November 17, 2012

Let's Talk: The All Consuming Book



I love reading and I tend to find a lot of books that capture me and suck me in. I love a story that ends and I can't help but wish the book would continue. Every once in awhile I will run into a book that consumes every aspect of my being, those are the reads I search for. I still enjoy books that just capture me but the all consuming book is the holy grail of books. 

When you put down an all consuming book to go about your daily life, you can't seem to stop thinking about the story. The characters make you envious of the lives they live, and you can't help but want to jump into the story and experience everything first hand. You rush to complete whatever task you’re on so you can jump back into the story.

An all consuming back has you holding your breath as you barrel through the suspenseful parts, knowing the ending will be happy but dying to know how everything will work out. Tears streaming down your face, tissue in your hand, praying no child will interrupt this moment in your story, and not caring if dinner burns because someone’s life in this book is about to change. The twist is coming, the plot is unfolding, and the lover just left and you can't walk away from the story. 

An all consuming book ends with you wanting and needing more, but yet makes you question if a sequel could ever measure up. These books tend to ruin any book that follows for at least a month; while you contemplate rereading the story but questioning if knowing how it ends will make it less amazing. You close the story and can't stop replaying each scene in your head thinking how you need to find another book just like it only not like it so you won't know what is going to happen. 

I live for an all consuming book; it is my endless search for an amazing read. Do you have an all consuming read? What is it? 


Sincerely,
Consumed 

6 comments:

  1. I have several and they always turn into "Read Overs" and "Measuring Stick for this type of romance." When I'm reading other books, sometimes one of them keeps popping into my head and I have to stop what I'm reading and re-read that particular book before I can concentrate on the first book.

    Adria

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  2. I have a few that I still compare books to even now. I think these are the best kinds of books. I love the ones you carry with everywhere because you relay don't want to stop reading because you might miss something. Great post... :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  3. My fav book is like that probably read it 7 time and the first time I read it I finshed in one siting lol

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  4. I am obsessed with the Hallow series by Kim Harrison, the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, and the Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane. Those book stay with me for days after I read them.

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  5. Probably the most immediate one that comes to mind is The Other Boleyn Girl. I would get stabby if anyone/anything interrupted me from reading it. Not just like, "Dang, this book is so good I can't put it down!" - but like, "WTF do you want?!?!?! Can't you see I'm reading dammit?!?! ARRRGHHHH!" (and that was just if my cell phone rang). That book put my brain and all politeness on pause for 2 days while I had to finish it. It was intense.

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  6. *sigh* I have been extremely lucky, and I actually have a few of these. Beautiful Disaster, for one. Taking On The Dead by Annie Walls. Circus Summer by Kailin Gow. Wake by Abria Mattina (so so good). Ink by Holly Hood. And I'm sure I could name a bunch more, but those are the ones that popped out at me right away. And actually, there's a little something there for everyone in that list. In my reading life, I live for these types of books.

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