Monday, April 5, 2010

I Did It!!

I read a book ALL the way through and I did not read ahead at all, or read the end before I finished!! You may be asking yourself why is this such an accomplishment? Don't people typically start a book on page one and end on page 368? 368 was the number of pages in this book and I was constantly checking to see how many pages were left so I could tell myself, 'Only 200 left, only 100 left, only 50 left, only 10 left.' You get the idea.

If you know me then you know I have a serious issue reading a book without knowing what happens at the end. I just like to know. I always finish the book but I JUST LIKE TO KNOW! However, this book isn't even out until May 10th. My wonderful sister Denise let me read an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) that she was able to get. So I decided that since it's not even out then surely I could read it from beginning to end without cheating. And I did. I feel very proud of myself. Every time I felt like reading ahead I would make myself put the book down. I tend to read ahead when it's late at night or I've been reading for a while. However, I'm not holding my breath. When the last book to the 'Hunger Games' comes out in the fall I don't know that I can be this strong.

Also, I don't know the rules on ARC copies so I don't think I'll mention the name of the book or put it on my 2010 list until May. I doubt it's a book most of you will know anyway but it is the second in a series so it was nice to get my hands on it a little early. Now onto Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and no temptation to read ahead because after all, I do know how that one ends.