I can read it. I'm very excited to crack it open (especially since Jenny said the book ending is less corny than the movie ending) and that in itself is also exciting because I haven't been that excited about a book in quite some time. *I tried, I really did, but I can't think of how to add anymore excitement into that last sentence.*

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Yay! Ali's back in a reading mood. And you've picked a fun book to start with.

Neil will save you.

I think readers will get how exciting your second to the last statement was. I went through a mini-slump after finishing the final Harry Potter book. But I reread it and was then ready to let go. I'm reading another fantasy book, though, instead of changing up the genres like I usually do. Maybe not quite that ready to let go after all.