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Sometimes, I Like to Do it Nice & Slow

You darn perverts! Don't think I don't know why you came in when you saw the title.  ;o)

No sexy talk in here today (Though if you like the romancy stuff you might want to head over to Chocolate & Spice, a new blog I'm collaborating on with Stina and Anya: where we post about all things romance)

Now, back to me.

Like most of my fellow writers, I'm also a voracious reader. And again, like most, I have a TBR pile large enough to build a fort for myself and a small group of friends . . . to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real.

Oh, sorry, ADHD attack.

Anyway, lately, I've been sort of rushing through series because I've got a self-imposed deadline.

My good buddy Misty wouldn't shut up about Karen Marie Moning's FEVER series and with the final book being released last month, I knew there was no way she'd be able to keep silent for long. So I read all 5 books in the space of four weeks. (It was a hell of a ride too!)

Oh, I also just crawled out from the rock I've been under and finally started The Mortal Instruments series. (I really shouldn't find moody, teenage Nephilim quite so attractive). I've finished the first book, and have approximately 3 weeks to read the next two books in the series so I'm ready for the City of Fallen Angels release next month.

So, I made myself a promise when I opened The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.  I've decided to slow down and take my time with Julie's books.

She's a TREMENDOUS writer and I could easily see myself sitting down & reading The Iron King in one sitting . . . but I've forced myself to relax and enjoy 10 pages a day.

That's right. I'm doing the slow savor.

And because it's only ten pages (which equates to about ten minutes) no matter how busy my day is, I can always find time to fit in my daily fix.

If you've never done this sort of thing before I'd definitely suggest you give it a try. Instead of speed dating, it's like having an old-fashioned courtship. (I also highly recommend giving Julie's books a try if you haven't already. I'm not even finished the first and I definitely give it my seal of approval!)

Anyone else do the slow read from time to time or is it just me?

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