I don’t remember a moment in my life when I couldn’t read.
All right, that’s a little lie. There was this one time that I was in Costco with my parents, and my mom caught me in the movie section holding a VHS copy of The Lion King upside down. Pretending to read. But it’s one of those memories that I only “remember” because someone told me about it.
I’ve always been an avid reader of fairy tales, and if I can find a new one, I like to jump on it (if, given my college schedule, I have time). In the meantime, that’s what I write, as well. I like to put twists of tales of old and give them new life from different perspectives.
But we’re not talking about what I write. We’re talking about what I read.
In the past couple weeks, I finally picked up THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss. I’ve had this book for years–my best friend got it for me as a Christmas gift back in 2011. And I can’t believe I hadn’t picked it up before now. I’m currently on page 484 out of a whopping 722, and I have got to say, if you’re not reading anything that’s blowing you out of the water right now, pick up this book as soon as you can get your pretty little hands on it. At this point, I would read Rothfuss’s grocery lists and be incandescently happy. (Thank you, Pappy!)
The book I read most recently before NAME was ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell. Utterly fantastic book. Up there on my favorite-book-o-meter (soon to be joined by THE NAME OF THE WIND when I finish it, I’m sure) with John Green’s THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. After I finish my current read, I’ll probably pick up CINDER by Marissa Meyer. I actually have a signed copy of that book, and I’ve had it for a while, but it’s been sitting sideways on my bookshelf for the longest time! (Perhaps not as long as NAME, but pretty long nonetheless.) But it’s a twist on Cinderella with cyborgs and gahh, excitement!
What’s that I said? “Sitting sideways”? Well, that has to do with how I organize my bookshelves. For one, all of my books are ordered alphabetically by author, and then by publication date. So it goes A–>Z / earlier pub date –> later pub date from right to left, no matter if they’re read or unread. If they’re sitting sideways–that is, if they’re shelved horizontally with the spines up–I have yet to read them. It’s an easy way to see what wonderful book worlds I have yet to visit.
I’ll probably do these “What I’m reading” posts every now and again. But until next Sunday…!