Booking Through Thursday: Anticipation


This week’s Booking Through Thursday prompt asks:

What’s the last book you were really EXCITED to read?

And, were you excited about it in advance? Or did the excitement bloom while you were reading it?

Are there any books you’re excited about right NOW?

I think the last book I was really excited to read was probably [amazon_link id=”0439023513″ target=”_blank” ]Mockingjay[/amazon_link] by Suzanne Collins (review), which I read last September (almost a year ago!). I had just finished the first two [amazon_link id=”0545265355″ target=”_blank” ]Hunger Games[/amazon_link] books, and I just couldn’t stop turning the pages. I suppose the last time I enjoyed a book so much might have been [amazon_link id=”0545139708″ target=”_blank” ]Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows[/amazon_link]. I didn’t really have enough time to be excited about it in advance because by the time I became intrigued enough by Hunger Games to read it, the third novel had already been published. I bought it at the Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, and I remember carrying it around that day at the Decatur Book Festival, anticipating cracking it open when I went home later.

I am excited about some books coming out or in my to-read list. I really want to read [amazon_link id=”0312558171″ target=”_blank” ]The Ballad of Tom Dooley[/amazon_link] by Sharyn McCrumb. I’m also looking forward to the R.I.P. Challenge, when I plan to read Ransom Riggs’s [amazon_link id=”1594744769″ target=”_blank” ]Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children[/amazon_link]. I am excited for Katherine Howe’s next book (I read and reviewed [amazon_link id=”1401341330″ target=”_blank”]The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane[/amazon_link]). I follow her on Twitter, so I know she’s editing it right now. I’m also excited for the sequel to Deborah Harkness’s [amazon_link id=”0670022411″ target=”_blank” ]A Discovery of Witches[/amazon_link] (review). I’m also looking forward to [amazon_link id=”031262168X” target=”_blank” ]The Witch’s Daughter[/amazon_link] by Paula Brackston. It’s not a book, but I’m mad with anticipation over the unveiling of Pottermore. I managed to get a beta registration, and I’m waiting on tenterhooks for my welcome email saying I can officially get in the site.

photo credit: Lori Greig


5 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Anticipation

  1. I was really excited to read The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, and had been wanting to read it since it first came out. I finally got my hands on a copy last week and I just finished it yesterday. I googled it to see if there will be a sequel of some sort and that's how I came across your post. I'm excited to read K.Howe's next book and am also very excited for the sequel to A Discovery of Witches. It seems we have similar reading tastes so I'm going to check out Hunger Games (finally) and the book you mentioned by Paula Brackston.
    Right now reading Neverwhere by Neil Gamain.

    1. Hi Elspeth (I love your name). I know Katherine Howe is writing a book right now because she has mentioned it on Twitter, but I am not sure it's a sequel per se. The Hunger Games is awesome! You might wish to check out my Goodreads or Shelfari accounts (links in the sidebar on the right).

  2. I just wrote a very long post and I guess it got lost in cyberspace somewhere.
    Anyways, I wrote that the last book I was excited about reading was The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and I just finished it yesterday. Loved it and am looking forward to her next book, and also to the sequel to A Discovery of Witches, though I, too, was not crazy about Diana and Matthew. (I read your review). And she annoyed me in that she was this brilliant academic but, oh darn, she just couldn't get the spells right…I wanted her to be stronger; more capable. I'm assuming in the next book she will be since she has all the witch markers, etc..
    Your genealogy research sounds interesting. (I had to give up my MyAncestry addiction)

    1. Well, I did get a comment from you. I think maybe it hadn't been approved yet, which may be why you didn't see it. Genealogy is a great deal of fun for me.

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