Waiting on a book…
Yes… that was me this week (and the past year!)… Waiting for the release of the eleventh Black Dagger Brotherhood book… Lover At Last by JR Ward. I was so excited for this book that I actually paid the ridiculous price for the Kindle version – just so I could have it download on to my Paperwhite at midnight. I’ve been excited about books before, but never so much as Lover At Last. It’s not my favorite series, it’s not the best story out there, but something about JR Ward keeps me coming back for more.
Also, a driving factor for getting to the book immediately and through it so quickly were concerns over finding out spoilers and/or reading comments and reviews. I didn’t want to know anything about the book, so that drove me to finish it as quickly as possible.
I was so excited to read the book that I did a few things I’ve never done before for a book…
First, I put down the book I was in the middle of reading so I could start Lover At Last. I HATE mixing up books and I’ve never not finished a book from beginning to end before starting the next one. Yet, for Qhuay, I was more than willing!
Second, I set my alarm for 4:00AM to get up early to start reading it. (I was told it would download on my Kindle after 3:00AM EDT). But I was SO excited that I actually woke on my own at 3:02AM and started reading!
Third, I took the day off from work so I could read it right away.
Finally, I bribed my kids to leave me alone so I could finish this book (okay, I’ve done that one before!)
I finished the entire 600ish page book just after midnight that day. I did take time to feed my kids and take them to their karate classes. I did do some laundry. But I read off and on for 21 hours.
I don’t know if I could do that again. It would have to be a special book. It would also need to be one that is an easy, light read.
So… what about you… What lengths have you gone to in order to read/finish a book? What was the book – or if you haven’t before… is there a book/series you would go to the extreme to read?
Thanks for stopping to chat!