Does anyone else get really bummed out when they finish a great book?
I tend to get so wrapped up in the story and the characters, that I just can't bear to part with them when it's over. I have spent the last three days reading four of the Shopaholic books - I checked out Confessions of a Shopaholic a few months ago, and since then had been on the waiting list for Shopaholic Takes Manhattan. I finally got that on Thursday, and devoured it. So, Friday I went back to the library to check out Shopaholic Ties the Knot. Which I read in exactly two hours. So this morning, I decided to play it safe, and I checked out the remaining two Shopaholic books - Shopaholic and Sister, and Shopaholic and Baby, thinking that would last me at least through the weekend.
Sadly, I read both books this afternoon/evening. Now, the entire series is over, and my time with Becky Brandon nee Bloomwood is over. Sniffle.
Anyone out there know what I'm talking about? Kind of like when Matt and I rented every season of the Sopranos. And when it was over, it was so sad. No more Sopranos. And then, we rented every season of the West Wing. And then, that was over, too.
But, anyway. I absolutely LOVED the Shopaholic books (if you don't know what I'm talking about, they are written by Sophie Kinsella and I highly recommend that you head to the library immediately and start reading), and I can't wait to see the movie! It's in our Blockbuster queue, and it should be coming to us next, which I know will please Matt quite a bit. Okay, maybe not.
But after reading those books, a large part of me wished that we lived in London, hopping on trains to places like Cumbria, meeting lovely British people and having tea. Oh, and it wouldn't be so bad if I had a best friend who had a castle in Scotland, either. Sigh.
Okay, enough is enough. I have been consistently setting Rhett Butler's People aside every time I check out another Shopaholic book, so I guess it's time to finish this one up.
On a not-so-surprising note, I am making almost no headway whatsoever with my summer reading list. Mostly because I keep reading books that aren't on it. But then, of course, I add them to the list, just so I can check them off. :)