I feel like I should belong to a group for my very weird reading habit. I am really slow reading new books by authors I love. I avoid them... It includes series and standalone novels. I find out they are coming out and buy them immediately. I am all excited. The book is so pretty and I am sure the story is going to be awesome and I can't wait to read it... Only, I don't! I am so excited, but also worried that it won't be as good as their previous novel. Sometimes I can get passed this. I crack the spin the minute I get home and won't let myself reconsider, but most of the time I am reading something else when the new book enters the house so I can put it aside and ignore it.
I posted yesterday about how I am in a reading slump that is depressing me. I went to the bookstore yesterday and bought The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan. It is the companion novel to The Forests of Hands and Teeth which I loved last year. Instead of writing a post looking for recommendations I should have just cracked the spine of that book and hoped that Ryan could give me that 'wow' book I so desperately need! I worried about it, though. What if her new book isn't as good as her previous one? What if my love of her first book was just a mood thing and it really wasn't as great as I thought it was? What if my current reading mood makes me hate her new book when if I read it at a different time I would probably love it?
It's a problem, you know. I think about it all too much and then I have a hard time actually reading these books that would probably be awesome. I was supposed to read Sea Glass by Maria Snyder with Melissa from Book Nut. I think the fact that I still haven't read it is because I enjoyed the first book in the trilogy, but not as much as her previous trilogy... So, what if this book is really bad and leaves a bad taste in my mouth that is all I think of instead of my love for the Study series. I am supposed to read Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr, too. I held of reading that book for like a year and it is only the impeding release of her next book (that I pre-ordered) that is making me read it (hopefully, anyways).
Am I just really weird? I think I think too much! It doesn't always happen, though. When a new Fables comes out I am so excited I have a hard time not starting it immediately. I also think I am always worried that I will run out. That if I read the new book it won't leave me anything to look forward to, so I save the books as a treat or until the next book is announced and then I can feel safe about reading the previous one.
Am I the only person like this?