At the moment I just can’t seem to focus or concentrate on one book.
So I’m finding myself flipping between three books. Which actually can get a little confusing because I forget what’s just happened in any of the books I pick up and have to read a few pages back each time. Do you ever get in these moods?
In saying that, here are the three books that I’m currently reading at the moment:
Talon by Julie Kagawa
Don’t get me wrong, I love Julie Kagawa. She is definitely on my favourite authors list. I loved her ‘Blood of Eden‘ series, I loved the dark vibe it had, the vampires were actually interesting, with the grungy world and bad-ass main character.
But I am finding it very hard to really get into Talon.I remember reading Sophie Jordan’s book Firelight, which was also based on dragons. I was so unpredictably bored in that book that it’s seemed to have curbed my interest in anything-dragon. I’m so worried that Talon will be like Firelight in regards to: a young girl who is a dragon and trying to keep it a secret, falls for a human boy that is actually hunting dragons and has to stay away from him or her tribe/family will hurt said human boy. So plain and blah.
Julie Kagawa is anything BUT plain and blah though, so I know I really need to give this book a real go.
I think I just need to ease myself into it when I have the right mindset.
The Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
The Stolen Songbird is a fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I love Beauty and the Beast, and this retelling is a very different version as in the ‘beast’ is a troll; a very human looking troll. Actually it’s a very clever story I think. I’m enjoying it but I’m also finding that Cecile sounds a bit young and that makes her a little hard for me to connect to.
The romance is too childish for me, it isn’t often where I come across this but when I do it can ruin the whole book for me. The childish thinking, the always-blushing, the he-definitely-doesn’t-like-me attitude when really it’s plain obvious he’s in love with her. I keep coming across these small things and it makes me put the book down and move on to the next one for a while.
So I am enjoying The Stolen Songbird but I can’t seem to read it all in one sitting.
Starglass by Phoebe North
Whenever I’m having trouble reading a book, I always pick up a science fiction book because I love science fiction books, they always intrigue me. Honestly, I think I was born a few hundred years too early, I’m meant to be living in an era where intergalactic space travel is possible and normal. How amazing and terrifying would that be?!
Starglass is proving to be interesting so far, I haven’t actually gotten too far into it yet but I am enjoying the beginning.
I pick Starglass up when I put The Stolen Songbird down. It helps break up any feelings of annoyance I get from that book.
Reading three different genre’s does help break up any monotony I may be feeling, but it also helps me to continue reading another book and not put it down for good, never to be picked up again. I keep coming back to all three books I’m reading which means I may actually finish them all at some point.
Granted I don’t usually read more than one book at a time, however at this time I just can’t seem to focus on a singular book and its story. So reading three books at once seems to be getting me somewhere.
Do you ever read more than one book at once? Or can you only ever read one book at once?