Why do I do this to myself? I knew it was a bad idea to start a stack of series books. Now, I feel compelled to finish them and that’s a lot of reading! Here are my recent acquisitions from the local library:
For the appetizer we start with book two of the Dark Tower series: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King.
The main course is book two of the Sword of Truth Series: Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind.
And for dessert, a touch of literary fluff, book four of the Fablehaven series: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull.
Naughty child that I am, I’m starting with my dessert first before moving on to the much heavier topics of the other two. Some people can read several books simultaneously, I’m not one of them unless they are non-fiction. I suppose I could if I wanted, but why? I’d rather focus on one book at a time to keep the experience as pure as possible.
Although I would like to call this pleasure reading, I’m considering it research into the depths of the fantasy genre. Each one of these writers are SO different that it will be a challenge to find common threads among the three works. It’s a relief that I have yet to stumble upon a story line that is even remotely like mine. I guess that means I need to finish writing it!
Reviews to come!