You know that feeling you get when you are reading a book and you don’t want it to end because it’s making you feel excited and happy and completely immersed in the world and the characters?

I got to experience that twice in the past couple weeks. First book was THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by Frank L Baum. I hadn’t read that book since I was a little girl, so it was amazing to go back and reread it. I rediscovered all of the funny little worlds that I’d forgotten about (like the cute little porcelain people), and I loved watching the Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow long so much for what they already carried inside.

The second book was EXTRAS by Scott Westerfeld. I’d read the other books in the Uglies series and felt quite overwhelmed at how the pace was so fast by the time I got to Specials. Extras was a pleasant surprise. Another one I didn’t want to put down, full of the perfect amount of suspense and action. I really enjoyed Extras.

I recently read POP by Aury Wallington, and I was pleasantly surprised by that one, too. It was one I’d pull down and then put back on the shelf almost immediately. The reason I read it this time was because Adam actually checked it out.

I’m not sure what I’ll read next. I REALLY want to get my hands on THE PATRON SAINT OF BUTTERFLIES by Cecilia Galante, and I want to read AUDREY, WAIT by Robin Benway. And I would love to read AIRHEAD by Meg Cabot. That woman puts out so many books that I can’t keep up with her!

My library doesn’t get in many of the good books right when they come out.  This means I’ll probably have to purchase most of the books I want to read, and then either donate them or try to sell them at a used bookstore (if I decide I don’t want to keep them).  So, I don’t know when I’ll get to the books I want to read.

Anyway, I do have a good-sized pile of library books I need to go through, including MANIAC MAGEE by Jerry Spinelli and THE BOOK OF LUKE by Jenny O’Connell. I’ve been at the computer for hours, so I think I’ll get to that pile in just a bit. :)