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Bout of Books 15, Day 4: Can’t Get Enough

Bout of Books 15, Day 4: Can’t Get Enough

So, I’ve finished my first book and moved onto the second! Loving every second of this reading week. Still on track with most of my goals, though I had to take a break from writing because I absolutely, positively need to devour every available book of Kingdom of the Lost Cities as soon as possible. Really. The universe is in jeopardy, and burying my face in a series of books will save us all.

At least, that’s what the hunger to know what happens feels like. Must . . . read . . . NOW.

Another unexpected happenstance last night was trying to listen to an audiobook after my designated reading time. My brain lately hasn’t been shutting off when I’m trying to sleep, and I’ve tried to listen to podcasts in order to divert my thoughts. Those didn’t work—Kevin said that it’s because I’m still in “learning” mode and paying too much attention—but he recommended listening to fiction because we “get lost” in stories. I looked at my Audible account and saw that my husband had bought Ready Player One, a book several family members had been bugging me to read. I downloaded it to my phone and let it play (with a timer so it automatically shut off in a half hour). Worked like a charm! I didn’t feel the need to drag out my phone and read Cracked articles until exhaustion, I didn’t try to keep listening and not actually sleep like I had with the writing podcasts, and I could easily find where I last remembered the next morning. So, I guess I’m now also “reading” Ready Player One this week!

Bout of Books 15, Day 4: Can’t Get Enough

Bout of Books 15, Day 4: Can’t Get Enough

So, I’ve finished my first book and moved onto the second! Loving every second of this reading week. Still on track with most of my goals, though I had to take a break from writing because I absolutely, positively need to devour every available book of Kingdom of the Lost Cities as soon as possible. Really. The universe is in jeopardy, and burying my face in a series of books will save us all.

At least, that’s what the hunger to know what happens feels like. Must . . . read . . . NOW.

Another unexpected happenstance last night was trying to listen to an audiobook after my designated reading time. My brain lately hasn’t been shutting off when I’m trying to sleep, and I’ve tried to listen to podcasts in order to divert my thoughts. Those didn’t work—Kevin said that it’s because I’m still in “learning” mode and paying too much attention—but he recommended listening to fiction because we “get lost” in stories. I looked at my Audible account and saw that my husband had bought Ready Player One, a book several family members had been bugging me to read. I downloaded it to my phone and let it play (with a timer so it automatically shut off in a half hour). Worked like a charm! I didn’t feel the need to drag out my phone and read Cracked articles until exhaustion, I didn’t try to keep listening and not actually sleep like I had with the writing podcasts, and I could easily find where I last remembered the next morning. So, I guess I’m now also “reading” Ready Player One this week!

Erica Deel

Erica is an author of young adult fiction, specializing in contemporary fantasy. She is creating her own “wonderlife” by living out her writing dreams.

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