Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Rattle and Prattle

Have you ever been really excited about a book, waiting on pins and needles for it to be released, then when you finally get your hands on said book, you no longer want to read it?

That has happened to me. I was looking forward to reading Nalini Singh's, Mine to Possess. I was lucky enough to get my hands on it on prior to it's release date (excitement) and was so hyped up to read it, but as soon as I got MTP home the feeling was gone.

I've tried to read it on three different occasions, but have not been able to get into it. And it's not like the book isn't good or that it's uninteresting, because it's not. What I have read so far I like. Still, I just can't seem to bring myself to go through with finishing the book.

This feeling reminds me of times when I am very hungry and all I can think about is eating, then as soon as I get food in front of me I no longer have an appetite.


Right now I'm reading Colleen Gleason's The Bleeding Dusk and loving it. I am a little mad at my Sebastian though. He has really surprised me in ways I wasn't expecting, and to think; I defended his previous actions so staunchly. Victoria is working my nerves as well, and I have yet to warm up to Max.

Even with these three characters surprising and annoying me, TBD is still a great read.


  1. Yep, that's happened to me on a few occasions. I think sometimes the anticipation just overwhelms the actual. Especially when a series is getting better and better and better. There's usually a point where a series either 1)plateaus out, 2) you've just built it up to an impossible brilliance in your mind 3)the author deals with a character that doesn't interest you as much or 4)there's a sudden decrease in quality.

    As it's number 2 I wouldn't worry. I'd put Mine to Possess on one side for a few weeks and come back to it then.

  2. Happens to me all the time! LOL :) I think that part of it is that you've anticipated the book so much that you're worried you'll be disappointed. Another is that you've spent so much energy anticipating it that you have no more to read it LOL :) Don't worry, you'll read it eventually :)

  3. I may have to hop on the Bleeding Dusk bandwagon since I have heard so many great things about this book!
    GACK not another series to become obsessed with.
    Don't worry about the DNF syndrome. I have the DNS one- DID NOT START. That almost happened to me when Lover Unbound came out because of the WTF ending. LOL

  4. It's good to know that it happens to others. This is the first time that I was anticipating a release and lost the urge to read it once I got my hands on it.

    Katie, I hate to steer you in the direction of another series but this one is really good. You might want to give it a try.

  5. Lover Unbound did that to me. :( I got it when it first became available in my country, and it sat in the TBR for at least 3 months afterwards. Must be all those spoilers that I read that dimmed my enthusiasm. *grin*

  6. Brie,

    I tagged you for a meme... I hope you partcipate, if you haven't already :)