A Book So Good… You Don’t Want to Finish It

There is nothing better than that story that captivates your heart… It’s even better if it’s part of a series that can keep you emerged and entranced for books at a time. The world in which you’ve found a home, the characters which you consider family, the storyline that you are so invested in that you forgo sleep and basic needs to consume faster than you ever thought possible. Only to hit that point when you realize….

This story is going to end…

Most recently that series for me has been “The Infernal Devices” by Cassandra Clare. Currently I’m about 3/4 done the last book of the series, and I am so excited to see what happens in the end… and yet so dreading the end of the series and so not wanting to waste a single second of the experience, that this last bit of book is taking FOREVER. I only read this book when I know that no one is around to disrupt me and when I’m sure I can get at least a chapter in. So many lesser books have come and gone and been marked up on the Goodreads big board in the meantime that anyone who doesn’t know me would think that I wasn’t really into it.

So this post will be updated occasionally, as I find those rare gems of a book / series that are just too good to finish. If any of my readers have similar experiences or recommendations, please leave them in the comments.

In the meantime, I think I can get infinitesimally closer to the end without actually reading the last page, so I’d better sign off and find a quiet corner to sneak away to.

November TBR

Well it’s almost halfway through November and I realized I haven’t yet released a November TBR…

On the plus side, that means that I know a few books that I will for sure get through this month. To kick it off, the following books were completed already this month:

  • Zen-Sational Living: A Simple Guide to Finding Your True Self – Sheila M. Burke
  • Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) – Cassandra Clare
  • Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) – Cassandra Clare
  • Blame – Jeff Abbott (random book project)

On the negative side, that means that we are quickly running out of time to finish all the books / projects that I’ve got started in the works for November. The following books I hope to have completed by the end of the month:

  • Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) – Cassandra Clare
  • Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked – Adam Alter
  • Wonder – R.J. Palacio (kid co-read)
  • Carve the Mark – Veronica Roth (re-read)
  • Roar – Cecelia Ahern (random book project)
  • One (1) additional book to be selected at random from the library for Random Book Project (yet to be selected)

Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge Status: 14/20 as of November 12 (note: challenge started in June).

Yesterday we got an unprecedented amount of snow for this early in the season. Terrible for driving, but great for trying to get some reading and posting in.