kids, i’m not gonna lie. i’m really tired today. i’m not as young as i used to be. staying up until 2am only to wake up at 7:30am & be ready to rock and roll for work is just not possible anymore.
yes. i stayed up until 2am on a monday night. and was it because i was out partying like a rock star? perhaps i was out gallavanting with the oklahoma city social elite at a place that is so cool & so hip you’ve never even heard of it before?
i wish this was true, but it’s not. sorry guys, no inside line to the hippest places in OKC on this blog tonight. nope, i stayed up in true nerdy fashion…being so caught up in a book that i blasted past the decent bedtime, all while wearing my super unflattering bathrobe from a million years ago. the one that looks a leetle bit like this…
i dunno if you’ve guessed it or not, but i’m kiiiiind of a nerd. i read every single night for at least an hour. i have to. it’s the only way to get my brain to stop listing all of the things that i have to do or should be doing (and sometimes listing random things that are just ridiculous, like: if Bix could pick a name, which one would he choose?). so i read. a lot.
and i would like to pretend that they’re smart kid books (and sometimes they are! i promise! it’s, just, ya know, been a while since i’ve read a smarty pants book). but mostly they’re not. mostly it’s a fantastical fiction, a mystery, and the occasional roooomance novel…ooooooo. for the most part, i just like something that is a bit whimsical so that i can kick back, relax, and flex my imagination.
which is great and good and super neat. and i’m trying to get to the point. the first point is this: after i finish a book, i always get a little sad. i’m sad that i have to say goodbye to all of the characters i’ve met. i’m sad that at the turn of the last page i have to say goodbye to the world that the author let me step into & create. ugh. i’m getting a little sad right now. so at the turn of the last page, i have to immediately start a new book. right. away. even if i only read a page. it helps keep me from tearing up and being truly pathetic.
here is the second point: the sequel to the book i finished isn’t out until july 10th. which isn’t far off in reality, but is light years away from me being able to whip right into it & ward off the embarrassing weepies.
and here is the third and final point: i don’t have another book on my list of “to reads”. i don’t have a distraction from my literary goodbye. and i’m waiting for not 1, not 2, but 3 books to come out from the various authors i read.
internet world, i need your help. what books do you recommend? what’s on your “favorite” list or your “to read” list? what should i read next?!?!?!