Sweet Anticipation

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. 

The Loner, by Geralyn DawsonMy name is April, and I’m addicted to Geralyn Dawson’s storytelling.

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!


5 Comments on “Sweet Anticipation”

  1. Ms. Karen says:

    Believe me, I understand (and why is the font so huge? I mean, I can actually SEE what I’m writing now!)

    Anyway, I get the same way when I see the newest book finally in paperback. What’s really fun is putting aside until you know you’ll have enough free time to get it read, then forgetting it, only to find it once more and this time you REALLY need it.

    Bliss, bliss, bliss.

  2. Ms. Karen says:

    I forgot to mention that I really like the new look of the blog. Very easy on the eyes. A total delight.

  3. desperatewriter says:

    Glad you like it! You know me, I like to change things around.

  4. Selma says:

    There is nothing like the anticipation of beginning to read a new book by a favourite author. Hope you enjoy it!

  5. Ah yes. I’m too cheap to actually, you know, BUY a book and all, but you have inspired me to get another McCall Smith at the library this afternoon. The weather has cooled and dried out and it has achieved a perfect reading climate.

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