Too Much of a Good Thing

imageMuch to my disbelief, I discovered that there really can be too much of a good thing when it comes to reading. To my sheer disbelief, I have overdosed on my beloved romance novels. During December of last year and January of this year, I have been bingeing on two of my favorite authors. Due to a stroke of luck and an extremely generous friend, I suddenly had access to almost all of the books written by Jayne Ann Krentz (and her pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick) and the complete Bar Cynster series by Stephanie Laurens. Since I gained access to these books, I have read 21 of the Arcane series and related novels from Krentz and I’ve read 11 of the Bar Cynster novels by Laurens. Yeah, I know that seems a little obsessive but I’ve never had access to ssuch an embarassment of riches at one time. I couldn’t help but gorge.

Despite my delight at having all these books to read, the last romance novel I read actually took my 5 whole days…even though I loved it. I can only chalk that up to burnout. I knew I had to find something different to read. So, first I read Interviews with Dead Celebrities by Adam Avitable. I laughed more during the reading of that book than I had during any other recent read. I really recommend it. Then, I picked up the first book in the King and Maxwell series by David Baldacci, Split Second. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the others. I do see why fans of the books didn’t like the short lived King and Maxwell tv series though…glad I watched the series before I read the books.

What is your favorite genre of book…the one you’ll pick up before all others? Have you ever burnt out on them? And, do you have any good authors that you recommend?

5 Responses to Too Much of a Good Thing
  1. Angel
    February 2, 2014 | 10:24 am

    Romance and Young Adult, and yes I’ve burnt out on both of them. I’ve ended up going weeks with out reading because I just couldn’t get into the story.
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  2. a
    February 2, 2014 | 4:41 pm

    I seem to jump around – romance to YA to mystery to thriller to chick-lit to memoir. Sometimes I keep reading stuff (i.e a particular author), even though I don’t even like it. Latest example: Gillian Flynn. Don’t like her books, characters are all unredeemable, can’t stop reading ’em.

    I like the old Amanda Quick stories – her heroines always seem so normal. Well, before she got into the more supernatural stuff, anyway.

  3. Battynurse
    February 4, 2014 | 8:53 am

    I jump around on my reading too although for the last year I’ve had a hard time reading. My brain feels to busy and it’s difficult to focus. Not sure why but it’s a bit frustrating.

  4. Triplezmom
    February 5, 2014 | 3:34 pm

    I tend to like mysteries, but there are some fantasy series that I really enjoy, as well as some chick-lit authors, so I’d say I jump around enough to avoid boredom. And when I need a pick me up, I reread Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling or Kathy Griffin’s books.
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  5. Geochick
    February 7, 2014 | 11:30 am

    I’ve had to make myself take a break from the YA dystopian series out there. It started to seem like that’s all I was reading! As fascinating as they are to me, it’s not a great mindset to be in all the time.
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