After finished Archy & Mehitabel, I calculated I had 430 pages left to read before March 19th. I felt a sense of relief, and that my charging ahead in early weeks has prepared me for the limited time I am currently experiencing. At one point I thought I might be more like Teri and even get past the finish line, but alas–
Anyhow, a friend told me to check out Mr. Mercedes and I, as a writer, continue to try and understand why Stephen King is so radically famous. I have read The Stand — which I liked, but still do not fully understand why is has to be so long. I read most of Dreamcatcher, which just got too gross and my library due date came along so I bailed.
Here I am, attempting the first of a trilogy. The book is 436 pages, and when I saw that last night, I said it must be fate. With 430 pages left, I hit up the library and snagged the hardback with ease– looks like she hasn’t seen the light of day in a little while.
I’ll be chipping through this and am hoping to finish it by the 19th. I think it’s possible. I am reaching on my tippy toes, but I think I’ll get there. Will post along the way with this last read. I have to admit, I am happy to just focus on one last book as we coast downhill– long gone are the days of my comparative literature efforts!