Friday, August 5, 2011

Discussion - Waiting on reading a new book because you don't want it to be over

Have any of you done this?  I had to have the new Dresden Files book, Ghost Story, RIGHT AWAY!  So I preordered it and anxiously awaited its arrival.

As soon as the book showed up on my doorstep, I opened it, caressed it, and paged through it.  But I didn't start reading it.  Nope, it is still sitting on my nightstand waiting to be read.

Do I want to know what really happened to Harry?  Of course I do.  But I also don't want to read it because then it will be over and I will have to wait a whole year to read the next book!

So for now I just gaze longingly at it on my nightstand.  I'll probably read it next week.  But I so, so don't want it to be I am waiting on starting it.  Silly but true.

Does anyone else ever do this with books?


  1. Ha! I have done that. Another thing I've done is read the book really slow, like 2 or 3 chapters a day, just so it would last longer. I mainly do it with books from a series I like, because like you said, I have to wait a year or so for the next one.

  2. I've tried the 2 to 3 chapters a day but have a lot of trouble sticking with that! Suddenly I will realize that I have read 10 chapters instead :-)