I recently started reading A Warrior’s Tale by Lorna Suzuki. As I read I found myself suffering from those tell tale signs that I was reading one of the greats! Thus this list was created!
- No matter what it is you are doing you can always push it aside for “one more chapter.”
- The only time you take away from reading is when you are facebooking or tweeting about how good the book is.
- You have moments of love and hate for the author, these feelings are strong and run deep.
- You read by the light of your: phone, pc screen, candle, flashlight, lighter whatever works into the depths of the night.
- You talk to your friends about the characters as if they are real live people. They then respond with, “who the heck are you talking about?” Causing you to roll your eyes in disbelief that they don’t know.
- You know the characters of the book better than you do your own mother/father/child/lover etc.
- You throw the book to the ground unable to read a sentence more. Then you pick it up ashamed of yourself as you read one more page.
- In one chapter you cry, and laugh.
- You can’t wait for the next in the series, waiting in line for hours to get your hand on the first copy.
- You sit in a movie theatre arguing loudly about how the movie just isn’t the same or as good as the book. Being shh’ed by your sister-in-law (I’m looking at you Jess) when you say as the movie ends, “Wow, that sucked!”
Do you have anymore ways to tell you’re reading a great novel? If so add them to the comments so I may add them!