I hope you get published Blue will be fun to read your story too. Sandtiger, still got my eye on August for your story. September's going to be a great book month. Return of Nightfall by Mickey Zucker Reichert, Carol Berg's Guardians of the Keep, I think that's the title, Janny's book around that time. So many good ones coming this fall. Please teach me how to speed read quick. lol
The problem with reading fast is you get to the end fast. If you read slowly, don't knock it!
The special books that come along I like to savor like Janny's WOLAS they are thick and I take my time to have more time with Arithon. It's not all bad that way but I get behind with other books I get. They pile up and I feel guilty I haven't read them yet but I will later. You guys will be finished with Traitor's Knot long before me but I guess it's not a race to the finish. grin Thought I did read TRHC in two weeks that's a record for me.
Don't feel guilty. I have books on my shelves that were bought years ago and remain unread. Not because they won't be enjoyable but because the time hasn't been available, but it will be someday.
One of those books, Cherryh's Hammerfall is going to get read sooner as I just bought the sequel.
I'm glad you're in that situation too Trys. I know I want the sequel too but thought I need to read Hammerfall first. grin I'm not sure if I'll like it as well as the other series. This one seems very different from what she's done lately. I still plan to read it though. If you read it first tell me what you think of it. I have some allergy eye type thing that slows my reading down too I use to read much more then I have been lately.
I sometimes wish I could stretch reading a book out a bit, but I have to know how it ends, so that means reading till it's done.
I think the best part of the book is the middle where it seems to start taking off and then I want the end. Sometimes I get so involved I read it and finish it anyway but some books just don't do that for me. I like a lot of action and not much boring details but you have to know them to know the story. I'm finding out how important the details are and appreciate them more.
I think details are better the second time you read the book... the first time reading for me is a lot like trying to reign in a horse from going full sprint, so I understand getting irritated by details that seem to get in the way. At least I don't resort to reading the last chapter until I get to it!
I always at least skim the details. There was only one book I ever skipped entire pages on and that was a beloved author that collaborated with a windbag who wrote useless, boring, painfully detailed junk about stuff that was totally irrelevant to the story.
Just a quick question.....
DOES ANYBODY LIKE TERRY PRATCHETT???
Geaorge I started to listen to one of Terry Pratchett's books on tape. The reader had an english cockney accent very exaggerated and it was awful to listen to. I never got thru the first tape. The story was very very busy with alot of characters but also alot of action and the reader's voice made it impossible to follow the story. I may try another format later. Just on another note, wanted to tell you all the Ursula Leguin's 'Tales of Earthsea' is goin to be a mini series on the scifi channel this fall. I am in the middle of that story now and am looking forward to see what they do with it.