Last Sunday’s hasty post by my husband may have been the result of me picking up a book for just a minute, when I hadn’t finished my MGC post yet. And then suddenly the book was done, and it was 1:30am, and I was falling flat on my face…
Then came the bad news: suddenly, it was 8:30 in the morning, the alarm had been going on and off and was giving up, and my husband was bringing me tea and asking why he hadn’t seen the MGC post, and did I not get this done, or that done? Fortunately, the man I love understands “Um, there was this book.” (It’s one of many reasons he’s perfect for me.) In fact, I’ve yet to encounter an author who doesn’t understand that – we all pretty much got into this business from loving stories. (As far as money per hour goes? Should have been a welder.)
In fact, that’s one of the highest compliments I’ve gotten – people complaining that I made them lose sleep.
However, my darling man and I do not have much in the way of overlapping fiction tastes (or music tastes, for that matter. Although the day he heard me listening to …I think it was Pantera… and gave me a Very Odd look, followed by explaining that the last time he’d heard that song, it had been blasting out of a tank as the crew charged into battle… certainly afforded a glimpse into our very different pasts.) So when he asked, “What was it?” I could watch his eyes glaze over lightly at the description. “Glad you enjoyed it, love.”
Fortunately, that’s why there are friends. They’re not just there for the books we hurl at the wall and then hurl invective about after it – sometimes, they like the same things we do! Sometimes they can even help when we’re searching for things we vaguely remember, like “Hey, does anyone remember the Scifi series that was about a doc treating aliens? It wasn’t Sector General, no, the doc was a lady.”
(Speaking of, trying to find 90’s SF you vaguely remember on amazon? No, don’t type Science Fiction Medical” into Amazon. *shudder* between the zombie craze, Doctor Who, and Kung Flu, doubt I’ll ever find that series I borrowed from the library again!)
Anyway, what was the last book that made you lose sleep, or was otherwise un-put-down-able?