Sometimes, there are just waaaay too many books getting published and you begin to feel overwhelmed, like you are fighting against an incoming wave and there're nothing you can do to slow it down. That's why throughout the past couple of months, I decided to pick up some of my most beloved books for a re-read. Reading old stories really helped slow down everything, and I learned to shut out a lot of outside influences. Finally, it was just me, and my books, and everything felt right. :) I began my re-read this summer, with the fourth book in one of my most adored series.
In the summer, I re-read PLAGUE by Micheal Grant and the brutality of the story hit just as hard the second time around. If you have not picked this one up yet, do so immediately.
This month, I plowed through The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima. Han Alister sounded even better the second time around. He is the one boy I will fangirl over. (But, damn. Fire Dancer is pretty enticing as well.)
I am hoping to move on to The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey next and finish the year off with The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.
I hope you, yes you, take a couple of weeks between now and the end of this year to re-read some of your most treasured stories.