she has a voracious appetite

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She picks up books

And devours the pages

Eagerly tearing strips

To gobble down

So greedily

A speed that’s needed

Stumbling over words

To reach the very end.

Whenever I buy a new book (not from the charity shop or borrowed from the library) it means that I’m really keen to read it. And I bought a book today so I’m very excited.

The book in question is Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Junkins Reid. Reid is probably one of my favourite writers and I love how she has created a universe where her characters all interconnect between books.

Carrie Soto was mentioned briefly in Malibu Rising and there is a husband who had a fling with Evelyn Hugo, and one of the characters popped up in Daisy Jones and the Six. They started off as little Easter eggs and now it has become a complex world that I can’t get enough of.

The funny thing is that I get so excited when I find a book that I need, that I feel like I literally need to inhale the book. And I do mean that literally. When Daisy Jones came out, I remember feeling that I wanted to eat the pages so that I could get the story inside me more quickly.

I think that’s really weird, but it’s a genuine feeling and it means that I really understand what people mean when they say that somebody has a voracious appetite for books – they really do have a physical appetite for those pages.

Much Love

Rachel xx

4 thoughts on “she has a voracious appetite

  1. Margot Kinberg

    I love getting a new book, Rachel! There’s just something about it, especially if the author is a beloved ‘friend.’ I’m happy for you and I hope you enjoy the book!

  2. Greg Dennison

    I like the thought of many of one writer’s stories all being interconnected. When I finish DLTDGB, I’m going to revisit Jeromeville as a setting and write other stories with other characters that have connections to the characters in DLTDGB. (Like, for example, I have an unfinished story set in Jeromeville in the present day with teens as the main characters. One of them is going to say something about his teacher last year, and this teacher is going to be the same name as one of character-Greg’s friends who at the end of DLTDGB will end up staying in Jeromeville, getting married and raising a family there, and working as a teacher.)

    1. patientandkindlove

      That is exactly what I enjoy in books. Because I don’t read fantasy I don’t seem to get the number of series to enjoy that other readers do. Interconnecting the worlds offers that continuation and TJR does it so perfectly.

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