I just read a wonderful book by Suzanne Collins called Hunger Games. The thing is, if you don't want to be super ticked off at the end wishing the next book in the trilogy was out, you shouldn't read it. Wait till the whole series has been written. I HATE starting a great book only to get to the end and learn that I have to WAIT till the next year to get more of the story. You know, I think I would even be willing to pay three times the amount for the book if they could just put it all into one huge volume. So, I'm determined to go and read something extremely fluffy in content so I can stop thinking about this book! And whatever it is it will NOT be a series. Please give it to me in one gamma globulin sized shot next time! It figures that this book was recommended by Stephenie Meyer, the queen of keeping us all in suspense with each new Twilight book. Boy, am I glad that that one finally came to a close!
As you can see, I have a hard time getting on with my life if my mind is still wrapped up in some sci-fi or fantasy type book. It's time for a historical piece where I know how it's going to end but get a little bit of entertainment from the writing style and some little known facts. "Now, how did the Revolutionary War end? Did a man ever land on the moon?" Wow, that was a great story and I can now sleep at night dreaming of cows jumping over moons or a proliferation of sheep with a passion for addition (not the frustrating areas of numbers that include subjects like algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and definitely keep the subjects of warp drive, vampires, and dragons out of the picture. Vampire sheep breathing fire while going "full speed ahead", not so much).
Illustration by Rob Scotton
P.S. Thank you Miss Austin for your beautiful and complete stories! This is why you are so loved by sane women everywhere. Mr. Darcy might also fit into that sheep-counting, cow-hopping, pleasant night sleep formula, that is if my husband isn't at home for me to talk his ear off before I fall asleep. In my opinion, it's always best to fall asleep in the middle of one's own sentence.