I've been feeling rather overwhelmed by my online and real life commitments and lately it just seems easier to escape into the pages of a book than deal with the here and now. Which I think is where the vampires come in, since even though I've been reading more intensively, all I've been craving is fun, easy reads. Ones to get completely lost in. Comfort reads.
At the beginning of the week I tried my third manga, xxxHolic vol. 1, which I have to admit I didn't like as much as the other two. Then mid-week I had an unexpected day off as all my lessons were cancelled. Although it was not by me, it was fortunate because hayfever decided to hit me hard this week, leaving me sneezing, stuffed up with a headache, and lethargic for the last few days. Admittedly, this is probably partly why I'm feeling more reclusive than usual but instead of getting some other stuff done around here, I gulped down all of Colleen Gleason's latest, As Shadows Fade, which finally showed up by the way. I can't remember the last time I read a whole book in a day! Then I spent quite a few hours reading yesterday and today, and have just finished reading all 700 odd pages of Breaking Dawn. Whew! Considering I read all of Eclipse last weekend. Double whew! And even though it was cheesy and I didn't even like most of the first half of Breaking Dawn, I'm still going to miss Bella, Edward, Jacob, Alice and all the rest. As well as Victoria, Max, and Sebastian.
What to read next? I'm not sure. I still feel like losing myself in something not too challenging but I do think I'm vampired out for now. Maybe more manga. Or fantasy. Or I wonder if a mystery would fit my current mood. What are your comfort reads?
Hope you're achieving a better balance than I am lately, and apologies for being a bad blogger lately, or rather a bad blog visitor. I love your comments and I promise to stop by when I get my blogging mojo back. Have a good week!
Week in Review:
Sunday Salon: a vampire weekend
Berry Angel of Spring (Weekend Snapshot)
Bookish Musings and It's Tuesday, where are you?
'Emma, vol. 1' by Kaoru Mori (review)
Friday Finds and Fill-ins