Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Reading Synchronicity

I tend to mix up my reading, as well as planning for the time of week, expected bag size and so on. (This is what happens when you have a big enough TBR stack, not crazy like some people, but healthy.) So, I am always tickled when you see common threads where you hadn't expected them. I read Carolyn Parkhurst's Lost and Found and then followed it with Jill Monroe's Primal Instincts (with a little break for Gena Showalter's Savor Me Slowly). And - I don't think mentioning this gives away anything about either book - both Lost and Found and Primal Instincts have characters who go to Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. That is a bit less surprising in Lost and Found since the characters are all on a reality scavenger hunt taking them across the world. And Jukkasjärvi sounds lovely, but it is just unusual enough (although apparently well-known) that to come across it twice in such short succession was funny. I don't want to otherwise compare the books except to say that I scarfed them both (all) down as if I hadn't read for days. Good thing I have a healthy TBR pile to keep me going.