Wednesday, May 26, 2010

So Not A Good Way To Keep Me Reading

Let me set the mood. It's early evening yesterday and having come home from a hard day's work, I laid out on my bed with "Infinity" by Sherrilyn Kenyon in my hand. I've waited a long time for it, it's finally here and now all I need to do is put a hold on life and read. I made sure I was comfy, diet coke within reach, bedroom door closed, cell phone turned off (rofl yeah that was a lie but the intent was there and that's what counts right?) I started reading and it's good. I could tell straight away that it's aimed at a Young Adult audience and although I'm going to miss all the hot, broody Dark Hunters, I'm fine with it. Then I read a sentence that shocks me so much that I'm not sure when I'm going to pick the book back up. To any other reader it may not be a biggie but to me - it shook me. For some UNKNOWN reason to me, Nick (the main character) wishes he could have the Swine Flu for 4 years. I lost my best friend last November to the Swine Flu so you could imagine my confusion about why getting it would be a good thing. I guess it's a pretty sore subject with me (it being the first exposure I've had with someone I love dying) and so I'm worried now that it's put an unremovable taint on the book. Maybe it was just yesterday. Maybe I just need to keep reading and Nick's wish will fade into the background. I don't know. So for right now, Infinity goes back on the shelf. Hopefully it won't stay there for long. I ADORE the author and I'd hate to miss out on what looked like a really good branch off to the Dark Hunters series. We'll see what happens.

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