December 8, 2011

Round Six–Year of Reading at Your Mercy

I know I haven’t written about my experience of reading The Road yet, but I’m feeling so much love for the next book I’m privileged to read on my Year of Reading at Your Mercy, that I’m throwing caution to the wind and posting its title now. (I know. Wild, right?. If things keep going this way, I¬†might remove my seat belt for the duration of the driveway tomorrow. Shazaam.)

This time I had to ask Instagram for book picks, but things didn’t go as planned. I posted a photo of a bright yellow note asking people to comment with suggestions, and you know what? Not one instagrammer took me up on it. Perhaps they’re all to busy applying filters to pictures of their children holding walnuts over their eye sockets to stop and recommend a book. (I only use Instagram for serious photography.)

So since I’m way behind on this challenge as it is, rather than waiting days for someone to drop me a comment, I took my clever husband’s suggestion and searched Instagram for tags. I searched #bookrecommendation and #booksuggestion. And to make a long story short, read #6, via blondeninja on Instagram, is The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I’ve been wanting to read this book for some time now. I pull it for reserves at the library and re-shelve it when it comes back in. Over and over. Also, I listen to a podcast with James Dashner, which makes me doubly excited about the book. And my best friend Honor just read it, so now I won’t have to cover my ears and hum loudly when she walks into a room. (But wait, she’s read the sequels too…)

I bought it for my Kindle and started it at lunch today.* The protagonist has already witnessed someone with greenish veins writhing in pain. I can tell this story is going places.

The other two books (from Instagram) that went into the drawing are The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be by Farley Mowat (via rainbow_of_Jess) and Hard Love (via beachbabe143).


*The Maze Runner is not available via Amazon’s lending library or for Knox County Public Library checkout on the Kindle. Sad face.

One comment

Ooh, I’ve been wanting to read this one, too. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

by Erin on December 9, 2011 at 8:57 am. #