December 30, 2012
Oh wow! On Friday, not even a full 24-hours after posting Resolutions, Book Challenges, and such , I happened to be browsing the comments of my friend Suey's Year End Number Crunch 2012 post, AND then happened upon Carl's comment suggesting to Suey that the 2013 Worlds Without End Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge may interest her. I, of course being curious, headed on over via the link Carl provided Suey, and ummm....yeah, wow!
This incredible tingling book lusting, reading fantasy feeling overwhelmed my senses. Worlds Without End, how did I not know if this site??? Oh my, this site feeds my fantasy genre reading lust...no, it didn't really feed it, but it did increase it in a matter of a few minutes! Oh how I wanted to dive into a fantasy book by an author unknown to me. Oh how I wanted to dive into a Sanderson book, Rothfuss book, and others.
I said, in my Resolutions post that I was NOT going to join any challenges, but oh wow!- 2013 Worlds Without End Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge is enticing. I could feel the pull to jump up and down with my hand in the air saying, "Me! Me! I will join!" I still feel that pull. Not only does the challenge idea thrill me, the website itself and how it's set up greatly appeals...greatly, it does!
At the same time, the site is sort of overwhelming. I mean, how would I even begin there? Just sign up and start building my own book database there? Books that I've already read and reviewed? Books I want to read? How would this site compliment the groove I am starting to get with Goodreads? I would actually fit in there? I get that Worlds Without End is specific to science fiction, fantasy and horror,AND that aspect is uber cool to me! I am not a hardcore fantasy/sci-fi reader; I have many great authors to still experoence. But seriously, one stop shop for all that bookishly excites me...well, except the horror ones ( not for me),and that historical fiction is missing as it grabs me greatly too. But truth be told, fantasy genre is really the only genre that gives me such an immediate tingling exciting bookish feeling; the unknown worlds, and cultures, and wild adventures, and cool, cool elements such as dragons, and magical abilities just suck me right in and take me away from this world of sometimes plainness...except of course for those uber fabulous and most exciting Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon...Jamie and Claire will always be my most favorite literary characters,and how I LOVE their world based on realness.
Back to my original excitement...the challenge! How do I restrain myself from joining? Or should I just go ahead and join in on that fun? Should I dive into Worlds Without End, and explore? Oh, if my world ONLY contained such dilemmas as this. For now, this dilemma of "should I? Or should I not join the challenge?" is a great distraction from the stressful real tangible life ones I need to deal with on a daily basis....another reason to love the fantasy genre reading.
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