Monday, April 04, 2016

The Gobbledybooks For Real (It's Monday!)


The struggle is really really real. I have a case of the gobbledybooks (want to read everything so I actually read nothing) and no matter what I pick up, I'm antsy. Generally that means I haven't yet picked up the right book, but if 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, Girl in Translation, AND Pretty Monsters are all the wrong books, I'm a banana in a track suit.

What books have supercharged your reading lately? 

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39 comments:

  1. Oh man, The Night Circus for sure. I ended up reading 6 books that weekend. Having the gobbledybooks meself at the moment, so going to bring some sort of organization to my unread books before I go into full-blown panic/overwhelm mode!

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    1. Oh yessss! I love that book so much. I wish wish wish she'd write more. Good luck getting out of the gobbledybooks!

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  2. HA! I'm a banana in a track suit - love it! Hope one of these sticks for you.

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    1. LOL, I couldn't help myself. It popped into my head, and I went with it!

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  3. I had forgotten the term, but, yes, I've been suffering from the gobbledybooks for the last week and a half. I want read All The Books! But apparently only 20 pages at a time before I move on to the next...

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    1. It's a plague of gobbledybooks! I'm the same way re: 20 pages at a time and move on to the next. Arrrgh!

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  4. I put aside 13 Ways too. I might give Why We Came to the City a chance. It was definitely one of those "keep reading when I should be doing something else" books!

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    1. I'll definitely get back to 13 Ways, but I was in the mood for more action. Regional Office is sticking right now, so I'm going to roll with it. I'll have to check out Why We Came to the City!

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  5. So that's what that feeling's called. A friend of mine loved 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl.

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    1. LOL, yep! Heather and I made this word up. We thought it was pretty fitting. Looking forward to continuing with 13 Ways! I like the first couple of stories a lot.

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  6. Haha... hope you settle on book soon!

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    1. The Regional Office is Under Attack seems to be the one sticking best. Gotta get it finished before the epub expires!

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  7. I know the feeling well, though I didn't have a name for it.

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    1. Well there ya go! I hope this name helps you. :D

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  8. I love the term "gobbledybooks" - it's perfect! Sometimes when I'm feeling that way, I take the chance to read one of my daughter's YA books. They are so much quicker to read and you can just zip along, feeling like you're accomplishing something.

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    1. Isn't it? Heather and I put our heads together on that one. Great idea re: YA books. I have Shadow and Bone on my TBR and I've been kind of itching to give it a try, too. Gobbledybooks! lol

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  9. The Fireman did! And I'm loving The Regional Office is Under Attack. I hope it clears up soon.

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    1. Yes! I really need to jump into some Joe Hill soon! Even if I revisit and finish 20th Century Ghosts! Ha!

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  10. A banana in a track suit, tho.

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  11. I read WE ARE THE ANTS recently and it was AMAZING! Glad I made myself try it - I thought it would be not-my-thing but I was so wrong! So glad for the 50 page rule. :)

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    1. Ooh, I need to look that one up! I try to abide by the 50 page rule. Sometimes it works and other times I'm wishy washy.

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    2. AND OMG I LOOKED IT UP AND I MUST READ IT!

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  12. Oh man, I know this feeling. It was how I felt throughout the month of February (started and dropped so many books!) and felt an attack coming on last night looking through my Nook library. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson and The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty were two books I read this year that kept me reading to the end without feeling distracted. In both cases, I loved the writing and loved being inside the world of the story, though obviously very different writing and stories! That's the question I'm trying to answer for myself to pick my next read: What world do I want to be in today? Not always so easy to answer...

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    1. Oohh, I'm so glad you said that. Brown Girl Dreaming is SOOOO high on my wanna-read list! I'll have to check out Moriarty. I've never read her stuff.

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  13. Without a doubt, Sara Baume's Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither. Finally a book I could finish without getting distracting by all the other books stacked next to the bed.

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  14. Hope one of these books does the trick!

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  15. City of Thieves (Benioff) and The Age of Miracles (Walker).

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    1. I've heard great things about both of these, Les!

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  16. I really enjoyed Even If the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia and am loving Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. Here is what I read last week. Happy reading!

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    1. Awesome! I'll look them both up, Kathy!

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  17. Heh what an image :D Hope you can settle down with a book soon! I'm currently reading too many because because I find them all amazing, as a result it'll take me a month to finish them probably. Also, very intrigued by 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl.

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  18. Why hasn't someone invented the capacity to clone yourself so you can read more than one book at the exact same time? Serious oversight here.

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  19. Good luck finding something that sticks! I heard the author of 13 Ways on the radio the other day and she definitely made me want to pick up the book :)

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  20. Um. I can't say that I ever have an issue with the gobbledybooks. My OCD stands me in good stead in that arena. Once I pick a book to read, I stick with it until I finish. I select a book either through publication date if it is a review copy or through a random number generator if it is one of my own books. It is not a system that will work for most people, but it works for me.

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  21. My TBR pile is always more interesting than what I have. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch really grabbed me. Coming out in August, though.

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  22. I just loved "Miller's Valley" by Anna Quindlen. It's the only book I've been able to read straight through lately. I have several others going right now - maybe I have the gobbleybooks, too?!

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