Note to Self re: Laura Kinsale

Self, do not begin a Laura Kinsale book at 10 p.m., even if it’s Flowers From The Storm, a book you’ve read before. Don’t do it. You won’t be able to put the book down. You’ll still be sucked into the complex, emotional plot. You’ll still wonder if Jervaulx will fully recover from his stroke. You’ll want to cry when Maddy leaves him for the Quakers ready to snub her. You’ll cringe at the treatment Jervaulx receives in the asylum, and you’ll marvel at the language. So don’t do it. You’re getting up there in years. You need your sleep.

Oh, hell. Do it anyway, because the satisfaction of finishing a really fantastic romance, even at 2 a.m. is worth facing the rest of your day on four hours of sleep.

But you really shouldn’t start The Hidden Heart over your chai. If you do, you won’t get any work done. So don’t.

Yeah, like that’s not going to happen!

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