Thoughts of a Reader

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It’s just a book.

Stop thinking about it.

I can’t. 

It’s not real.

But it feels real.

Don’t dwell on it.

I can’t help it.

I can’t stop thinking about 



and all the Scythes.

You need to read something else.

This is troubling you.

I need to know what happens!

Arghhhh! The third book doesn’t come out until 2019!

I read the premise of the book. I didn’t think it was the book for me. The story line sounded morbid, so I don’t know what possessed me to request it from the library. I thought I’d read a little and discover it wasn’t my cup of tea, so I could abandon it. That didn’t happen. I continued to read, I needed to find out what happened.  I consumed that book in a few days. The book is Scythes by Neal Shusterman. Hungry for more I returned to the library to find I was fourth in line for requesting Thunderhead. Impatiently I waited for other readers to finish. Now I have it. This book will be finished soon. The characters will have to live in my memory until The Toll is published in 2019.

11 thoughts on “Thoughts of a Reader

  1. Leigh Anne Eck says:

    I absolutely loved this book! I ended up buying three copies of it to keep up with the demand of my students. I have Thunderhead, but have not read it yet.

  2. Ooh, I love how you used the organization of your lines and the different colors to help us feel your conflicting thoughts! Glad it hooked you so much! (But I will not be reading, as I can’t stand anything remotely morbid, especially if it sticks in your brain!)

  3. OOOOh! I have a love/hate relationship with stumbling across a series. My monthly book subscription often gives me lots of “firsts” and it’s all it takes to hook me in. The wait can be torture! I like the little snippet of a poem at the beginning. Sounds like an interesting series to add to the list. 🙂

  4. You have piqued my interest. I will check them out. I like how you wrote from different voices-one keeping you with the book and one commanding you to move on. It’s fun to play with our writing and reading like this.

  5. As with anything, sometimes you just need to step outside of your box. Some books just seem to grab you and won’t let you go. This doesn’t sound like my genre, but maybe I’ll give it a shot. Who knows, maybe I’ll be consumed too!

  6. I enjoyed the format and your train of thought…stream of consciousness. When I find an author I love, I can’t wait to read the next one. I haven’t heard about this series. Care to illuminate?

  7. The power of good writing. You are just consumed by the book. I have gotten caught up in some series as well and am so impatient until the next book is released.

  8. I just finished Thunderhead. OMG it is even better than Scythe! We are discussing Thunderhead at my adult book club ( we only do children’s & YA lit) and I suggested we all pick our Scythe name before we meet. I would be Scythe Margaret Atwood. What would your Scythe name be?

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