Tuesday, July 6, 2010

will i ever finish this book?

So, I am still trying to read "Captivate".  It's not because it's slow that it's taking so long.  To the contrary, the book is quite engaging and I am constantly thinking about it.  While I do laundry, dishes, let the dog in and out, fix 3945879213759127 meals for my children.  Oh!  And while I had to go on the 400 mile long nature trail hike that my husband insisted we do yesterday. ::sighs:: My husband just does not appreciate how much better a good book can be than a hike.  In the heat.  With mosquitoes.  And the dog.

So, I have to say that I am at a place where something has happened and I'm afraid to read more.  It's like when Edward leaves Bella in New Moon, and you're afraid that he's never going to come back.  Remember that part?  Well, a character has just died.  Technically, we the readers don't see this character die, but it is assumed that the character is dead.  And I'm really upset about that.  So, I"m a little afraid to keep reading, because I just don't want this character to be dead.  Of course, I didn't want Dumbledore to be dead either, and it all worked out in the end, but it was still really painful.  And I'm worried that it's going to be like this in "Captivate". 

Dishes are calling my name, so I'm going to go clean them up and wipe the mystery crud off the floor in my living room. Then, perhaps I can start reading again tonight.  After I make that Gandalf costume that is sitting on my dining room table.....


  1. Yesd!=) I totally get what you are saying.
    Case in point: Edward leaving scene you mentioned. I called my MIL (she is the one to get me hooked on Twilight) late in the evening and told her if she didnt assure me that Edward would return and the end of New Moon was happy- I would not continue to read. Perhaps, she answered because of my mild threat or maybe it was the tears in my voice. YEs, I cried!=( LOL!!!

    I hope you get to finish it soon.

    What about a compromise. A Hike then a leisure hour at the summit to read. I do it often!=)


  2. Great post! I totally know what you mean by not having enough time sometimes to get at that book. Summer is my favourite reading time, but it is also my busiest. So it may be my favourite but it is also the slowest. When I read that scene in New Moon when Edward left, I was a little upset, maybe to the point were i shrieked like an 11 year old and got all 3 of my dogs barking BUT with that said, New Moon was also the fastest that i read a book because i was just dying to know how it was going to turn out. It always sucks when a character you love dies but I'm always curious to know how it is all going to pan out.

  3. It's always nice to know that I'm not the only one who lost it at that point in the book. My husband always looks at me and just shakes his head.....