I confess. I started on this Spring’s Read-a-Thon early. I couldn’t help myself.
After finding some great books at the library to download, I just couldn’t let my e-Reader sit there all full of words with no one to read them.
I started with The Iron Thorn and flew through the book in two days. For those of you who love steampunk, horror, and fantastical scenarios, this is the book for you. It is so refreshing and unique for its genre that it actually cannot be, nor should be, pigeon-holed into just one. There were some parts I felt could pull a reader off track a bit, but the author was able to regain my attention with some compelling storytelling and character development. I look forward to reading the second in the series.
I’ve switched to some physical books I have, but I hope to get to Moon Over Manifest at some point during the Read-a-Thon.
For now though, since I can never get enough of the ‘punk’, my current read is the first in the Burton & Swinburne series called, The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack. Actually, I accidentally started reading the second book, The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man, but realized that I’d rather begin at the beginning. It was hard. After only a couple of chapters I was hooked! Both books do a 0 – 60 in no time and as I read I found myself completely engrossed. I have a feeling by the end of this event I’ll have both books finished and will be looking to get a hold of the third as soon as I can.
I’m not sure if I will have enough time or energy for another before this all ends, but my hope is to at least start a non-fiction book as I’m woefully behind in my challenge to read five this year. So far I’m still torn between The Winter of Our Disconnect: How Three Totally Wired Teenagers (and a Mother Who Slept with Her iPhone) Pulled the Plug on Their Technology and Lived and Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found.
Either way, I do intend on starting one of them.
It’s been a wonderful day of reading, snacking, watching/listening to the hockey playoffs and planning a BBQ for dinner. Can’t get any better than this. Don’t you think?
If you are participating, I hope your reading is going as well as mine!