Thursday, January 7, 2010

I just finished reading...

The Maze Runner, but James Dashner.

It's the first part of a young adult trilogy. My sister Allison works in the youth section of the public library, and if anything good crosses her path she sends it my way. I laid down (by that I mean curled up in bed in the fetal position, thank you time of the month) and started this around 6 p.m. and read it straight through and finished around 9:30 or 10, so it's a pretty quick read.

It took me a few chapters to get a grip on what was going on, but by then I was hooked and couldn't stop even if I wanted to. The basic gist is a group of kids is stuck in the middle of a giant maze. They stay in the middle of the maze in a place called the Glade, and every day runners go out into the maze to try to map it so they can hopefully find a way out. A new kid joins the group once a month, and the newest addition, Thomas (protagonist) is very different from the rest. The ending is amazing.

I should never get hooked on a series unless the entire series has been published-unfortunately this is the only book that's out in this trilogy!

I just started Steven King's newest book, Under the Dome. I'm just a dozen or so pages in, and this book is quite the tome and should take me a bit. There are tons of holds on the book, so I have to have it finished by the 20th, so I have to hurry! So far it seems very like The Wall by Marlen Haushofer, but I shall see!

It's been so cold and snowy out lately that all I want to do after work is curl up in bed and read until it's lights out.

What are you reading right now?

1 comment:

  1. I read The Maze Runner! I work in book publishing and snagged an advanced copy at Book Expo America. I thought it was really good, and want to read the rest of the series when it's available :o)


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