aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Books = Crack

I was tired and a little down not long ago, so I looked around for a book to read. I have to be careful when I do that. Some books are so powerful, I can't put them down until my vision crumbles and my exhausted body can stay up no longer. Cheering yourself up with a really good book is like taking poison to cure cancer. It works, but sometimes you wonder if it's the best bargain.

Anyway, I hadn't read Colleen McCullough's First Man in Rome series in many years, so I started in. I devoured The First Man in Rome and immediately went on to The Grass Crown. Hardly pausing for breath, I opened Fortune's Favorites, then Caesar's Women, then Caesar. I'm now a third of the way into The October Horse. Glorious, glorious. But if I don't finish the series soon, I'll never get anything done out of all the tasks piling up around me, all of which are blinking little warning lights.

I know some of you fellow readers understand.

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