I have a weird personality quirk.
Well, actually I have many, but this one is book-related.
The more I’m told I’ll love a book, the longer it seems to take me to get to it. It’s not even a conscious thing – I don’t deliberately resist reading them, it just doesn’t seem to happen, and I have yet to work out why, exactly.
Certain people have pointed out that the word for this is “ornery”, and I’m not sure that’s a charge I can actually refute.
And this, I think, is why The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman languished on my Kindle TBR for so long that I almost forgot it was there. Which would have been a tragic turn of events, because this is a book about a magical library, a resourceful librarian, alternate worlds, a search for dangerous books, and dragons. Dragons and libraries, and it’s taken me at least a year to get to it. There is something seriously wrong with me.
On the other hand, this is one of those books that I wish I could go back and read for the first time all over again, so I’ll just say that it took me this long to savour it. And it also means I have another four – count them, four – books in the series to devour, which I am both desperate to start and really don’t want to start, because then I won’t have them to look forward to anymore.
It can be very tricky being ornery.
Also, please excuse the fan-girling in the video. Over-excitement over bookish books and jetlag are a bad combination…
Now over to you, lovely people – are you a bit ornery too? Do you tend to resist trying things everyone says you’ll like? And have you read the Invisible Library series? What are your thoughts? And what other booklover books would you recommend? Let me know below!