Waiting for the End

If I were to describe my ideal Saturday, it would be waking up when the sun is already up, eat brunch, and go back to bed again, watch TV or read a good book. However, I've become so quite busy these days that lazing around all day rarely happens. With various group of friends in addition to my family to spend time with and errands to do, I have been missing a lot of activities that I really enjoy doing. One of these activities is reading... I am sure I am not a nerd but I can spend a day sitting under the mango tree with a good book in hand and a bowl of sliced apples nearby (my mother says I can eat a medium-sized apple in one minute.. lol!).

There are lots of books I want to read, mostly fantasy and adventures (as influenced by a friend) but I also find myself looking for inspirational and feel good books. Sadly, due to my always busy schedule, workwise and leisurewise, I've started to mellowed down in reading which I am not happy about.

This day however, my friend sent me a link to one of the chapters of the latest installment of the book that we've been reading since college, the Artemis Fowl Series (Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex out on July this year). It made me excited because I really thought that it's the last book of the series but then my friend said that there is probably another book coming after this one. So it somehow made me disappointed because I've been looking forward to know the ending of the story. I want to find out the mystery behind things, what would become of my most favorite character and if the villain gets the punishment or karma s/he deserves. Completing a series always gives me a sense of fulfillment that probably some non-readers cannot understand.

Another ending that I have been dying to read is the 4th book of Inheritance Cycle. It was supposedly Inheritance Trilogy but was later made into four books for some reasons. There is still no news as to when this will be out but based on news, the author is working on it as of press time.

If there is one thing I hate about reading, it is the long gaps in between books especially if the story is new and the author is still alive. You will have to endure so many months of waiting and thinking of how the story will end. But as what others might say, "it is what makes the book exciting!"

For now I'll try to find another book to spend time with. Series or not, as long as the story is good, makes me think and makes me go back a few pages or perhaps chapters to analyze the current chapter I'm reading, it'll be fine. After all, no book is dull to a book lover like me. :)

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