Sweet AnticipationPosted: June 24, 2008
And no, I’m not talking about ketchup. (Those of you who are old enough to remember what I mean by that will now have Carly Simon ringin’ in their ears for the rest of the day. You’re welcome. 🙂 )
What I’m talking about here is the anticipation you feel when you spy a novel by one of your very favorite authors. There it is, on the rack, and a thrill shoots to your toes. The image of reclining with it, undisturbed, flashes in your mind. Despite your budget, or lack of one, that paperback is in your chocolate-smudged little hands and in your cart before you can say ‘boo.’ If it makes it to the cart. Sometimes it stays snuggled up against you, mixed in with the PERFECT new jammies you found.
Reluctantly, you place your treasure on the conveyor belt, watching it rattle it’s way through the clerk’s hands and into a plastic sack, distracted only by the shelf, targeted toward impulse-buyers like yourself, holding more tempting treats. This is also when you give a passing, minutely guilt-ridden thought that you might should have brought your canvas bag into the store in an effort to be ‘green.’ (Yeah, yeah. we need more guilt.)
All the way home, you feel a certain excitement, knowing what you have to look forward to when you crack the cover of that book. You’ve never been disappointed with this author. Yet…
You leave the book on the nightstand, unopened.
Postponing the time you know you will spend reading the book and accomplishing nothing else. Putting off the inevitable, knowing that you will finish this story in practically one sitting, and then it ill be all over. And at least another year before the next book in the series will be published, starting the deliciously wicked cycle all over again.
Today, I read THE LONER, the first in her Good Luck Grooms series. If you love well-rounded stories with great plots and characters you can invest your time in, snatch this one up right away. 🙂
Great going, Geralyn! Keep up the good work!