My reading life is dictated by when ebooks are available at the library. My favorite days are when a hold becomes available the day I finish my current read. Those days feel like I won a scratch-off lottery ticket.
I get a little nervous when my next book becomes available too soon, though. Too soon would be two or more days before I finish the book I’m working on. Having the next book sit there and wait for me creates all this build-up and expectation. What-ifs creep in, like what if I’m not in the mood for that book when the time comes for me to read it?
All of this is to say that I have a book lined up, and it’s been lined up for a couple days, and it’ll probably be a couple days more before I finish my current book and can start it. In other words, it’s in the too soon window. It’s Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr, and I’ve been on the waitlist for it for a few weeks. I don’t remember where I heard about it, probably the #books chat channel at work. When it became available, I looked it up on Goodreads to remind myself what it was and why I reserved it. I made the mistake of reading some of the one and two star reviews (this is a danger of getting a book before I’m ready for it) and now I feel ambivalent about it. Sigh.
This is for today’s Bloganuary prompt: what book is next on your reading list?