I finished The Half-Blood Prince last night/early this morning and I loved it, it was much better than Cats, I’m going to read it again and again. Okay, yes, I did love it, it was much better than Cats, which isn’t saying much because as you might know from my post yesterday, cats aren’t my favorite creatures sometimes, but I don’t know if I’m going to read it again and again, at least not this year because well, I’m booked through much of the year. Seriously, though, J.K. Rowling’s sixth book in the Harry Potter series was mesmerizing and I can’t wait to read the last one, The Deathly Hallows.
That said, I think I’m going to wait to read the last one and do as I have been doing as I have been reading this series: take a break in between one book and the next. Yesterday, I broke my rule of taking two books out of the library at one time and one book per week from the to-be-read shelf in my office, especially the part about the library as I checked out three books and I already had checked out two others before that. The first two books are:
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (Patrick Rothfuss on Facebook), the first part of yet another series The Kingkiller Chronicles. Yes, my name is Unfinished Person and I am a serial reader.
- Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs (@KathyReichs), the second of the Temperance Brennan/Bones series, which I checked out about three weeks ago, but haven’t gotten to yet because of that damned Rowling woman.
The last three books are not part of a series and are:
- Tabloid City by Pete Hamill (@petehamillnyc) because someone on Twitter mentioned it, and I thought it sounded fascinating.
- Twitter for Dummies by Laura Fitton (@pistachio), Michael E. Gruen (@gruen) and Leslie Poston (@leslie), speaking of Twitter and not because I’m a dummy, but because I use Twitter (@unfnshdprsn) and thought it never hurts to learn more about a social media tool that I use.
- Above The Fold: Understanding the Principles of Successful Web Site Design by Brian Miller (@BMDG), because while it’s a marketing book for companies, I still thought some of the ideas might translate to a blog, specifically my blog.
I’ll be honest that I’m split between the first two, with the last two being more browsing materials, I’m thinking, than actually reading materials, but will decide later today. Most likely I’ll go with the Reichs since I have had the book out for so long and it isn’t another fantasy series like Rothfuss or The Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin that I’ve already started too. Speaking of the latter, I am on the waiting list for A Clash of Kings in e-book, so my plans mentioned last week for getting back to the reading challenges may be put on hold another month or two, maybe until the second half of the year. I’m just enjoying these other series too much.
So what are your reading plans for today? What’s the last book/series that mesmerized you?