Saturday, March 14, 2009


How many times have you gotten completely swept up by a book just before you planned to go to sleep? And how often have you spent half the night huddled by the light, reading while the rest of the household slumbered? Hmm?

C'mon, confesss. You know it's happened to you. Admit it; you're with friends here and no one will think any less of you for having bloodshot eyes and fog brain.

Like the ones I've got this morning.

Let's just say that my eyes feel like sandpaper and my head must be filled with mush but there's a grin on my face that just won't quit.

Last night I planned to only read a chapter--maybe two, at the most--of one of the books I received for my birthday earlier this week. I never imagined I'd get pulled into the story, never figured I'd spend half the night lost in the words. I didn't plan on it but I've got to say it was well worth it.

The book? Aussie Rules by Jill Shalvis. I'm loving it. I had to cry "Uncle!" about two-thirds of the way through, but let's just say I've found a new favorite author.

This afternoon I plan to sit down and finish reading. I'm sure the morning's chores are going to zip by, knowing I've got such a warm, witty book waiting for me.

What about you? What was the last book that sucked you in and kept you burning the midnight oil? I want to know, because by tonight I'm going to be looking for a new book to read...

Happy Saturday!


Wendy said...

First of all, Happy Belated Birthday!

I have also been swept into a fiction world this week - one of legal intrigue, in John Grisham's "The Associate". I have only two chapters until the end . . . and then what will I do?

Dru said...

As bad as I felt last night, I just had to finish Fatal February by Barbara Levenson. So I woke up way too early to get to that last page and I really enjoyed it. I'm glad the author is working on both book 2 and 3.

I've read other title by Jill and if you like Aussie Rules, then you'll like the others.

Have a great weekend.

Melissa McClone said...

I can't tell you the title cause it was a RITA book, but I will say I didn't want to put it down!