Thursday, April 8, 2010
I read too fast, so I particularly love coming to an author that already has several books out in a series. I check out three at a time at the library while ordering the next three, so I don't have to wait for the next adventure. Unfortunately, sooner or later I get to the end of book 10 (Laurie King's Mary Russel series); 15 (Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series) or 18 (Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody Egyptian series).
There are others, but these three authors each have a new book in their series coming out this month and next, and I have ordered each one delivered to my Southside library.
The 10th Mary Russell book, The Language of Bees, left me hanging, which Laurie King's previous books did not. I hate 'to be continued' in any form, but alas, I was hooked. I should have the 11th book, The God of the Hive, by the 27th.
And the good news is: I just picked up Elizabeth Peters' 19th book in her Amelia Peabody series, A River in the Sky, from the library. As I'm writing this late Wednesday for post Thursday morning, I've probably finished the book, but I'll be re-reading it at my leisure over the next few days.
I've got to go to the Package Store (that's liquor store for those who don't live in Alabama) and get a bottle smooth whiskey and some of club soda before I tune out the world and climb between the covers of this long anticipated new book.
The whiskey? It's an Amelia Peabody ritual -
See related post. Toast to Amelia Peabody & Elizabeth Peters
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