I know I am tackling this early, but I ran out of short story compilations and Tiny Stories takes only a few moments to read…I need something to keep me occupied while I wait to hear about #PitchMadness…so I’m going into March a few days early…
March. That odd month where it feels like winter is clashing with summer. Plants decide to start coming out of hiding. It gets a touch warmer then freezes you to death. In like a lion and out like a lamb.
Of course when I think about Lion and Lamb…
Yeah. Twilight. Some habits are hard to break. I still sneak peeks at Eclipse often.
But, I’ve already read Twilight more times than I care to share. Not near the triple digits but still… The point of reading themes is to get something new in my hands for my eyes to scan, my brain to decipher, and [hopefully] my heart to melt. Sorry, Divergent, I’ve read you already, too.
Who doesn’t love that moment when Four and Tris meet? *happy sigh*
No romance, though. I’m still on the “I’ve written a romantic comedy so I can’t read anything like it” phase, because I know I’ll start daydreaming about my story, really start nitpicking at it like a chimp trying to rid fleas off its friend…and I don’t want to dislike anything about Wings. (It’s also why I have three stories in first draft only. Got picky about everything.)
But I am going to go with Spring in this month’s theme. Ish. Technically.
SPRING INTO A SERIES.
Not finish a series I’ve started and haven’t finished because it was time to change themes (Legend…not that it was bad, but I desperately wanted a RomCom to read) or maybe I’ve been waiting for the next installment (see Illuminae…dying to know when book two will be out). I have quite a collection of untouched series, including but not limited to: The Siren by Kiera Cass, The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer, Red Rising by Pierce Brown, The Wayward Pines series by Blake Crouch, The Magician series by Charlie N. Holmberg, a few more Hugh Howey series…and so many more. I’m not even counting the romance series in this choice…
Needless to say, I have quite the collection of collections.
The rules for this month:
- I must have all available books in the series.
- That takes out quite a few sets including The Siren.
- It has to be entirely new to me.
- Sorry Hitchhiker’s…I’ve read one of you before.
- quite a few other’s too.
- My heart needs to smoke with admiration for the story
- like so many stories before
- big shoes to fill
That leaves me with The Uglies and Cinder.
Tough choice as everyone tells me I need to read them both. It seriously came down to a coin toss.
The SPRING INTO A SERIES winner:
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
I have no idea what the story is about. I do admit the cover art grabbed my attention, therefore I do tend to judge a book by its cover…hence the collection began…and I have all of the available books in the series…and I hope I’m not going to suffer cliffhanger-itis at the end of this. Already 20 pages into Cinder and am enjoying it. I’m looking forward finding out how this Cinderella tale will blow me away (according to everyone who suggests I read it).
Out of curiosity, are there any other series I need to keep an eye for? Any I need to read?
I’m always looking to expand my TBR list. As if there aren’t more than enough books there already.
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Bonus points to the person who knows why I have a gif of Chris Evans smoking…