Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ah, the price a reader pays

The price I'm referring to today is that of sleep. Last evening I spent a couple straight hours, just before bed, finishing The Coffin Trail by Martin Edwards. I was so enthralled by the story, and so surprised by the ending that I couldn't get to sleep. I then began listening to my current audio book, In the Shadow of the Glacier by Vicki Delany, and suddenly it was five, yes five, a.m., and I had finished almost six cds. Whew! I'm a little tired today, but also filled with the exhilaration of having read two great books! Reviews will appear sometime soon.

20 comments:

  1. Ah, good to know I'm not the only one who stays up way too late reading.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have been waiting for a period of relative stability ( staying in my own home for several consecutive weeks!) to start reading Martin Edwards' books. I have ordered 4 from Amazon, including The Coffin Trail. I will read that first so that I can read your review when I have finished. I hope I don't have to stay up through the night!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's some recommendation, Nan.
    By the way, I am impressed how clean the boots in your top photo are. Mine are very muddy!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Today is my birthday, and that is such a nice birthday present. Thanks Nan. (BTW Valley of the Lost will be out in Feb)

    ReplyDelete
  5. wonderful new banner, Nan

    like Susie, I wondered about how clean they looked

    thanks for comment on my reading blog ... Anny's previous book Home, is more 'homey'

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nan, I have done that with books and I am so surprised when it is morning! I guess you really liked your book and the audiobook!

    ReplyDelete
  7. The ending of The Coffin Trail was a surprise to me also. I enjoyed that book a lot as I remember.

    You could use a nap.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi - I found you through the Southern Reading Challenge and was wondering if you would be interested in reviewing for me. If so, please email me at novelnoise(at)live(dot)com - thanks and Happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nan, you bad girl. No, really, how exciting to be so caught up in your reading or listening. By the way, I loved IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLACIER. I was going to tell you that Book 2 comes out in February, but I see that author Vicki has already commented and told you. I'm so looking forward to more of her writing. Have you read either of her stand-alone earlier books. I can recommend both.

    Also, you really need to read or listen to (if her books are available) Donis Casey's books set in Oklahoma in the early 1900's. I think you would love the sense of family and historical detail.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I always find it a pleasure to find a book that can keep one awake ..... will have to check out the coffin trail!

    ReplyDelete
  11. My Dad, even when he was still working, used to read until the birds jolted him from his literary reverie. :) He used to devour books back then, particularly books about sailing and the sea, and would get so lost in the adventure that there were nights I'm sure he had no more than a quick nap to refresh him before having to leave for work. Isn't it wonderful when a story is so good that you can't put it down? (I love the new header photo, too!)

    ReplyDelete
  12. It's a somehow guilty pleasure.. don't know why..the selfindugence perhaps? but isn't it perfect bliss to find a book that (despite cold hands and tired eyes)you just can't put down...lovely!

    (can I add... I love the picture Nancybond drew of her Dad)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I do that all the time. I've got permanent dark circles, but it's such a pleasure to be able to leave the light on and read, read, read when you've found something wonderful, isn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  14. I was up until four am the other night reading the latest offering from Elizabeth McCracken: An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination.
    I never stay up that late! It must be catching.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ah but there is nothing like being so in the grips of a good book!

    Hugs ~
    Heidi

    ReplyDelete
  16. That's funny, I've just finished it too! It was good, wasn't it? I kept creeping back to it during odd minutes during the day, dying to know what would happen next.

    ReplyDelete
  17. OH I so understand Nan, many the time I dragged myself to work after reading way into the night!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I certainly thank you for introducing me to the books of Vicki Delany. I am just reading my first, Scare the Light Away and can scarcely put it down. I can't wait to go to the library to get some more.

    It's nice to find such a wonderful Canadian writer, especially as I lived in western Canada for several years. During that time, I read all the Jalna series by Mazo de la Roche--have you read her books? They take place in rural Ontario, just as the Delany book that I am reading does.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I've only read the Molly Smith two, but they sure are good. Haven't heard of Jalna; thank you. Do you read Stuart Mclean's books? I love him. Thank you for your note, Clair.

    ReplyDelete

Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!

Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.