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03 May 2014 @ 08:06 pm
Recent Reads: Morganville Vampires  

I appear to be determined to binge-read Rachel Caine‘s entire Morganville Vampires series (15 books) this weekend. I’m on my 5th one since Thursday and have read 2 in their entirety today. Or possibly 3. I’ve lost count. This whole instant download of the e-books thing is terribly dangerous, and what’s even worse is that Caine does not wrap her books up, she just stops in mid-scene, leaving the reader to go “AAAAAAAAAAAAGH” and reach for the next one immediately. And worse than THAT is the formatting for these particular books doesn’t give a 48% read or whatever, so the end just suddenly leaps up and smacks me in the face. They’re only, what, maybe 80K books, and I can burn through one in a couple hours easy, so honestly, with a little determination (and ignoring everything around me) I could easily have them finished by Monday.

*attempts, desperately, to stay strong and not buy the entire rest of the series today* *or tomorrow*

Aside from reading Morganville my big plans for the month are to do the STONE’S THROE revisions, get the Regency proposal out to my agent (it’s almost ready!) and, I hope, write a short story or two. Anything beyond that is icing on the cake.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Autopopeautopope on May 3rd, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
I'm having a similar problem with Ilona Andrews' Edge series -- 4 books, but a whole lot bigger -- dammit. (The Andrews' have got a very slick technique, managing to somehow merge the plot skeletons and tropes of genre romance with hard-boiled military or heist caper adventure: it's worthy of study.) Anyway, um, about 950 pages down in 72 hours so far. This after binging on "Angelmaker" by Nick Harkaway to give me some chewy fibre in my pulp diet.
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on May 3rd, 2014 07:57 pm (UTC)
I have the last three of them in my tbr pile... its just that its easier to chew through them that way instead of waiting for the next new one. The Chloe Neill books are the same way...
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on May 3rd, 2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
I did that a while back with the Jane Yellowrock series. Sometimes, a writer just gets you...
mikaela_lmikaela_l on May 4th, 2014 06:56 pm (UTC)
I just finished re-reading Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series. Fast paced, well plotted and with intriguing characters. Now I'm all set for Shield of Winter. :)
Herefoxherefox on May 7th, 2014 10:03 pm (UTC)
It was sort of tiring to read them as they came out because of the cliffhanger issue...I think doing it as a binge is the way to go.