Saturday, October 30, 2010

When a Book Takes Over

I don't know if you've ever felt this way, but sometimes, after I've read a book (or watched a really good movie),  it just fills up my mind. I don't want to let anything else in to take its place for a while. Not another book. Not a T.V. show. It's just my thoughts about the book and me. I want to savour the thoughts and feelings that rise up when reading a really great book.

My most recent read The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness was like that for me. I didn't like it at first, but I'd read the first book in the trilogy, The Knife of Never Letting Go, and I was hooked on the characters. So I carried on with it. Wow - did it get me. It stirred up so many emotions and made me think. Even when I wasn't liking it, I couldn't put it down.

5 comments:

  1. That is such a great feeling. You know an author really kicked ass when that happens. It doesn't happen as often for me because I've gotten to be such a critical reader!

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  2. I agree with Lydia, this is such a great feeling. It hasn't really happened that often though.

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  3. Yes, I have felt exactly that way. I'd love it to happen oftener, but because it's such a rare pleasure, it keeps me mining that pile of books. :)

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  4. There are many books that I start to forget as soon as I close them, but I love the ones that linger. It's such a great feeling.

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  5. That's the kind of book I want to write!

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