Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Eve Eve

I love this day. I love it along the lines of Thursday only MORE so... Tomorrow it STARTS, though not until later in the day... and then next day it happens and is over... but TODAY is all about anticipation. So I thought I'd talk about some of the things I am really anticipating in 2016.

There are several book series that I am waiting for the NEXT one... and like with the Harry Potter series... WAITING for the next allows a lot of anticipation, guessing, wondering... it is different than reading a series you can devour all at once. I think you get more invested.

City of Mirrors, the third and final (I believe) in Justin Cronin's trilogy that began with The Passage and gave a scientific experiment version that resulted in something very vampire-like (and nearly extinguished the human race)... The Twelve was second... both these books were very good, though I have some issue with how they did their chronology—it is partially current day and partially about 100 years from now and I wish they'd intentionally gone back and forth. Instead they are first half now, second half later, so you have to RE “get into a new book”... but the premise and characters are great, so I am eager for the third.

The Next in the Raven Boys series... I fell in love with this series this year. Maggie Stiefvader is my new favorite YA author. She nicely combines somewhat quirky characters with just the edges of magic.

Winds of Winter: 6th in the Song of Ice and Fire Series. This is the biggie... the world I have immersed myself in the theorizing for and have dozens of huge guesses as to what happens next... And I really really want the book before the 6th season of the show starts. BAD...

I am also anticipating Downton Abbey's final season. The third season of The 100. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie... Allegiant (the last Divergent movie) and turning 50...  Good stuff coming!!! And that isn't even counting Star Wars, which I plan on taking my kids to next weekend.

But until then, I wish everyone a WONDERFUL wind-up of 2015. Happy Belated Solstice, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year... I will be back after Christmas with my end of year recaps (how I did, what I plan to do)--nothing like some time off work to get a little blogging in, eh?


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

Hope the Martin book does make it out in 2016. :) My husband has been waiting ages for it!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Hart - anticipation is the best ... sometimes it just passes and then said subject is upon us - rushed past too.

However enjoy the run up to Christmas Eve tomorrow and then all the festivities thereafter .. Happy Christmas and New Year, with an excellent 2016 ahead - cheers Hilary

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I turn 50 next year, too.

Merry Christmas, Hart.

Diana Wilder said...

Someone said 'Waiting is the best part of anything.' I told him he was full of baloney! I hope everything comes and 2016 is great for you.

Andrew Leon said...

I'm not really waiting for anything at the moment. I'm not invested in any book series right now and, although there are movies I'm looking forward to, there are none that really have a hold on me.
Maybe Episode VIII, but that's not coming out till 2017.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Fifty is the new Forty, don't you know? :-) I am waiting for the next Harry Dresden, Mercy Thompon, and Spenser books out next year -- and Capt. America: Civil War ... and for my writing career to take off! :-)

May all your waits be worth it!!

mshatch said...

Ooh, the Winds of Winter...That's going on my list. Happy Christmas Hart!