Saturday, September 20, 2008
Lost In Reading
So, since I finished five books for the R.I.P. Challenge and they all came off my TBR pile! (Yay!) I decided to read a new addition to the TBR pile. It was on a bunch of lists and I have wanted to read it since it came out (mainly because the cover caught my attention). Know what book it is? The Terror by Dan Simmons.
Things I have learned while reading it:
It is a very engrossing book. I had to pick up food for supper before the Charming Comedian got off work, but he called earlier today to ask me to take a garbage bag off a plant (we had a frost warning last night), so I went over to his house and brought my book with me because he has the good coffee! So, um, let's just say that I ended up talking to him on my cellphone from the grocery store while he was home waiting for the food! Yes, I could've had it started when he got off work, but I totally lost track of time! We ate really late...
That it reminds me of James Rollin's early novels, and since I LOVE James Rollins I was really excited!
That everytime I picked up the book while cooking and eating supper, something very important would just have to be said and then I would have to put down the book again. He is one of those people that gets really into their story-telling, so I want to put my book down and pay attention because many times he is almost as entertaining (or more) than the book! (Don't tell him that, though.) Anyway, so apparently he cut himself with a chainsaw. That story never came up before... There were a few others... I think he likes talking to me, even if he will never admit it!
It is a really good book so far! I don't know if I really remembered what it was about (I tend to add books to my wish list and then lots of time goes by before I buy them), so I wasn't totally sure what to expect! So far, I recommend it! I have other Dan Simmons books, and I actually started one last year, but I never did finish it. It was really good, though... I just have this habit of not finishing books! I am easily distracted or something.
Supper was really good! Late, but good.
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