It’s happened three times this week, and as a result, my reading life is all out of whack.
Here’s the deal:
I was about mid-way through The Marriage Plot, quite nicely immersed in the multiple story lines and feeling as if I were getting to know the characters pretty well, when we left for Florida on Tuesday. I wanted to travel light, i.e., without carrying a heavy book in my duffle bag. So I fired up my Sony Reader, with which I’m enjoying a renewed relationship, and downloaded Elizabeth George’s latest Inspector Lynley novel, Believing the Lie. I got into this one right away, unlike the last couple of books in the series which just haven’t grabbed me. But with this one, I felt like Ms. George was back on her “A” game, and I was eating it up.
On Thursday night, down to one bar of power remaining on the Sony, I realized I had forgotten the power cord.
When the battery ran dry, I was on page 263 (of 516), with two days left to go before heading home.
Luckily I have some books on reserve in Florida – a small library of volumes I’ve collected in the 10 years we’ve been going there, as well as books that guests have left behind. I decided that a re-read of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society would be a nice diversion, and short enough to finish before we headed home.
Which it proved to be. So when we got home late last night, I was eager to charge up the Sony and plunge back into the thickets with Lynley, Havers, and the St. James’.
Alas, it was not to be. I had forgotten about a review promised for Tuesday, and the book was still sitting nicely atop my To Be Read stack.
Readus interruptus once more.
How about you? Have you been able to hold a steady course with your reading this week?