Lissa was a silly kitty and paid the price.
Posted by Lissa on March 2, 2011
Have I ever mentioned that the Black Jewels books are one of my favorite series EVER? The follow-up books aren’t as delicious as the original trilogy, but every new story that allows me to wallow in the world a little longer makes me want to pick up the pages and just rub them all over my body. SRSLY.
SO, when I found out during lunch that a new one (Twilight’s Dawn) was out, I downloaded it to Kindle and began ravenously cramming paragraphs down my pinhole. I couldn’t finish the whole thing, of course, but the book consisted of four novellas; I finished the first and started the second before the hour was done.
And then … as I left the parking lot … I had this brilliant idea. See, traffic is kinda bad if I leave on time, but significantly lighter if I linger a half hour. So I pulled over, killed the engine, grabbed my iPhone and began book binging. I figured I could finish the second story, have a faster commute home and have a win-win. Makes perfect sense!
An hour and thirty minutes later:
– I realize the first story was very short and the second story is very long
– I have made like a crack addict with a pipe and finished it anyway
– I thank my stars that mike is traveling and dinner is leftovers
– I turn my key and hear CLICK CLICK CLICK
– I REALIZE I HAD THE AIR ON THE WHOLE TIME.
Sigh. Yeah. 45 minutes later AAA efficiently jumped my battery and I drove home, cursing my stupidity the whole way.
… but, while waiting, I made it halfway through the third novella! Yay!!
P.S. Did I mention I had to write a paper last night?