Thursday, October 22, 2015

Reading but not writing

I'm dragging, this week, so I'm just reading and don't feel like writing reviews. At the moment, I'm focusing on Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman.

I accidentally pre-ordered two copies of Illuminae. When I became aware of my mistake, I considered cancelling one of them but Kiddo enjoyed Kristoff's previous series and it sounded like my kind of book, so I decided to just leave it and give one to him. I'm glad I did. He whipped through Illuminae the night it came. I'm still just reading around 100 pages per night, maybe a bit more.

So, the morning after Kiddo finished, I asked him what he'd rate Illuminae on a scale of 1-10. His answer: "9.3".  I said, "What led you to take that 7/10 off?" and he told me, "Personal reasons." Spoilery reasons, apparently, but he reminded me that he rates very few books above a 7 or 8, so "It's all good."

Illuminae is a YA that takes place in the 26th century, about an illegal outer-space mining colony attacked by a competing corporation. The survivors need to get to a static wormhole to escape but it will take months and there are two things chasing them: a terrifying disease and an enemy ship. Gripping stuff.

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  1. I've heard both good and bad about this one. It's one I'll have to check out to see what side I fall on. I've been reading a lot but also not writing. It's a mood thing.

    1. I'm loving it but you might want to see if there's a copy at your library if you're unsure about it. Now, I'm curious what people *don't* like!

      Yep, it's a mood thing. And, I'm just dragging, this week. I figure if you don't feel like writing, fine. Might as well enjoy yourself reading and give writing a rest.

  2. I'm having the same issue - reading, but not reviewing. Only it's been going on for a couple months for me. I manage to churn out a few reviews here and there, but mostly I just don't feel up to it.

    1. And, that's fine. If you don't feel like writing, why push it? Might as well enjoy the reading and write when the urge strikes.


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