There's something magical about meandering through a book store, letting your fingers trail softly over the spines of new books. I'm that person. I will touch the books just for the sake of touching 'em. Eve and I recently ventured into BAM to purchase some books for our impending trip to YALLFest in Charleston, SC. (If you're interested, here's the link. YALLFest! ) This will mark my first book event and I am beyond excited! This isn't my normal genre, but Eve has been so very patiently exposing me to new series and new authors that I would be remiss not to explore it! Digress, I do. We stalked the aisles, snagging books which snagged our attention. I am so incredibly backlogged in my reading. Books keep piling up. Part of my issue is that time gets the best of me. I seemingly always have something to do or something to which I must attend. Also, I have an awful habit of reading more than one book at a time and my brain is one of those silly brains which already goes in too many various directions all at once. The worst part, though, is when I get mad or annoyed and I strike against a character. And believe you me, I do! When I read, I get invested! My emotions get tied up and twisted! I've been known to cry, fuss, rant, smile, giggle, fall in love, talk trash, and even toss a book. And as awful as it sounds, once I'm mad with a character, I pretty much write 'em off. It's rare that I seek and find redemption.
So, have you ever been mad with a character? Did you finish the book?