I felt like I’d hit a bit of a slow patch these last few months, reading-wise. Perhaps that always happens in the summer, when the days are longer and I’m working and traveling much more on the weekends. But, I think a bigger part was that I’d been reading much more non-fiction this year, and many more works that are outside my usual favorites. And I was missing that thrill that comes with a story that I literally don’t want to put down. Am I addicted to reading? (Is there a 12-step program for this sort of thing?)
I don’t need to talk about how entertaining these books are. Haven’t you heard all of your friends talk about them already? I was trying so hard to drag my feet, to not start reading them until the paperbacks were available, to literally ignore any mention of them (even movie news) until I could borrow the set from a friend. But, you know what? I broke down. I bought the hardcover box set. And I’m so glad I’ll be able to loan them out to friends. These are books I’ll enjoy sharing.
P.S. This photo was taken at 2am, when I was still reading the last few pages of the book.