I was really looking forward to the Stella longlist announcement. I made a bunch of reservations at the library, and started on a book I already had…. and then it all fizzled. Reading has never been a chore and yet, here I was, with Lucky Ticket by Joey Bui on my ‘to do’ list.
I mentioned to Lisa at ANZ Litlovers that the longlist left me feeling both underwhelmed (I’m not very excited about many of the titles) and overwhelmed (how can we ‘compare’ contemporary lit against a graphic novel against YA?).
As I was pushing on with Lucky Ticket, I glanced over to the stack of books by my bed. Those are books I’m busting to read. I put Lucky Ticket down, and removed it from my Goodreads shelf (that’s how I serious I was). I’m going to read the three longlist books that interest me (Hill, LLewellyn and Rowe). And I’ll read the winner. Other than that, my reading time will be consumed by the books that I’ve chosen. Crisis averted.