I have been looking forward to this since I heard about it. Month long readathon!
It's pretty typical of me; I just came out of a summer long reading challenge that drove me to a reading slump and then I get excited about making another list of books I want to read a month later.
I know, just have fun with it and I intend to because I discovered something once I broke out of my slump: the reasons for my reading slump (besides summer being slow, though I still don't understand why) is because I didn't want to get caught up in any story and whatever the characters would go through.
Basically I was subconsciously avoiding an inevitable book hangover.
I'm over it, though probably not entirely, that's just a reading hazard. But I think, at least, I've learned to balance things out. And, not that I've been doing this but, not forcing it when a book just isn't hitting.
I just finished a book I started in early July, it was totally stop and go, I was only managing 10, 20 pages and then the other day I read 100 in a day. So, lesson learned slow and steady.
Throughout the month I kept looking at the books I want to read and then would end up laughing at myself because: there's a new Libba Bray book coming out in a few days! And it's the perfect creepy October read!
Sorry to all the other books; but priority.
The book isn't scheduled to be delivered until next Monday, (hopefully it's not coming through USPS because they have been a mess this past month. I already lost one book, there's another package that hasn't made it yet and twice I've gotten the neighbor's mail. I cannot have this book get lost in the mail, or the preorder swag.) so I will have a week to read other books.
And, really, if my experience with the previous two books in The Diviners series has taught me anything is, I'm not devoting myself entirely to this one book. As much as I love them they have taken me a while.
So besides Libba Bray's Before the Devil Breaks You I'll also be reading a few books that inspired the "Master of Suspense" Alfred Hitchcock.
The Real Bad Friend which inspired Psycho
Strangers on A Train
I'll also be reading my first Anne Rice book Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra.