Monday, 19 March 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

I had to pop into Kmart on the weekend, and I walked past the new book stand to see what was on offer. My heart skipped a beat with excitement - the new Robin Hobb book!!

(You can't tell here, but the cover has a metallic sheen
and is so pretty!)

You may not have even heard of her before, but Robin Hobb is my all-time favourite author! I have loved all her books and have become emotionally involved in them all, especially the Farseer Trilogy, the Liveship Trilogy and The Tawny Man Trilogy. By emotioanlly involved, I mean my heart aches when the books end, and I feel spent with emotional exhaustion. Not that I cry in books, but I sit on the edge of my seat and my head buzzes and my heart races with the rush of the journey. This is why I read.

Non-readers will probably not know what I am talking about. The first time I experienced this reading heart ache was with the Narnian Chronicles, and I definitely did cry at the end of those books! I think it is something that happens when the story goes for a long time, like the seven books in the Narnia set and the three books in a trilogy. I also got this feeling from reading John Marsden's Tomorrow When the War began series, which is seven books, and from Gone With the Wind, which is just long! You get to know the characters so well, and you are so elated/shocked/devastated at the ending that you are overwhelmed. I get this in movies even moreso, and have been known to bawl and bawl at the end of movies (think Benjamin Button, City of Angels, Sommersby, Bicentennial Man.) To me, a great ending MAKES the story.
So I have put aside, for now, the books I planned to read this week, and am straight into the Robin Hobb book, Dragon City. It is the third book in a trilogy, so I expect it to be an involving read, though it is surprisingly not a thick book. So exciting!

Who is your favourite author?

I am linking up with Sheila's Book Journey to see what my reader friends are up to this week!



  1. My brother and his wife are living in Perth for the next few years. They love it there.

    Here's my
    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?!
    I'd love to have you stop by!

  2. i too can get right into some stories b/c the characters are so realistically portrayed. then i'm thinking about them for days afterwards ")
    to me that's part of the joy of reading and also why our book choices are so important..
    hoping you find the time you'd like for reading this week!

    off the top of my head, one of my faves currently is Victoria Connelly. her characters are real, contemporary and alot of fun ") which is why i'm enjoying them! i need some FuN at the moment ")

  3. The most surprising and rewarding book I read this week was The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau via NetGalley. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  4. Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for sharing....

    And thanks for visiting my blog.

    I also peeked at your more recent post...I thoroughly enjoyed Midnight in Paris, too.

  5. It's not an author I have heard of I must admit.
    I always find it impossible to name a favourite author - the list is too long and for all different reasons!

    Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier. Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. Hi Deb! I was glad to hear you have a connection with Perth though your brother. He is a long way from home! xx

  7. Hi Faith, Hope and Cherrytea! I read Victoria Connelly's book Molly's Millions. It was sweet, and I could see it being made into a film. Victoria Connelly has her own blog, where she shares her love of the country life in Suffolk. It's worth visiting her blog! xx


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