Hooked

I’m reading a great novel by Nora Roberts at the moment. I’ve only just discovered her work, but as is my nature, when I find an author I really like I buy everything they’ve written as soon as the last page is turned. That’s a little difficult with the delightful Ms Roberts because she has hundreds of titles.

Still, I’m giving it a good go. As an avid reader, I get through them pretty quick. Although once I’m hooked they can take over my life. I think I’ve talked about my lack of willpower before – reading as I’m cooking, in between assignments, into the early hours, whilst watching tv, in the bath… I know the true meaning of the expression ‘I couldn’t put it down’. In a similar way to my own characters, I get invested in other people’s, so much so that I loathe to leave them for a minute. At least until their tale is told. Then there’s usually a sense of loss that they’re gone, not always, but some books are hard to forget.

Nora Roberts is such a natural writer. She may not be everyone’s ‘cup of tea’ – being predominantly a romance writer. But she has an amazing ability to capture you from the first word – everything flows so well you can picture it as she must be seeing it in her head. She really makes you care about the characters… they become like old friends.

Right now I’m supposed to be spending time in my own world, but I’m really tempted to go back to one of hers… at least for a little while!

That about covers what I wanted to say. I’m sure you can guess I’m a fan!

As always, thanks for reading.

Until next time,

Mel

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2 Comments

I completely understand. I was addicted to a few authors for a while: Toni Morrison, Anne Rice, Octavia Butler, etc. My guilty pleasure last year was the True Blood series by Charlaine Harris; I finished the available books in the series in 6 weeks.

I go through a withdrawal after completing a series where I can’t read any fiction for quite some time or I might pick up a frivolous read to clear my reading palatte.

    Thanks for replying πŸ™‚ It’s a relief to know I’m not the only one! Sometimes, when I’ve just finished a particularly good saga, and everything else just seems to pale in comparison, I have to read something outside of my normal genre.

    Perhaps that’s why I now enjoy a wide range, and can dip in and out as I choose. Though, in truth, I’ve been entertained merely by reading the back of a cornflakes package! I guess the ‘readers’ among us can enjoy just about anything πŸ™‚

    Thanks again
    Mel

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