I read 13 books in the month of April.
I’ll let that sink in. To be honest it hasn’t for me.
And I mean, we can all relate to that adage ‘ I don’t have time to read ‘ , ‘ I have responsibilities ‘, ‘ I’m a big scary adult’, ‘ you know, boo ‘ or something like that. All I’m saying is that it’s hard to find time to read when you have a whole freaking life to manage.
And so, in the middle of life, n walks monsieur Reading Slump. He’s a dickhead. He sticks around longer than he should. He’s draining. I’ve been courting this bitch for a good few months now.
That is – until I decided to go back to a time where I read something like 5 books a week – good old high school days.
I picked up a six book series for 20 bucks off Amazon, the Chronicles of Ixia series, by Maria v. Snyder always had a special place in my heart. I bought it for myself back when I earned a pittance part-time at a book shop. I loved all of them so much I saved to order all the rest that my shop didn’t stock. I was engrossed.
And so I picked it back up in April, starting with ‘Poison Study’, the first novel, then finishing that series and having to read the off-shoot ‘Glass’ series and then of course I had to order her other fantasy series because I still wanted more.
And let me tell you, it was possibly even better than it was back then. I knew the stories, but not the details, so it felt fresh. But I already loved the characters. It felt like coming home, reading these books.
The writing is not spectacular. The pace is fast. Sometimes I want just a bit more detail than I’m gonna get. But man, what a fantastic world. What a fantastic reading experience.
Have a go at one of your years-old favourites.
Until next time x