But what about the books that you know you're going to love once you sit down and read them? If you're a normal person, you'll just sit down the second you can get your hands on whatever has you all excited, read the damn book and love it to pieces.
|Then you and the book can be best friends forever.|
But if you're like me, you'll love the idea of the book so much that you'll be afraid to read it. Usually this happens with a book that's written by an author whose other books I love so much - or this new book is the sequel to something else I adored. Generally what happens is I'll over hype the book for myself like crazy. No one has to say anything. I just do it to myself.
|Merida and I both know I'm out of my mind.|
Examples of when this has happened to me:
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
JUST ONE YEAR by Gayle Forman
JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta
ACROSS THE STAR-SWEPT SEA by Diana Peterfreund
WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE by Trish Doller
BITTERBLUE by Kristin Cashore
Now, I know some of these books technically haven't come out yet or just came out, but I've had access to a copy of each of these books for a while now (ARCs are a boon to be praised). And yet, no matter how excited I am, I still haven't gotten to the second half of this list. I'm honestly pretty sure it's because I've over-hyped myself. I'm just too excited and can't make myself sit down and read the book in question. Alternatively, I might also be afraid the next book in the series or by that author won't live up to how awesome I've assumed this new book is going to be. (As kind of happened to me with the later Harry Potter books.)
Basically, I'm a mess.
Now, sometimes I'll get my butt in gear and read the freaking thing, but other times I'll keep holding off (as is evident by the fact that I've only read half of that list above). It's just a matter of sitting down, taking a deep breath, quell the excitement/fear and read what I know is going to make me swoon/melt/gasp/squee/cry/whatever. Because, inevitably, it's the books I, myself, over-hype that end up being the ones that do just that.
Anyway, I think this post solidifies my insanity. It's okay if you don't understand, but if you do, please commiserate in the comments below.