Carried Away

I’ve recently discovered two authors that I’m falling in love with. The first is P. D. James, the Englishwoman who produces fabulously intricate crime novels; the second is Mr. Charles de Lint, a master of urban fantasy novels. Both of them have swept me up and have whirled me about until I’m giddy with wonder. Their novels have absolutely nothing in common, mind you, I’ve simply discovered both authors around the same period of time.

What they do have in common, however, is that incredible and indescribable magic that pulls me into their worlds from the very first page. The first words of the first page draw me in completely, engaging my senses and imagination from the very start and holding me tightly. It becomes so that I walk around doing everything with my nose buried in the book – emptying the dishwasher, making breakfast, walking to do errands… I can’t for the life of me put down the books. I find myself making excuses to stand around the kitchen making coffee just so I can keep reading instead of turning to another activity.

I love discovering new authors that carry me away completely in this fashion. I get so excited when I realize how many more books they’ve written and how much more I have to look forward to. Have any of you recently discovered anyone new and exciting to you?

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2 thoughts on “Carried Away

  1. unabridgedgirl says:

    I love when I find authors like this! Tracy Chevalier always pulls me into her stories. Glad you found people you adore!

  2. I do so many dances with so many authors and I’m so varied on what I read but yes, I find myself getting caught up with new authors all the time and sometimes is as different as Danielle Steele and Stephen King. There are times I wonder if I’m nuts like such a variety. I think it’s good though. Don’t you?

    I also love it when I actually have to run to get back to a really good book.

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