It always surprises me when people read slow. Gene reads ridiculously slow. It took him two years to finish a Mario Puzo novel. I, on the other hand, often finish books in one sitting.
I'm mostly addicted to series books... because I love to see how characters develop over time and I usually hate to see the story end. So when I find a series that I like a lot (i.e. Harry Potter series, Outlander series, Twilight series, Stephanie Plum series) I become a little crazed with the reading. Outlander (which is BIG) I read in about three days. And didn't stop reading until I had finished all of the books that were out at the time.
So when I finally picked up the Southern Vampire Mysteries/Sookie Stackhouse novels, I knew it was going to be bad. Gene was gone for three days so I was by myself... and it was either read a lot or watch a lot of The Closer. I picked reading. It took me exactly one week (started last Tuesday, finished last night) to read all nine books that are out.
And now that I sped through all of them... I want to do it again. Maybe not the first one (especially since I just finished watching the first season of True Blood which is essentially the first book) but I want to reread them all again. And maybe a bit slower. I want to see if I pick up on anything... any hints.
Am I the only one who reads this way? I get comments about how "crazy" I am, or how "worried" people are about me when I get myself sucked into books like this... but I like to get sucked in. Last night, Gene kept trying to interrupt a VERY important part of the book (I HAD BEEN WAITING FIVE WHOLE BOOKS FOR THAT MOMENT. FIVE BOOKS!!!) and was upset that I chose vampire yumminess over helping him upload New Orleans pictures on facebook. (clearly I made the right decision...)
But in all seriousness... please tell me someone else reads like me. And reads multiple books in one day. Because for a while I was reading two books a day. I probably could have finished all nine in three days if I didn't have to work.