No, this time gap between posts is not a mistake. I finished Geography of Bliss on Tuesday and wrote it up Wednesday. Before I went to bed Tuesday night I searched the Kindle store trying to decide what my next book would be. I wanted something light and fluffy to get me through the next two weeks of packing and moving. I downloaded sample chapters from several different books I had on my reading list trying to find one that seemed to fit.
I'm going to take a mini-detour here and say that I have a bad habit of starting and not finishing books. I have a hard time getting into books usually and I hate that I have so many unfinished books lying around (well now packed up or in the Half Price Books box). Many times if I start a book and don't finish it right away I find it almost impossible to go back and finish later. It is a bad quirk that I wish I didn't have. I love to read, but in recent years it has been hard for me to find books that I could finish.
After trying several different samples from my wish list I read the sample from Karma Girl. I had put the book on my list years ago after hearing the author on one of my sci-fi podcasts. My eyes flew over the sample and I bought the book. Score that it was also a few dollars cheaper than the normal Kindle book price. I was happy to find something that would get me through the next week or so.
Karma Girl is the complete opposite of my previous book. It is straight up chick lit, a genre that I can handle only in very small doses. The reason it was on a sci-fi podcast is because it is set in a world with superheroes and über villians. So I started reading. And reading. And reading. And I kept reading. And the clock moved forward and my brain was reminding me that I did have one more day of work and I really couldn't stay up until 1:00 a.m. Or 2:00 a.m. I finally went to bed at 2:30 a.m. Needless to say I finished the book in two days.
This is a perfect summer on the beach type of book. I obviously breezed through it quickly (and I'm not a particularly fast reader). There are sequels but I'm not sure if I'm going to read them because they are from the view point of other characters and I'm usually not a fan of those kind of sequels. I get invested with the main characters and those are the people that I want to spend time with. Not the people that were on the side.
Now I have to find something else to read for the move!